The Complete Gameplan for One of the Most Effective Guards in Grappling
In this brand new 4 volume set BJJ black belt Stephan Kesting reveals his step-by-step formula for the Single Leg X Guard, including all the techniques and drills you need to get good fast.
The Single Leg X Guard is a form of open guard used by world champions like Marcelo Garcia and Leandro Lo.
Because you don’t need to wrap your legs around your opponent’s torso like in the Closed Guard it’s much faster to get into the Single Leg X.
In the Single Leg X Guard you’re completely dominating one of your opponent’s legs, which makes it very difficult to pass, yet at the same time offers you many powerful attacks to keep your opponent on the run.
Also the Single Leg X Guard blends really well with other forms of guard, including the Butterfly Guard, Sitting Guard, Regular X Guard, de la Riva Guard, Spider Guard, and many other positions.
In this 4 part instructional you’ll get my complete gameplan for your Single Leg X Guard. It’ll be a drag-and-drop guard module that you can add to any kind of guard game to make it super-aggressive and effective.
You’ll learn how to reliably get into the Single Leg X from a ton of positions, how to stop your opponent from passing your guard, how to attack him in powerful combinations, and drills to make all these moves smooth and instinctive.
The material in this set applies to both gi and no gi grappling. So whether you practice BJJ with a kimono, or submission grappling in a rash guard, you’ll still benefit from the techniques in this instructional.
There are 4 volumes (plus one bonus section) in the Single Leg X Guard Masterclass. Let’s go through them one by one…
VOLUME 1: SLX FUNDAMENTALS AND DRILLS
In Volume 1 of the Single Leg X Guard Masterclass we start by making sure that you’re doing the position correctly.
You’ll learn the most critical variations of the position, and more importantly, you’ll learn when and where to use them.
And because there’s a world of difference between just learning a position and actually being able to implement it on the mat, you’re also going to get 5 critical drills.
I developed these drills to help me with my own Single Leg X Guard; they made a world of difference to my game and now I want to share them with you. These are some of my very favourite drills in BJJ that’ll make yourSingle Leg X Guard smooth, fast and instinctive.
- Why the Single Leg X Guard?
- The 4 Types of X Guard
- SLX Core Position – Legs and Hips
- SLX Core Position Hands and Arms
- SLX Core Drill Standing
- SLX Core Drill Kneeling
- Swinging Leglock Drill
- Four Directions Off Balancing Drill
- SLX to X Guard Cycle Drill
VOLUME 2: SLX ENTRIES
A lot of instructionals cover a certain position but completely neglect how to get into that position in the first place. That’s NOT the case here – by the end of this volume you’ll be hitting the SLX from everywhere!
In Volume 2 you’ll learn powerful entries to get into the Single Leg X Guard against a resisting opponent from your feet, and against both standing and kneeling opponents from your guard.
These are the entries used by the highest level Single Leg X Guard players in the world, broken down for you with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Learn these and your opponents will never feel safe again.
- From Instep Guard vs Standing
- From Instep Guard vs Kneeling
- From Butterfly Guard vs Posted Foot
- From Butterfly Guard vs Both Knees Down – Double Lift
- From Butterfly Guard vs Both Knees Down – 2 on 1 Sweep
- From Butterfly Guard vs Both Knees Down – Lapel & Knee Grip
- From Butterfly Guard with Both Knees Down – Butterfly Sweep
- From the de la Riva Guard
- From the Spider Guard
- Pulling SLX from Standing
- From the Bottom of Mount
VOLUME 3: BEST SLX SWEEPS AND FINISHES
Once you’ve achieved the Single Leg X Guard you’re in an incredibly powerful position, and your opponent is now at a real disadvantage.
You want to take advantage of the deck being stacked in your favour and immediately attack, sweeping your opponent and getting on top.
The techniques in this section have been hand-picked to be the most effective, most powerful Single Leg X Guard attacks, which is why you see high level grapplers all over the world using them again and again.
Everyone can do these techniques; high levels of strength, flexibility or athleticism are NOT required!
- Attack, Attack, Attack
- The Twist Sweep
- Twist Sweep Variations
- The Lumberjack Sweep
- Triple Twist Combination
- Bridge and Kick to Twist Sweep
- Transition to X Guard and Technical Standup
- Direct Technical Standup vs Kneeling
- Pull-Towards Kickover Sweep
- Double Shin Sweep
VOLUME 4: SLX COUNTERS, RECOUNTERS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Just like every other position in jiu-jitsu, your opponent is going to be trying to figure out your Single Leg X Guard and pass to a more dominant position. The techniques in Volume 4 are designed to stop that from happening.
Here you’ll learn the simplest ways to shut down all the most common guard passes you’ll run into against skilled opponents. With these techniques you’ll not only keep them in your guard but you’ll also set them up for the sweeps and attacks you learned earlier.
This is one of the most detailed sections of the entire instructional: many of the sections below actually consist of 3 to 7 different techniques, each of which shuts down your opponent’s guard passing attempts completely.
- Problem Solving
- Dealing with a Kneeling Opponent
- Dealing with Peeling the Foot
- Dealing with Peeling and Gripping
- Blocking the Backstep Pass
- Blocking the Knee Stuff Pass
- Goat Riding Leg Pinch Pass Prevention
- Going to and Options From the Position of Last Resort
- Single Leg X Guard Summary
BONUS: THE SLX QUICKSTART GUIDE
There’s quite a lot of material in the Single Leg X Guard Masterclass instructional.
But I’m including one more thing with the training: my “SLX Quickstart Guide.”
This is a super-concentrated crash course on the most important things you need to know about this position in order to get the biggest results as fast as possible.
The quicker you get up and running with the Single Leg X then the happier I am, so in this section I make sure that you get the most important concepts, positions and attacks right away.
The SLX Quickstart is a 4 step process that’ll start you out with a huge advantage when you start trying out the SLX on your opponents.
(It’ll be kind of like going into your very first boxing class already with an outstanding knowledge how to stand, how to move, and how to throw the jab and the cross. You still have to learn more – sure – but at least you’ve got enough to get you started.)
Many of the reviewers and early customers of the Single Leg X Guard Masterclass have told me that this quickstart guide is one of their very favourite parts of the instructional, because it allowed them to get up to speed quickly.
And it’s all about getting benefits as fast as possible…
In the future we may sell this quick start guide to the X Guard guard separately, but for now it’s yours for FREE as part of the course if you purchase it today.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS FOR GETTING THIS COURSE?
The regular price for the Single Leg X Guard Masterclass is going to be $97, $127, or $147, depending on whether you want the information in digital or physical format.
But during the launch period it’s massively sale.
You can get it in a streaming online format, on physical DVDs, or both. Check out your options below…
OPTIONS FOR GETTING THE SINGLE LEG X GUARD MASTERCLASS INSTRUCTIONAL…
I am offering this instructional as both in an online streaming format which you can watch and study on your computer, smartphone or tablet, and as a set of 2 physical DVDs which will be sent to your house with free shipping anywhere in the world.
It is exactly the same content; in both formats you’ll be getting all 4 volumes plus the SLX QuickStart Guide.
If you order the Single Leg X Guard Masterclass in the Online Streaming Format then you will receive an email with your login information page url, password, etc. within a few minutes of completing your order. Click the button below to order the online, instant access version of the SLX Masterclass.
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If you order both the online streaming format as well as the DVD format then as soon as you place your order you’ll get an email with all the information you need to log into the online course right away, but we’ll also start prepping your physical DVDs to go out right away. So you’ll end up with instant gratification and the long-lasting satisfaction of having the DVDs in your collection.
Click the button below to get both instant access to the online course and also get physical DVDs with free shipping anywhere in the world.
What Are People Saying about the Single Leg X Guard Masterclass?
“I just watched Stephan’s ‘Single Leg X Guard Masterclass’ and really enjoyed it.
I loved how he broke down the materials into different topics such as Quickstart, Fundamentals, Drills, Entries, Sweeps and Counters. Many times we see people teaching BJJ techniques that look complex just because they are taught in a disorganized way. Stephan is super good in breaking the Single Leg X Guard techniques down in an easy and simple way to understand.
This type of guard has a lot of details and requires the ability to handle many things in the same time, but Stephan shows it in such a way that it is very easy to understand what is going on and why each detail is so important.
I highly suggest everyone who wants to learn more about Single Leg X Guard to watch this instructional.”
Bernardo Faria, 5 x BJJ Black Belt World Champion
“Stephan’s explanation of the Single Leg X Guard is the best that I’ve ever seen.
I found the concepts and techniques simple and easy to implement. For example, I found that one little fix with how I clamped the guard that ended up being the difference between having my guard passed or not.
I’ve seen other instructionals about the Single Leg X Guard but they were either too complicated or I found myself saying “This just isn’t something I could do” – but through Stephan’s explanation I found out that despite my advanced age and declining flexibility – that I could!”
Michael Zenga, BJJ Black Belt
“I found Stephan’s SLX Guard instructional incredibly helpful and useful.
Although I have been swept many times with SLX, I’ve never really made it a part of my game. Since watching just the Entries portion of the SLX product, I was surprised to find the position almost everywhere as my students and training partners were attempting to pass my guard.
The rest of the instructional is just as good, and it gives you a coherent, step-by-step approach to the entire SLX game. I highly recommend Kesting’s new SLX product to anyone looking for a simple and effective way to sweep people from virtually any bottom position. “
BJJ Black Belt and owner of InFighting Training Centers
“I had the good fortune to preview Stephan’s SLX Masterclass, and let me say this: it absolutely lives up to its name! If you play related guards like butterfly, X-guard, or de la Riva and want to add the single leg X into your game – or if you already use the SLX and want to take it to another level fast – this is for you. Stephan takes you clearly, step-by-step from fundamental concepts and positioning details all the way through to drilling, entries, sweeps, counters & recounters from virtually every conceivable SLX situation. Just the one of the drills in the Quickstart section alone would be worth the price of admission. Highly recommended!” Stephen Whittier, 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt, 40 Plus BJJ Creator
“I had the good fortune to preview Stephan’s SLX Masterclass, and let me say this: it absolutely lives up to its name!
If you play related guards like butterfly, X-guard, or de la Riva and want to add the single leg X into your game – or if you already use the SLX and want to take it to another level fast – this is for you.
Stephan takes you clearly, step-by-step from fundamental concepts and positioning details all the way through to drilling, entries, sweeps, counters & recounters from virtually every conceivable SLX situation.
Just the one of the drills in the Quickstart section alone would be worth the price of admission. Highly recommended!”
Stephen Whittier, 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt, 40 Plus BJJ Creator
If you’ve gotten a Stephan Kesting instructional before you’ll expect a great attention to detail and a solid plan to incorporate specific techniques and drills into your game and practice. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with the SLX Guard Masterclass program.
As all of us that have been grappling for a long time know, it can be very difficult to add components to your game, let alone a whole new guard! It’s not just a matter of watching someone do a technique and then trying to apply it in your rolling at the end of classes.
Stephan provides his classic step by step, clear demonstrations of the positioning and details you’ll need to be successful with the SLX guard. And of course all the important drills, entries, specific techniques, and counters. It really is a whole system to help you make this a great part of your game.
The standout sections to me were the places where Stephan’s experience in teaching really shines. I really liked the Quickstart section where he provides the key concepts to get started on your SLX training, where you give yourself the foundation to learn the nuances and variety of techniques later on in the program. I also really enjoyed the problem solving, the guard retention concepts, this is so key and something all of us can relate to immediately. The actual troubleshooting we need to know against resisting opponents!
I highly recommend the SLX Guard Masterclass program for both beginners and experienced grapplers.
Thanks for creating the program Stephan!
Jarlo Ilano, BJJ Purple Belt and Filipino Martial Arts Instructor
WHO IS STEPHAN KESTING?
I’m a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and have been doing martial arts for over 30 years. I’m also a certified instructor in Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling and a long time Judo practitioner.
In addition I’m also a black belt in Kajukenbo Karate, an instructor in Dan Inosanto’s Jun Fan JKD, Maphalindo Silat and Filipino Martial Arts program. I’ve also studied Japanese Judo, Russian Sambo, various Chinese Kung Fu systems, Brazilian Capoeira, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and many other martial arts.
I’ve been running the site you’re on – Grapplearts.com – since 2003, and I’m active on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and do regular shows on my podcast too.
All this combines to having helped tens of thousands of grapplers with their jiu-jitsu skills, which brings me a great deal of joy and is something that I’m extremely passionate about.
This isn’t boasting; the reason I bring up these things is to show you that I’ve been around for a long time and I’m not just some flash in the pan.
I intend to continue being around for a lot longer, and to do that want you to be 100% confident that you can relay on my products to be top notch.
And that brings me to my next point, my 365 day moneyback guarantee for SLX Masterclass…
365 DAY UNCONDITIONAL MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
The Single Leg X Guard Masterclass is a distillation of everything I worked on in my training for over 2 years.
These are super high percentage techniques, drills, and strategies that work again and again at the highest levels of the sport.
But who knows… Maybe the techniques just don’t fit my body… Maybe you don’t like how I teach… Maybe you just can’t get into the material…
If you don’t like this product for any reason whatsoever just get in touch with me and I’ll give you all of your money back. It’s that simple: no tricks, no gimmicks, no cheats.
This takes the pressure off of you and all onto me, which is how it should be.
I’m not about ‘tricking’ you into buying something you don’t need. I’d rather keep you as a friend than a disgruntled customer.