Favorite Grappling Position

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POLL: Favorite Grappling Position
Guard (closed or open) 14% (4)
Half Guard 4% (1)
Side Control/North-South 32% (9)
Mount 18% (5)
Back Control 18% (5)
Other Guards (butterfly, rubber, etc) 14% (4)
DeadHead988
8/17/11 5:08:35PM
I would have included more positions but I ran out of room in the poll. Personally, I'm more of a bottom game kind of guy so guard is my #1 position. If there is a more specific position that you favor or one that I was unable to include in the poll, add it in the comments.
Theoutlaw08
8/17/11 5:10:21PM
I like to be in side when I grapple for fun. But I also like to be on back with someone in my guard.
FastKnockout
8/17/11 5:18:48PM
I've always had a weak spot for butterfly guard, considering most guys know it but hardly ever use it.
Theoutlaw08
8/17/11 5:27:37PM

Posted by FastKnockout

I've always had a weak spot for butterfly guard, considering most guys know it but hardly ever use it.



I like the butterfly guard, it comes in handy. A lot of the people I grapple with dont use it, only a few of us do.
DeadHead988
8/17/11 5:36:44PM
What gym do you guys train at?
FastKnockout
8/17/11 6:12:15PM

Posted by DeadHead988

What gym do you guys train at?



I don't train. I just love the sport and study up on it.
papercut
8/17/11 6:13:49PM
my favorite would have to be side control with butterfly coming as a close second. I love working butterfly guard against the bigger guys in my gym, but I am most comfortable and well versed working anywhere on top.
decken
8/17/11 9:03:24PM
Half guard top or bottom against BJJ person because there are some really cool sweeps and chokes you can get. Top side control if they guy has a good wrestling back ground because it sucks having a good wrestler smother you and its funny to watch a wrestler suffer on his back .
Pskinner_mma314
8/17/11 9:22:37PM
Just cuz noone has said it yet....locked in a gina carano triangle....

in all seriousness, bein on my back in guard.....or havin sumones back
BeeR
8/17/11 10:15:09PM
doggy style.
co-ed

giggity
DeadHead988
8/17/11 10:49:13PM
Wow, mount isn't too popular. It's funny how it's such a dominant position in MMA, yet in pure grappling it's options are somewhat more limited than side control or other positions.
decken
8/18/11 12:57:32AM

Posted by DeadHead988

Wow, mount isn't too popular. It's funny how it's such a dominant position in MMA, yet in pure grappling it's options are somewhat more limited than side control or other positions.



My experience is mount is pretty easy to escape from with a good shrimp crawl. I remember not to long ago some mma fighter saying he doesn't like to get mount because it is hard to control your opponent. It might have been Randy.
UFC_Fanatic
8/18/11 3:01:05AM
I'm actually known amongst the people I train with for jumping guard on people and pulling guard in pretty much any way I can. I love working off my back and I'm too small in comparison to the people I train with to be able to shoot a double with any level of success. I love working from my guard because there is so much you can do from guard it's ridiculous.
RyanC
8/25/11 9:20:33AM
I picked "other guard" since I'm a 10th Planet guy and love to play rubber guard, but back mount would definitely be my other favorite. Tons of options and you're not in any danger.
kid_boo
8/25/11 4:13:48PM
Myself personally i perfer Spider gaurd. I feel i have better control of the upperbody and if need be i can attack the legs an try 2 force a sweep.
prophecy033
8/25/11 4:58:59PM
I went with back control. I prefer the back with a body triangle. It really limits their movement and also sets up punches and the rear-naked. It always works on my brother
TheGreatestOverall
9/3/11 12:09:48AM
Side for sure. Safest feeling position to me.
Bac
9/22/11 2:29:58AM
Full mount and throw hammer punches, straights, hooks, elbows! I don't mind doing it every time. I usually practice it with a submission master dummy rather that a live person. Just imagine punching your partner to death lol!
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