This week Tanquinho shares one way to pass the X-Guard. When stuck in someone's X-Guard it's easy to be swept because your weight is spread along a very long and narrow base, with a high center of gravity. Any movement towards your front or back can be enough to unbalance you.
Tanquinho starts by trying to lower his center of gravity, and then keep his base as narrow as possible. Next he makes sure to control his opponents free arm. The free arm is what your opponent will use to generate the forward or backward movement that starts the sweep. Next Tanquinho clears the hooks, and secures side control.
Try this out and come back to let us know what you think!