What type of game is your jiu jitsu kryptonite?

For myself when on bottom it's guys that take up every bit of space inch by inch. Shuts me down in a hurry. When I'm passing I have the most trouble with guys that have gorilla grip strength and know how to use it to control my ankles or sleeves.

Do any of you struggle with certain types of players more so than others? Phone Post 3.0

Yes those god damn f*ckers who pass from the wrong side! Phone Post 3.0

Guys with really good top games. I'm pretty good on my feet , in scrambly situations and on top. I'm a fish out of water on the bottom however. So guys who can put me on bottom give me the most trouble. My guard game sucks but I'm working on it Phone Post 3.0

Shinsplint - For myself when on bottom it's guys that take up every bit of space inch by inch. Shuts me down in a hurry. When I'm passing I have the most trouble with guys that have gorilla grip strength and know how to use it to control my ankles or sleeves.

Do any of you struggle with certain types of players more so than others? Phone Post 3.0


For me, pretty much what you said..

Shinsplint - For myself when on bottom it's guys that take up every bit of space inch by inch. Shuts me down in a hurry. When I'm passing I have the most trouble with guys that have gorilla grip strength and know how to use it to control my ankles or sleeves.

Do any of you struggle with certain types of players more so than others? Phone Post 3.0

Top game guys that can put me on my back...my guard sucks but I am working on it.

I also find (not really a 'game') but really tall people give me hell. I used to train with the 6'7 guy (Im 5'9ish) and when he got full guard I couldn't break it.

Short stocky people. Top, bottom, upside down. Whatever. If your short and muscular I have a very difficult time tapping you. Phone Post 3.0

I will go with injuries.

I'll exclude guys with a significant size or technical advantage--those people are of course going to challenge all of us.

Just considering guys about my size and skill level, I'm more of a top game crush/strong/athletic kind of guy, so when I'm against someone who has a really good, flexy, bendable open guard game that can transition through various guards to challenge my base or stretch me out, I find myself fighting for survival a lot more than I find myself "winning." Phone Post 3.0

Lanky dudes, always Phone Post 3.0

Pressure passing Phone Post 3.0

People who can get to leg lock positions from the bottom. Phone Post 3.0

GaspareBJJ - Lanky dudes, always Phone Post 3.0

with good 10th planet jiu jitsu. Kills me every time!

Outside passers who use knee on belly instead of side control. Phone Post 3.0

gtownhoya -
ozjiujitsu - Short stocky people. Top, bottom, upside down. Whatever. If your short and muscular I have a very difficult time tapping you. Phone Post 3.0
This. I love attacking from half guard, but when your legs are 18 inches long and 90% of your weight is in your core, I got nothing for you. Phone Post 3.0
Jumping on this bandwagon. No neck to choke and strong core so breaking posture is difficult. Add to that some good pressure passing and I might as well be playing badminton for all the good it does me Phone Post 3.0

checkuroil - Outside passers who use knee on belly instead of side control. Phone Post 3.0
Hahhaha this is me. We were talking about this last night. Why hold them in side control when I can let them flop about and get tired trying to run away from me. Minimal effort maximum in effect. Phone Post 3.0

flexible inverters.  drives me nuts when Ive passed their guard only to have them fold themselves over and replace.

Worst... top game guys that can put me on my back & keep me there



VERY close second, bottom guys that are very grippy & very tall



I hate them both Phone Post 3.0

Better wrestlers who pass really low and are bigger than me.

I know it's specific, but given the fact that I'm medium sized and not a good wrestler it's really not that uncommon.

Lighter, extremely active/mobile/fast passing specialists. I have excellent bridging escapes and can roll most heavy/pressure type top players if they pass to mount or side, but the really quick little dudes who bounce around and constantly change direction with passing or attacking from top give me fits. Phone Post 3.0

Grinders who don't get tired. Phone Post 3.0