In today’s lesson we are going to over striking from the guard position. Striking from the guard in the top position can be a highly effective technique to inflict pain on your opponent. When you are striking from the guard be sure to use your arms,forearms and elbows if they are allowed.
Use your fists and forearms to strike your opponent and if you see a weak or vulnerable point by all means go for that first. IE.. your opponent has a cut over his eye, then you must try to concentrate your strikes to that area because it will inflict as much damage as possible, and the chances that the ref. will stop the fight will greatly increase.
One thing to remember when you are being on the offensive from the top guard position is that your opponent will be working on ways to get you into a submission so be aware and take the proper action to try and avoid this.
To show you some ways to strike from the top position we have included some videos here for you to get a better idea.
Striking Practice on a Bag
Red Schaeffer Showing some basic striking from the guard position
Joe Lauzon Showing How To Strike From Inside The Guard
David Hogan Showing His techniques For Striking
Mario Sperry Showing His Striking Techniques
The Guys Over at Imformed performance Showing Us their techniques
Fedor Emelianenko Exhibiting His Tehniques
We definitely will be posting ore videos in this one so be sure to bookmark this page.
Also we will be posting a lesson very soon on striking in the bottom guard position.