Stephan Kesting – The 3 Most Common Errors in the X Guard

This month at 10th Planet Van Nuys Coach Alder is showing some X Guard Sweeps.  In the video below Stephan Kesting shows 3 common errors that people make in the X Guard. https://youtu.be/SBW1FuqJcBw The X Guard is a position I don't normally play but it is a very powerful position that opens up a ton … Continue reading Stephan Kesting – The 3 Most Common Errors in the X Guard

Countering the Ankle Lock with a Knee Compression

As people get better with their leg control and transitions, it is becoming harder than ever to escape. Once you think you are free, people quickly switch to another form of control. In situations like this your only hope is to look for a submission of your own. One of my favorite ankle lock counters … Continue reading Countering the Ankle Lock with a Knee Compression

Side Control Kimura Set Up from Rafeal Mendes

When learning a submission you eventually reach the point where you need to find new set ups because your training partners know how to stop all of you go to set ups. I recently had this happen to me with the Kimura from side control. I was becoming frustrated because people were not falling into … Continue reading Side Control Kimura Set Up from Rafeal Mendes