BJJ Mental Models

Ep. 86: Open Guard Series: X Guard

August 17, 2020 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 86
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 86: Open Guard Series: X Guard
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BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 86: Open Guard Series: X Guard
Aug 17, 2020 Episode 86
Steve & Matt Kwan

This week, X gon' give it to ya!  Steve and Matt discuss X guard and its variants.  X guard, while an advanced position and difficult to enter, is an incredibly powerful position that's especially effective against larger opponents.

There are three primary types of X guard:

  • X guard - best used when you're right underneath your opponent
  • Single leg X guard - best used when controlling the far leg is a challenge
  • Reverse X guard - best used when your opponent is leaning forward.

Mental models discussed in this episode:

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Show Notes

This week, X gon' give it to ya!  Steve and Matt discuss X guard and its variants.  X guard, while an advanced position and difficult to enter, is an incredibly powerful position that's especially effective against larger opponents.

There are three primary types of X guard:

  • X guard - best used when you're right underneath your opponent
  • Single leg X guard - best used when controlling the far leg is a challenge
  • Reverse X guard - best used when your opponent is leaning forward.

Mental models discussed in this episode:

IMPORTANT: BJJ Mental Models needs your help.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the future for Steve and Matt is uncertain.  Our gyms are closed, our income is impacted, and we need your help in order to continue providing free content.  We've started a Patreon where you can support BJJ Mental Models.  Please help us keep the lights on so we can keep your game sharp during this once-in-a-century crisis.  Link here:
https://patreon.com/bjjmentalmodels/

Need more BJJ Mental Models?

Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our mailing list:
https://bjjmentalmodels.com/join/

Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:
https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/

Let them know you're an educated grappler with our merch:
https://bjjmentalmodels.com/store/

Get the latest BJJ Mental Models updates from Facebook:
https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/

Music by Enterprize:
https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/