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BJJ Technique of the Week: Single Leg X Entry to X Guard to Takedown

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

X guard and single leg X are positions you will find yourself in while training jiu-jitsu. Here is the bjj technique of the week featuring this position.

Here's how I understood how to do this bjj technique and a direct transcription of my notes:

1) Hook the closest leg with a sticky hook while blocking the far side leg.

2)Fall on your side to the far-side leg while moving your opponent's hooked leg up over your leg, placing the closest leg foot on opponents hip and your other leg behind opponent's leg and lifting hips for single X, which you can use to sweep opponent with single X sweep (turning your knees out and letting them fall on the ground while you get up) Also, I know my hips weren't super high in the video but i didn't want Eva, my training partner to fall so fast.

3) If opponent fights the single x sweep by dropping their knee onto your belly, underhook the leg of the dropped knee, switch to X guard by moving your foot on opponent's hip inside their far side leg, and other foot to their far side inner knee.

4) Do a technical stand-up while driving into their leg for the takedown.

I'm sure there are few more details I have to work out, but this is the move that I'll definitely will be working on!

Any tips and tricks on single X or X guard entries? Share them with me on my Instagram @blackgirlwhitegi_bjj

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