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Defending the X Guard can be a huge pain in the butt. The absolute best defense to the X Guard is to never let anyone get under you. This is easier said than done. In this video I cover a very late defense.
Because this is a late defense you will notice a couple of places that your opponent can create problems for you. Please DO NOT think this is a perfect defense for the X Guard, but rather it's something you can do instead of just standing there, trying to keep your base, until ultimate
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