In this video I show a “fly on the wall” video series of some BJJ X Guard Drills we were working on. During the drilling cause we started with X Guard entry drills then moved into X Guard sweeps with some of them being cyclical style drills. Meaning I sweep you, then get up and […]

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Knocking over your opponent to initiate the berimbolo can be tricky at first, using this De La X Deep Hook position makes the berimbolo entry and execution easy and smooth … As you progress the off balancing becomes much easier from all positions but I’ve seen my students who weren’t understanding the berimbolo beginning “click” […]

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This x-guard sweep to the knee bar has always worked like a charm for me. Few details that make it work effectively. One is coming up with the sweep do not wait and then go. As your opponent falls you should already be turning for the knee. Detail number two. This can be switched based […]

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It is not uncommon to have completed the sweep discussed in the previous video a couple of times – to suddenly have your rolling partner counter/push against it. No problem. Use that energy to your advantage and sweep the other direction. Straight into a footlock (or alternative a relatively easy pass). It’s not hard, it […]

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Check out the signature move from Marcus Alemida Buchecha – Knee Bar from X guard

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This is part of a series on x-guard I did with my academy recently. It really is an awesome guard and provides many options to sweep and submit your opponent. There are some variations and tricks and hacks that I discuss in this series. So watch closely. Give it a try on the mat. Let […]

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From Butterfly To X-Guard Sweep by Paul Halme feat Bernardo Faria

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