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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Erich Krauss. Glen Cordoza. Marcelo Garcia, winner of five Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championships and a man many feel is the best pound-for-pound submission grappler of all time, unveils the secrets behind the most effective guard system in existence-the X-Guard.
Unlike most jiu-jitsu instructional books, Garcia leaves no stone unturned. Not only does he show you how to sweep your opponent using the Marcelo Garcia, winner of five Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championships and a man many feel is the best pound-for-pound submission grappler of all time, unveils the secrets behind the most effective guard system in existence-the X-Guard.
Not only does he show you how to sweep your opponent using the X-Guard from nearly every control position, he shows you how to do it both with a gi and without.
Covering everything from grips to timing, this book will be a savior to anyone wishing to compete in jiu-jitsu ournaments, no-gi grappling competition or mixed martial arts. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The X-Guard , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4.
Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 27, Stuart rated it really liked it. When I first saw this book, I'll admit, I was a little wary. A whole book on one quite specialised BJJ guard position?
Even by the multiple world champion whose guard it is? Thankfully, when I got around to reading it, I found that it was far more than that, encompassing large portions of MG's bottom game with relatively clear photography and descriptions that cover everything from posture in the seated open guard to butterfly guard sweeps and submissions.
The x-guard stuff later in the book conn When I first saw this book, I'll admit, I was a little wary. The x-guard stuff later in the book connects naturally to that, and if you choose to use all the techniques, it will give you an approach on the bottom that is very much about reversing the position rather than trying for surprise submissions from positions where you don't have gravity on your side.
There are a couple of points that perhaps need to be addressed. One is that, because this book has been out for a while, it doesn't contain much on the single leg x-guard, which MG seems to use these days as a set up for the x-guard, or even an initial sweeping option in a lot of cases. We even see him in the submissions section going from a full x-guard to a straight foot lock, which seems like going all the way somewhere only to come back a step or two.
There's also less about the arm drag game than I would like. I know now that it has made it into his book on the top game, but honestly, you could read this book and think that Marcelo Garcia didn't use the arm drag to take the back as a big part of his game from the butterfly guard. That's less because the techniques aren't there, but simply because the editors haven't been that selective.
They've put in every minor variation as a separate technique, with the result that the vast majority of the stuff looks very similar and it can be hard to work out which the key techniques are. Aug 02, Marco R rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: read. Very good book! Mike T rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Sovann rated it it was amazing May 10, Emiliya rated it it was amazing Jun 11, Benjamin Taddesse rated it liked it Apr 17, David rated it really liked it Dec 14, Lukeus rated it really liked it Sep 14, Henry rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Jay Chow rated it it was amazing May 30, Marc Aplin rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Neil Patterson rated it really liked it Apr 02, Teddy rated it really liked it May 24, Rodel rated it really liked it Oct 15, Ryan rated it really liked it Apr 21, Hyungju Moon rated it really liked it Mar 21, Jason rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Cody Cummings rated it really liked it Mar 02, Ryan rated it really liked it May 26, William rated it really liked it Sep 16, Kevin rated it liked it Apr 01, Ccs rated it really liked it Sep 09, Dave Banko rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Kenneth Garrett rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Thomas Syphilis rated it it was amazing May 31, W rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Joao Paulo rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Michael Mack rated it really liked it Sep 08, Nate rated it it was amazing Feb 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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10 Key Techniques and Tactics of Marcelo Garcia
He has quite a few signature moves, each of which took the sport by storm. Going directly to the back instead of spending time in the guard reduces the risk of getting swept or submitted. Did Garcia invent this technique? Certainly not — he took it from wrestling. To do the arm drag from standing you grab their same-side wrist and cup their arm around the tricep, then you side step and swing it past you and end up in a rear-clinch position. Marcelo also uses the standing arm drag to set up a wicked inside trip takedown or to pull his opponent all the way to the ground.
The X-Guard : Gi and No Gi Jiu-Jitsu by Marcelo García, Glen Cordoza and Erich Krauss (Trade Paper)
The X-Guard: Gi No Gi Jiu-Jitsu