The X Guard position in BJJ is well known for it’s sweeping ability and transitional quality. Meaning that it can link up to several other positions quickly.
A while ago I posted a video where I showed a Oma Plata from the X Guard. In the comments of that video I saw someone say that they were unaware of the fact that you could use X Guard for submissions.
Again, he said that he always thought of the position as a sweeping guard instead of the ability to submit.
In this video I show another submission setup off of a sweep from X Guard.
It’s a simple idea.
It’s a Kick Back sweep from X Guard that lands the person onto their side where we can slide right into a straight ankle lock.
The position we transition to is often called Ashi Garami but I’ve heard other names for it. Call it whatever you like, it’s a nice addition to the end of your sweep.
I also touch on the idea of using the straight ankle lock / ashi garami in IBJJF. It’s a legal position but you definitely have to be careful for the reasons I state in the video.
Hope the video is helpful to you!
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