The goal was to develop a style of guard that did not rely on grabbing the opponent's sleeve or collar for control or submission set ups.
In the world of Mixed Martial Arts the application is obvious. MMA fighters do not wear the traditional kimono of Brazilian or Japanese Jiu Jitsu. As a result there was a need for a guard style that did not utilize the gi.
This style of guard breaks your opponent down and uses over hooks and under hooks along with locking your legs over your opponent's back to control them and set up submissions.
I had the opportunity to train with Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Hollywood and was able to learn his innovative techniques first hand from him.
If you are interested in competing in grappling tournaments or MMA then you should consider this guard style. It will take time to develop the flexibility for some of the moves but with stretching and conditioning you will be able to apply the techniques.
Like most things in life it takes time and effort to develop this style of guard. You can learn the techniques in a matter of minutes but it will take a lot of work and constant drilling to develop your guard to the point where you can apply the techniques on an opponent that is resisting 100%.
As Eddie says “prey on the weak.” Start with people below your skill level. You have to be able to run a clinic on the new guy. Then you work on skooling guys your same skill level. Only after you can do that should you expect to be able to catch more experienced players.