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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
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 ti watch video >>
In this video I show the next logical move after you have obtained a deep underhook. Having a deep underhook opens up the pathway to the back!
There are plenty of ways to finish coming out on the watch video >>
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 watch video >>
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.
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In this video I show a second option for when your opponent fails the Koala. This is an easy and effective option. The easiest defense for the Koala sweep is when your opponent just lifts his ankle watch video >>
In this video I show an Open Guard Sweep called the Kola Bear. This is a very basic Open Guard sweep and works both gi and no gi. I think this is a must have technique for all grapplers. The best watch video >>
In this video I show one of the most basic Open Guard Sweeps, the Push Pull Sweep. I have seen this taught more times than I can count and I have seen tons of little details and variations that make watch video >>
In this video I show a common Quarter Guard Sweep, the Wing Sweep. I see a lot of people play the QG (Quarter Guard) position but only as a stalling position to get their opponents weight off of the watch video >>
In this video I show a very sneaky and effective move from the Half Guard. Although this move is labeled a sweep it walks a fine line between sweep and reversal. The ruling between sweep and revers watch video >>