Multiple Time ADCC World Champion, Atos HQ Head Black Belt Andre Galvao teaches the No-Gi X Guard Set Up from Reverse DLR plus a sweep, during the 6pm class on 05/15/2019.
The X Guard is a position predominantly used for sweeps and leg entanglements. You position yourself under the opponent’s hips to take their base away and set up a sweep. In a traditional X Guard Position, you have an under hook on one of the opponent’s legs. Your legs are crossed around their other leg in the shape of an X. Hence the name! The way professor Galvao is teaching is called One Leg X or Ashi Garame.
Galvao teaches the details from The X Guard, one of the best and most successful guards to sweep, control, and/or attack your opponent's legs (heel hooks, knee bars and calf slicer).
The X Guard puts you directly underneath your opponent and allows you to use your legs and arms to compromise their balance. At the highest levels of competition, X guard is one of the most successful guards to sweep from.
Andre Galvao is one of the greatest BJJ athletes of all time, with 6 IBJJF World Championship titles, 10 IBJJF Pan American Championships, and 6 ADCC World Championship titles (4x as the ADCC Super Fight Champion). He received his black belt from Luis “Careca” Dagmar, having also worked extensively with Fernando Terere. Galvao is also a former mixed martial artist, with an MMA record of 5-2-0, before he retired to lead the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Headquarters in San Diego, California.
Today, Atos is considered one of the best jiu-jitsu academies in the world, producing World Champion athletes at all levels, from juvenile and white belt all the way to black belt. Galvao's mission with Atos BJJ On Demand is to share the lessons, and experiences he has acquired competing and coaching over the years.