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Shut Down The Single Leg X With Lucas Lepri

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Single Leg X Shutdown Variations by Lucas Lepri

Lucas Lepri is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the renowned Elan Santiago and fights for the infamous Alliance team. Lepri is one of few who have won all 4 major championships at the adult black belt level. Lucas Lepri has also won the No Gi World Jiu Jitu championship and the No Gi Pan American Championship multiple times. Today we are going to take a look at some single leg X shut down variations by Lucas Lepri. Watch the video below and then we will break down Lepri’s technique. Check it out now!

Lucas Lepri solidified his legendary status at the 2016 IBJJF World Championship by showing the Jiu Jitsu community that he is not just a guard passer -- HE IS THE COMPLETE JIU JITSU ATHLETE. In his fourth series, Lucas walks you through his competition proven sit-up guard system for all different scenarios. If you are a fan of great solid jiu jitsu, you don't want to be without this position!

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As soon as you are caught in a player’s single leg X you want to turn and push into him that was he is not able to sweep you. Get a grip on your opponent’s collar and turn your knee into him so that your hips can come forward. This will allow you to clear your training partner’s foot from your leg easily. Remember to keep your arm inside your opponent’s knee once you have cleared his single leg X. From here you can continue to pressure with your knee as you are passing around the single leg.

This is a very efficient way to shut down the single leg X. Remember, you do not need to rush, take your time with this one so you can react to your training partner’s attempts to counter. You should be aware of your opponent’s attempt to bump you when you start to pass. This will give you the correct position to escape your knee and get to the top mount position.

As you can tell, there are a lot of little details the Lucas Lepri really emphasizes as important in order to shut down the single leg X. This is a pretty simple solution to a really common problem. If you struggle with single leg X just remember this easy tricks from Lucas Lepri. If you want more great guard passing techniques from Lepri then check out his instructional series “The Science Of Guard Passing” available right here on BJJ Fanatics!

THE SCIENCE OF GUARD PASSING BY LUCAS LEPRI

Passing the guard is a very easy concept when you break it down: you can go over, under or around the person’s legs.  Lucas has taken that concept to a science like no one else in history. His one buzzword in every pass: Precision!

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