What The Duck is Duck Guard?
It took Black Belt, Josh McKinney, 13 months of trial and error to create a systemized version of cross sleeve guard. This system is refered to as the "Duck Guard."
The concept is simple, because we based the guard around 1 grip, you force your opponent into a fight where you have every answer and they have none.
Become a High Level Guard Player
"It's really interesting how now a days people are afraid to open their guard. I really think it's because there is a very big forgotten concept of jiu-jitsu. Constant connection.
I always tell my students that whoever dominates connections(grips) will dominate the match.
That concept alone solves nothing though. Because, what grips are important? Which are the best to have?
I decided the SIMPLEST way to answer the question of 'best grip' is the grip that you know most from.
So I took a single grip, the cross sleeve grip, and I decided I would find a response to everything that my opponent would try to do while in the cross sleeve.
Essentially, I created a system of playing guard based off of one grip that works at the highest level of jiu-jitsu."
Tac Team Black belt and host of the I Suck at Jiu-Jitsu Show
Learn Josh's Ankle Breaking Secret
One of the strongest moves that Josh developed from the Duck Guard is his straight ankle lock. Learn some of the hidden details on one of the most over-looked submissions in Jiu-Jitsu.
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Bjj Black Belt and Creator of The Star Spangled Spider Guard
"I hate Josh Mckinney for creating this guard because Ive been getting crushed by it for nearly a year. It's super effective and nearly impossible to pass."
Black Belt and Creator of Simplifying Takedowns
This guard is stupid... Mainly because I have been getting swept and/or submitted by it a lot this last year!