The secret to a good sweep is the safety it makes you feel as you get started on it. To Edgar Guimarães, a teacher at Escola de Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro in Blumenau, Brazil, the options available from the X-guard are quite appealing.
In today’s lesson, he shows his favorite variation from the X-guard to get on top. After making the hook of the De la Riva guard and placing his other foot behind his opponent’s knee, Edgar switches the hand from the collar grip and raises himself with no risk, and then pushes his opponent down.
Check out the grip and positioning details in this video.