The Open Guard offers you so much choice for setting up your attacking game! There are a number of ways to set up offense from here, and if you haven’t read our two articles about the Collar Sleeve Guard – one of the best Open Guards out there – you definitely should!
This guard grants you an opportunity to set up yet another powerful position, one with heaps of attacks within its disposal… The Cross Sleeve Guard.
The Shaolin Sweep is one of those techniques that will make your training partners feel silly, once you hit it on them.
So here’s how to do it!
Vitor Shaolin demonstrates the Shaolin Sweep on the video below:
BJJ & MMA Legend Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro Shows You His Signature Cross Guard That Can Help You Develop A System For Submission Offense Off Your Back With This Classically Powerful Open Guard.
- This cross cuff grip-based guard will help you swing into strong submissions and sweeps as you defend yourself using open guard fundamentals.
- Launch into armbars, triangles, omoplata, and more as you control the cross guard and get your legs into better finishing positions.
- Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro is a 3-Time IBJJF Black Belt World Champion and MMA legend who used this cross guard to huge success in his competition career.