X-Guard Submissions and Taking the Back

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.

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