You may have heard of the X guard made famous by Marcelo Garcia. In this video, Stephan Kesting introduces us to the 5 basic positions. There’s a whole game from here that’s amazing once you get into it.
I’m a big fan of getting the basics right. When it comes to Spider guard, this couldn’t be more true.
If you’re a fan of the Spider guard but are battling to finish from there, make sure you’re getting the basics right.
Check out this BJJ Joe video by Professor Kris Kim of Yongsan BJJ at Trent Warrior Fitness Center, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, Korea. The detail in the grip explanations is simply phenomenal.
Be sure to check out the notable points at these times:
0:15 Grip Basics
1:30 Establishing Position
4:22 Foot & Hand Position
7:20 Basic Movement