X Guard Sweep Around the World
- on Jan 24, 2013
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Transitioning from X Guard to the Back can be both awesome and difficult. In this video I show you the finer points of this transition so that you can hit it with higher success.
The first roadblock on your way to the back is going to passing the leg over your head. This leg (the one by your ear) can be either extremely easy to move or extremely difficult, I find that my students have very little "grey" area with it.
Passing the leg over the head is a combination of pushing and lifting betwe
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There are plenty of ways to finish coming out on the back, in this video I show one way to do it. I emphasize pulling my opponent back into me instead of hipping up and over. I have heard that by having that hook in you hare "half way to the back" but in reality that hook is as much of a liability as it is a benefit. If you take the back the way th more
In this video I show a very simple Butterfly Guard Pass. It's so simple in fact that most people dont expect it and thus it has a fairly high success rate (the first couple of times you use it).
The best part about this move is that it doesn't require a lot of practice. Do 20 or 30 reps before trying to pull it off in live rolling but make sure to practice it outside the view of your sparring partners. Otherwise they'll expect it and it probably wont work.
With that being said there are two more
In this video I go over a defense to the Back Step.
As you progress in grappling competition the skill of your opponents will go up. With this increase in skill there will also be an increase in the depth of their games. As a white belt and blue belt I very rarely encountered anyone that used the Back Step. It was basically all Knee Cut Pass or passes to my dominate side.
After getting my purple belt it was more common to see people switch directions mid pass. As a black belt it's almost more
In this video I show a technical and easy way to clear the De la Riva hook when your opponent is cupping your ankle. This can be an absolute nightmare against someone who is good in Open Guard.
There are a number of great ways to deal with this hook and in this video I show my favorite. It starts off the same way as the Kick and Go pass. There is nothing more important than a stable base and good posture. This will set up all of the things that you want to do.
Once you have stabilized your more
The X Guard continues to provide powerful sweeping options. In this video I show you the last move of my X Guard Series called the Ball and Chain.
I use the term "ball and chain" to refer to any time you have an arm fed between your opponent's legs. This can be a very powerful position that gives you a lot of control and your opponent very few options.
This sweep starts off the same as the X Guard Sweep to the Back. So if you would like to see a little more on the transition of getting the more
In this video I show a great defense to the Back Step. It is amazingly simple and easy to do but requires some practice and a couple of small details to make sure you don't get caught mid transition.
The most important thing about this defense is that you make sure and differentiate between the Back Step and the Reverse Sit. If you try to do this move when someone does the Reverse sit....your'e gonna have a bad time.
If you know anything about me you'll know that I like to play with the u more
In this video I show one of my bread and butter sweeps, the Low Hip Bump.
Many of us abandon the hip bump as we progress through the ranks. Often it is easy to see the setup coming and stuff the sweep. This is partially due to the fact that the setup is very easy to notice. That is when why the Low Hip Bump is so successful, there is literally no setup involved.
This sweep is crazy effective and I find that it is used most often when my opponent has had his posture broken and he/she tri more
In this video I show one of my favorite sweeps the Pocket Sweep. There are a lot of different entries into this sweep but the most important thing is passing the arm across your centerline.
The easiest way to do this is to take control of that arm and either move your hips across or by simply using brute force and passing it in front of your chest. Normally I use a combination of the two things to get maximum efficiency.
Once you get the arm across the center line it is very important more
In this video I show how to do a Reverse Armbar from Closed Guard. This is a pretty common move that you see attempted throughout the ranks but finished with very little frequency. This is due to the fact that the setup is tedious and the hip movement required to dominate the shoulder is difficult.
This is a great move to attempt on someone who has no posture and will allow you to get a "1 under one over" grip. Take note of how my hand grip is. This is a VERY important detail. The arm th more
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