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The basics of the x-guard

The x-guard is a great position. I just posted a video going over the basics of the x-guard on YouTube. Please go check it out and give it a like —-> Here And let me know in the comments what gives you the hardest time. In my video, I break down the three major types of x guards: the modified x, single leg x, and the traditional x guard. The modified x guard is the easiest to get to from

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Lasso Guard Basics

shallow lasso

Recently I posted on Reddit last week covering the different guard transitions that I use in tournaments which you can check out here and one big topic of interest was the lasso.  The lasso is a pretty broad term for throwing one of your legs on your opponents arm or shoulder while they’re trying to pass.  I know there’s more to it but we need a working definition.  Any way there are two main lasso positions.  There is the shallow

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Why You Should Develop Your Guard Game Around Submissions

Developing a good guard game is no easy task. The guard is the foundational position in Jiu Jitsu. It’s what sets us apart from the other grappling arts. You get points in a tournament for sweeping from your guard. As well as your opponent — if they manage to pass your guard. So it’s a very important position. While there are no shortages of guard techniques online with resources like YouTube and other online training sites gaining in popularity. Putting

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