OK, folks, here it is. The long awaited chart on Ray’s X guard series. Ray numbers each of these techniques according to Uke’s response to being put in X guard. 5 different responses, 5 different families of techniques.
One note on the terms I used to discuss orientation of the players:
Uke has two sides: Near and Far. Uke’s near side is the side closest to Tori’s face. Uke’s back side is the side closest to Tori’s feet.
Tori has two sides: Front and Back. Tori’s Front side is the same direction as Uke’s chest is facing. Tori’s back side is the same direction as Uke’s back is facing