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X-guard

    Sat, 2007-07-07 05:52 — cshudson

    Do any of you all use it. I have been watching my instructor use it alot. So i have been experimenting with it.

    Just wanted some thoughts on it.

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    cshudson's picture

    Normally, My most problem is when I guess i am locked down in it. I pretty much 100% of the time get swep with it. Which my instructor is the only person to get me in it and he is fast.

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    KibunInc's picture

    Heck that is not bad if only one person can get you with it and he is the instructor. Sound like you are really doing good against it.

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    cshudson's picture

    Well he is the only one who really uses the x-guard at my club, he has not taught it, but i have been watching him and some marcelo garcia videos and trying to incorporate in into my game. Just for fun really.

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    cshudson's picture

    I actually got to use the X-guard tonight in my JUDO class agaunst some judo guys and had a real good success rate of sweeps from this position. I was happy with the sweeps.

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    cshudson's picture

    Awesome, glad to get some feedback

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    Marty Post's picture

    its the shit no gi but with a gi terere showed us all how to kill it.

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    cshudson's picture

    Well I was talking to my instructor today about the x guard and he said we are going to get into it here real soon.

    I was rolling this morning and I was feeling dominated from a guy that got stuck in my half guard and then i decided to go for it, I hook the opposite knee that wasnt in the lockdown and pulled him up and hooked the X guard and swep him over.

    I was proud.....LOL

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    Ezekiel's picture

    I have never been taught the X-guard. I've just watched someone do it in fights etc and tried it once or twice, but never really got it to work. Now since I read this post I've been testing it more and more. It's starting to feel really natural now. Very cool position and most people at my gym don't have an answer to it :D So after a round they're all :confused: It even works well on some guys I normally have tought rounds with, so I will start evolving my game even more now (I love to fight from the guard anyways, so this will be a great addition to my game).

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    cshudson's picture

    I have been doing the same, incorporating it more and more.

    I am a half guard or full guard player

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    Ezekiel's picture

    Yeah, exactly! I'm going to get my hands on the Garcia "Mastering the X-guard" DVD (or whatever it's called...) and start studying it more. I'm actully very impressed with how well it worked :)

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    cshudson's picture

    yeah it was something i watched a few times and then was like whoa it does work nicely.

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    cshudson's picture

    Download videos of Marcelo Garcia, thats what i did and it helps.

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    Ezekiel's picture

    Hehe, shhhhhhh! That's illegal :p If Marcelo reads that, he's gonna come and choke you out and talk like Borat at the same time. I will be getting my home computer fixed today or tomorrow, then I shall start the quest of the X-guard :D

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    KibunInc's picture

    Give us a link!!!!

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    cshudson's picture

    Ok give me a few minutes, I'm at work. I am searcing now. LOL

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    cshudson's picture

    Video links are on Page 2...

    Hope everyone Enjoys.

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    cshudson's picture

    Marcelo Garcia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQEtIwS0YZE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00K0cq6kXY

    Some guy uses X-Guard Sweep
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJT8x8CyUb0

    X-Guard Armbar
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYNicqpyF30

    X-Guard Kneebar
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSFKLOEGdj4

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    KibunInc's picture

    I do not use it that much. When someone does it to me I tend to crossface them as a counter. I would like to know more about it though.

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    cshudson's picture

    Yeah i dont use it that often, but man when i get in it, i get frustrated. to me its hard to move once your locked in.

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    KibunInc's picture

    Yes once you are locked down completely it can be ahrd ot move. At which part of the position gives you the most problem.

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