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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From Deep Half Guard to X-Guard with Jon Satava and Bernardo Faria

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If you’ve been having trouble when the opponent makes the guard X, take a look at this simple defense

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A nice combo of 3 sweeps from X guard by MMA Leach Gustavo Gasparin

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Interesting option for taking the back from X guard!

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