X-Guard – Grappling Technique

This page provides details on how to do the X-Guard and how to utilize this technique in various attacks and submissions. The X-Guard is a grappling technique where a person on the ground can attack and sweep a standing opponent. This technique is used in martial arts systems such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. As martial arts students learn to utilize this maneuver, they should also study X-Guard Sweeps.

All grappling techniques are potentially dangerous and should only be practiced under the supervision of a trained martial arts instructor. For more grappling and submission techniques, please visit our main Submissions & Grappling Techniques section.

What is X-Guard?

X-Guard – Common Mistakes

Instructional Video for the X-Guard