Moments In Rubber Guard History

As you know, my name is Alder. I like to fancy myself as an authority on the history of the Rubber Guard. From it’s inception, it’s been Eddies mission to revolutionize the Jiu Jitsu game. Up to this point I feel he’s done a excellent job. Although there are many detractors, I feel the evidence swings on the side of favorability. I feel we’re close to seeing a Rubber Guard victory in the main event of the UFC.

If we look at the facts, it could be the BJ Penn vs. George St. Pierre. Here’s GSP, a man that has been out wrestling wrestlers and dominating his division. Let’s face it, BJ’s takedown defense is sick, but he’ll probably go down eventually. In my opinion it will be GSP’s game plan to take BJ down and try to pound from the top. This lends itself to a RG victory. BJ has the skill set and the flexibility to the THE RG player. I feel it would be in BJ’s best interest to consider this as an serious option in his game plan. If BJ could pull this off, it would be the biggest moment in RG history to date. 

My question is, what are the important RG/10pjj moments so far? Shinya Aoki beating Hansen? Vinny Magalhaes switching to the dark side and using Eddie’s stuff on TUF 8. Or maybe it the publishing of Eddie’s book, “Mastering The Rubber Guard.” At any rate, there’s a ton of key moments, let’s hear some. 


11 Responses to “Moments In Rubber Guard History”

  1. ian says:

    “My question is, what are the important RG/10pjj moments so far?” – alder

    the obvious answer is 10th planet HQ’s own, ian quinto, getting his first (legitimate) individual competition match win earlier this year (and it only took him 10 or so tournaments to finally get it).

    @ javi “showtime” vasquez’s in-house tournament (he’s the voice in the background spilling out all the 10th planet secrets).

    “end of thread”

  2. Alder Hampel says:

    lol this is obvious!

  3. Alder Hampel says:

    Well this weekend was pretty big. UFC 91 saw Dustin Hazelett win via omoplata.

  4. ian says:


    my match was better.

  5. Adam says:

    DID ANYONE see Vinny during the Ult. Fighter just beat Krystof?? Does rubber guard work? Lets see, Vinny kept him broke down, rained elbows, subbed with armbar. I think the answer is YES

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