I have been using the Cross Guard since purple belt and it has always been in my opinion one of the most dynamic guards. It opens up options for both submissions and sweeps. Allows for triangle chokes, armbars, omoplatas, ankle locks, matrix set ups, berimbolo set ups, and transitions to X Guard. I think it is easy to set up for beginners from closed guard as well as accessible in many situation even at a top level. This clip is my giving a short overview of the position from my classes teaching at the Nacka Summer Camp in Stockholm Sweden. If you like the position I have more instructional content on the grapplers guide.
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