6x ADCC World Champion, Atos HQ Head Black Belt Andre Galvao teaches details for am excellent X Guard Sweep from De La Riva with the Shin Grip, during the 6pm No-Gi class on 01/29/2018.
The X Guard is one of the best guards in BJJ. The X Guard is predominantly used in sport Jiu Jitsu and is an excellent tool for sweeping opponent’s in competition. You can also add lots of transitions and variations to leg entanglement and heel hook attacks. Although this Guard is not the best for submitting, it has a multitude of benefits and recently we have seen an explosion in popularity of lower body attacks.
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.