During this Jiujitsu365 project there are a number of different styles of guard that I want to learn. One of them is the x-guard. It has always sounded exotic and I have been fascinated by the concept of being able to do it. Since beginning this project I have been able to improve my open guard as well as add the butterfly guard with a couple of sweeps to my bag of techniques.
This Saturday, I started watching videos to learn how to pull off the x-guard and why it is useful. It seems to be excellent for disrupting your opponents stance if they are standing over you and allows you to take them down in a position advantageous to you. I have an understanding of the technique, but this is definitely a move that requires a partner to grasp the true mechanics.
From watching the video (7 min.) above, I can now recall some people using the x-guard on me and that I have accidently used it once or twice.