The Single Leg X-Guard is a perfect guard for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioners who like to attack their opponents with both sweeps and submissions. As Single Leg X-Guard positions you underneath your opponent, you have plenty of options to attack his base for a sweep or switch to attacking his legs with a powerful leg lock. While there are a few variations of the Single Leg X-Guard, the most powerful one is when you wrap your opponent’s leg with an overhook, so that is the variation we suggest you utilize.
The Single Leg X is a fantastic position, full of sweep and transition options, as well as of submissions that follow it. However, you have to know how to play this position well first, before you can feel truly comfortable with it.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is constantly evolving. Just when you think you know how a position works, someone brings a whole new look at it.
For example, if you’re pretty proficient with the Single Leg X Guard, you still probably haven’t seen the following Single Leg X Guard Sweep!
Bird Wiltse demonstrates it on the video below:
Enter Single Leg X with ease, Thomas teaches innovative methods that will have your opponent trapped in your Single Leg X Guard.
- Discover the finer details of maintaining Single Leg X so that your opponent cannot pass!
- Defeat even the best passers with grip and sweep modifications that always leave an option of attack.