Having an ability to utilize a wide array of guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can only make you better. So, as soon as you start feeling comfortable with the “classic” guards (i.e. Closed Guard, Open Guard, Half Guard), you should go ahead and try out other variations. For example, the X Guard.
However, in order to learn how to “play” with this guard, you need to know how to enter it first!
The X Guard is a great guard to play in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but it can often be difficult to “get to it”. To establish it.
Sometimes, it’s the simplest of techniques that work best…
Such as this X Guard Sweep!
Tony Trammell demonstrates it on the video below:
Use lessons on controlling and managing distance from guard to choose the most effective strategies and positions to attack with, including De La Riva, Reverse De La Riva, X Guard, and more
- Gui Mendes is one of BJJ’s most respected black belts, with 4 world championships at black belt and tons of elite students at his academy Art Of Jiu-Jitsu.
- Get real, useable lessons from Gui breaking down his own rolling, so he can narrate how he is implementing these movements and ideas.