In our recent post we covered striking from the standing position or open guard position and like we promised in today’s article posting we are going to cover how to strike from the bottom guard.
Many fighters think that when you are on the bottom that you just need to protect yourself. Well this isn’t true. When you are in the bottom guard position you also need to be on the offensive so that you can get out from the bottom position and the only way to accomplish this is to be on the offensive as well as be defensive at the same time. So learning how to cover your exposed elements to your opponent while maintaining a good offense is key.
In the following videos it will show you how you can maintain a good defense in the bottom guard while at the same time executing a good offense.
MMA Champion Tito Ortiz showing us some examples of really good bottom striking
The guys over at Damage Control MMA showing us some really good defensive moves as well as the offensive moves from the bottom guard
Another Awesome video from Damage Control MMA showing 3 varieties of arm trap striking from the bottom guard position.
MMA Champion Chuck Liddell Showing how to use the elbows from the guard position to strike.
Brian Yamasaki demonstrates a series of basic posture breaking methods which is a good defensive move from the guard to deal with a variety of different hand positions and hold downs
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