I’ve been playing a lot of x-guard lately. Most of what I’ve been doing is a set of 5 sweep from the x-guard position that I think are commonly known. In either case, I’d like to also take the back, because I find it’s often there. Several people show it on YouTube, but here’s Marcelo Garcia showing it:
I’ve practiced that move before, but just haven’t done it extensively. What I haven’t practiced before is submissions from x-guard. Below are some of the better videos I found showing good ideas.
A good tight armbar after the sweep:
An natural-looking switch to a kneebar from the x-guard position:
An interesting sweep to leg lock:
I’ll have to work on all of these this week when I get some open mat time in.