Shinya Aoki Teaches the Japanese Necktie

January 13th, 2011 In Techniques | Comments Off

Shinya Aoki shows us the og Japanese Necktie. Sorry about it being in japanese, I couldn’t find it in english, but you get the point.

Posted by: Mike Frausto

(10th Planet Van Nuys)


Moments In Rubber Guard History

November 15th, 2008 In Theory | 11 Comments

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. 

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Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen Dream finals

July 21st, 2008 In MMA | Comments Off

Shinya hits the Karo pass at 2:14 of the Video. Later he uses the rubber guard, clears the hand to the mat, but then clears the neck in a funky way which leads to Hansen popping out. I won’t spoil the end of the fight.


Shinya Aoki vs. Caol Uno: Dream Quarter Finals

July 21st, 2008 In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Aoki is a submission wiz! He uses rubber guard and gets to the New York Position before time runs out at the end of the second round. It’s at 16:25 of the vid.


Shinya vs. Jz

June 9th, 2008 In MMA | 6 Comments