Conversations worth having: The Guard (Matt Wuchner 5m)

The second installment of the Conversations Worth Having Series. In this video Matt discusses the guard as it relates to “guards” seen in other sports/forms of combat, and the value of explaining the objective purpose it serves as a defensive platform first and foremost. When students are made aware that there is indeed a base principle underlying the use of any decent guard position, we can bring a sense of attainability to what can seem like a magical/mystical aspect of JiuJitsu in the minds of beginners. When we know WHAT we are doing and WHY we are doing it, our brains tend to hesitate less and learn faster.