De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 10 - Reverse De la Riva Sweeps with Reverse Tomoe Nage, Scissor X Guard Sweep, and Topple Sweep

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 10 - Reverse De la Riva Sweeps with Reverse Tomoe Nage, Scissor X Guard Sweep, and Topple Sweep

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Ricardo De la Riva teaches three options to sweep your opponent from the reverse de la riva guard. In this lesson we learn how it is important to either grip your opponent's leg with your hand or to pinch their leg with the reverse de la riva to ensure that they do not use the X-pass to pass your guard. Once we are able to maintain the position, we can set our grips to set up one of the three sweeps depending on how your opponent reacts to your positioning.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 9 - Shin to Shin and Half Spider to Topple Sweep or Triangle

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 9 - Shin to Shin and Half Spider to Topple Sweep or Triangle

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Ricardo De la Riva teaches how to use the shin to shin and half spider guard when your opponent has his leg positioned in a way to make it impossible for you to establish the de la rivva hook. We use our opponents shin and our half spider grip to create leverage to topple our opponent's balance and depending on their reaction we can either finish the sweep or shoot for a triangle submission.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 8 - Cross Grip De la Riva to Back Take, Triangle, or Omoplata

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 8 - Cross Grip De la Riva to Back Take, Triangle, or Omoplata

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Ricardo De la Riva teaches how to use the cross grip de la riva to set up the back take, triangle, or omoplata when your opponent back steps against your cross grip de la riva to try to pass or prevent from falling over.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 7 - Lasso Double De la Riva to Wing Sweep and Failed Wing Sweep to Hip Bump, Double De la Riva to Backside Sweep

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 7 - Lasso Double De la Riva to Wing Sweep and Failed Wing Sweep to Hip Bump, Double De la Riva to Backside Sweep

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Ricardo De la Riva teaches how to combine the De la Riva guard with the lasso guard to hook your opponent's leg with the double de la riva hooks. Utilizing the double hooks we can sweep our opponent forward or backwards. In this lesson we learn to use the lasso hook to sweep our opponent forward with the wing sweep and follow up with a hip bump to sweep our opponent should they clear their leg free of the hooks. We also learn to take our opponent to the backside using the double de la riva position which is a variation to the backside sweep that we have examined in the past de la riva positions from this seminar.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 6 - Half Spider De la Riva to Knee Push, Backside, or Chair Sweep

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 6 - Half Spider De la Riva to Knee Push, Backside, or Chair Sweep

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Ricardo De la Riva teaches how to use the half spider to establish a deep half spider and sweep with the half spider deep de la riva using the knee push sweep and the backside sweep. He also explains that your opponent may attempt to pass your guard standing against the half spider de la riva guard. In this case, use your half spider control to elevate your opponent's bicep, bringing his far leg in reach to set up the chair sweep.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 5 - Deep De la Riva to Knee Push Sweep or Backside Sweep

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 5 - Deep De la Riva to Knee Push Sweep or Backside Sweep

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The knee push and backside sweep are combination sweeps and work together from the De la Riva or sit up guard. In this lesson we see how to set up the sweeps with the deep de la riva control to topple our opponent for the sweep.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 4 - Cross Grip De la Riva Series to Helicopter, Tripod, or Scissor X Guard Sweeps when Opponent is Standing

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 4 - Cross Grip De la Riva Series to Helicopter, Tripod, or Scissor X Guard Sweeps when Opponent is Standing

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Ricardo De la Riva teaches a series of sweeps that can be used to sweep your opponent when they are standing in your cross grip de la riva guard. Each sweep can lead your opponent into the next sweep and depending on how your opponent may react, there is always a way that you can attack your opponent for the sweep.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 3 - Classic De la Riva to Sit Up Guard Single Leg or Knee Push Sweep when Opponent is Standing

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 3 - Classic De la Riva to Sit Up Guard Single Leg or Knee Push Sweep when Opponent is Standing

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Ricardo De la Riva teaches an option to sweep your opponent when they are standing in your de la riva guard. Much like the ankle pick or knee pick as seen in the previous lesson, we use the same principle but come up to a standing guard instead and use a hip bump motion to sweep our opponent with the single leg. Alternatively, we can topple our opponent from the sit up guard with the knee push sweep. In this sweep we use our leg to kick out their knee or ankle and dump our opponent to the mat for the sweep.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 2 - Classic De la Riva to Ankle Pick or Knee Pick against Kneeling Opponent

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 2 - Classic De la Riva to Ankle Pick or Knee Pick against Kneeling Opponent

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Ricardo De la Riva opens up the seminar with concepts on how to grip and control your opponent using the de la riva guard and begins to explore options of sweeping your opponent with the classic grip (gripping both same side sleeves) via the ankle pick if your opponent is basing back or the deep de la riva to knee pick if your opponent is putting their weight forward.

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 1 - Evolution of Jiu Jitsu Interview

De la Riva Guard by De la Riva 1 - Evolution of Jiu Jitsu Interview

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Ricardo De la Riva shares his insights on how jiu jitsu has changed from when he first started and talks a lot about how tournaments have played a large role in spreading the populrIty of the martial art. He also discusses some of his thoughts on the modern jiu jitsu and how the point system should evolve with jiu jitsu to keep the fight dynamic and shares a bit about what classes were like when he was a blue belt at Carlson Gracie's academy.

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