X Guard Sweep Drop Ankle and Dump
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The X Guard position gives you a lot of options for sweeping. The position is so powerful that even if you have lost your grips you can still unbalance and sweep your opponent. This video covers the instances when your opponent has broken your grips OR you never got grips (although depending on your opponents base you may be able to do this with grips as well).
Regardless of the fact if you have grips or not the first order of business is to always check their base. As discussed in my previo
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