10th Planet Police: Spider Web Position UFC MMA Jiu-jitsu

April 11th, 2014

So, I initially found MMA Surge when I saw a ton of people sharing their Lockdown video. I thought, no big deal, Eddie just used the Lockdown against Royler Gracie, it’s a hot topic. On further inspection, I saw some negative comments relating to the video, ok now it peaked my interest. Since I only respond to negative feedback, I clicked on the link.

I had to say, at first glance it looked like a pretty polished product. The video was well put together. They had a nice camera, and it was well lit. They had multiple camera angles. The audio is good, there’s no background noise, and they had production sound, it doesn’t sound like the shitty built in camera mics that most videos are shot on. The editing was good, they cut between the different cameras. They even had some special effect cuts. They had animations and some cool logos and stuff. Andrew “The Squid” Montinez is a good looking kid with charm and charisma. He’s well spoken and conducts himself professionally.

Now I’ll start with the critiques. Somewhere there’s a group of break dancers angry with Andrew “The Squid” Montinez. The production team obviously stole their cardboard and used as a gym mat alternative. The location was interesting. Instead of using a traditional played out gym environment they opted to use the crack house location from “Jungle Fever.” I was halfway expecting Gator and a strung out Halle Berry to walk in the frame at any moment.

The title of the video is “Spider Web Position UFC MMA Jiu-jitsu.” I think somebody heard that if you use keywords in the title, the Google spiderbots will find your videos and rank them higher so you can get rich from advertising. SEO can be done tastefully without looking like spam. I kept thinking the vid would cut over to a penis enlargement pill or a webcam girl ad at any moment.

As for the actually content of the video, well I’m speechless. If you know the 10th Planet system, you’ll be very familiar with the Spider Web. It’s a well defined position with a particular group of moves attached to it. This video is NOT the Spider Web position. It has similarities to it, but the entire reason the spider web is the position it is, is because of the control it uses on the lower body. “The Squid” failed to show the detail that separates the Spider Web from a regular arm bar. 2 seconds of research on the internet would have shown that. I won’t comment on the validity of his techniques, as I haven’t drilled them or tried them, but judging on his lack of research, I’ll just take a wild guess and say they’re not well thought out either.

It seems like a lot of effort production wise, just to show a bunch of techniques that are not what you claim they are?

10th Planet Police Investigate, “The Lockdown Position Jiu-jitsu MMA UFC”

April 10th, 2014

RGPD: Double Gogo

February 28th, 2010

I think this video is where Eddie got the idea for “The Sorcerer.” If I were this guys wife, I’d sue.

this is a move my wife landed on me by accident and i looked everywhere online to try and find it but i havent found it yet. not gunna lie she made me tap.”

RGPD: Criss Cross Control (CCC)

February 27th, 2010

Another installment of the Rubber Guard Police Department. It’s time to put the infamous (not really), Criss Cross Control, to the test! Is it the new double bagger? Or will it be thrown to the side like so many other techniques that didn’t make the cut. YOU BE THE JUDGE!

RGPD: Lockdown Counter

January 20th, 2010

RGPD: Brandon Quick Summary pt 2

January 20th, 2010

The saga continues:

RGPD: The Shwells Choke

August 15th, 2009

Is it legit or do we throw them in with the pit vipers?

“I do not pretend to be an expert on the rubber guard or anything Jiu-Jitsu. This was taken the same night that we “discovered” the counter. (no, we don’t train at Matt’s house – We didn’t have a camera with us at the college). Also, I don’t know if anybody else has ever done this / discovered this before us, I have just never seen it before and thought is was worth sharing. One last thing: I know that I have a crappy Kung Fu move! I’m sorry, I’m working on it. I said I wasn’t an expert.”

RGPD: Rate My Rubber Guard Front Yard Edition.

August 14th, 2009

Legit or not? YOU be the judge.

The Godfather and Godfather Sweep to Side Control – Triple Threat Combat Sports

July 11th, 2009

RGPD: 10th Planet Twist Back Plan B Combo Triple Threat Combat Sports

July 3rd, 2009

Rate his teaching. Legit?

“Kevin Green (owner of Triple Threat Combat Sports in Bear Delaware – www.ttcombatsports.com) teaches Twist Back Plan B Combo from the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsus system developed by Eddie Bravo.”

RGPD: Transitioning From The Back To The Twister

April 23rd, 2009

“Pro MMA training and technique advice! Learn how to take the back and throw with a twister in this free online video covering mixed martial arts back attacks.”

Ok team, welcome to another installment for The Rubber Guard Police Department. Is this guy legit? Yes or no?

RGPD “Pillory” counter to rubber guard pass

April 17th, 2009

This guy asked me for some feed back. I’m really lazy, I figured I’d post it and let you guys decide.

RGPD: The Banana Guard

April 5th, 2009

RGPD: Erik Paulson Breaks The Lockdown

February 28th, 2009

“The “Lockdown”, known more generically as the “Scorpion Lock” has become a very popular and effective base of operations from the Half Guard. On three separate occasions I asked Sensei Paulson how he would counter this style of half guard and this was perhaps his most thorough, set of options.

In the future, Dr. Sick will revisit Breaking the Lockdown and try to consolidate a couple of the other options shown during other sessions with Sensei Paulson.”

RGPD: Breaking Down Your Opponent

February 20th, 2009