Monique Elias Spider Guard 5 - Back Roll Sweep when Opponent is Passing

Monique Elias Spider Guard 5 - Back Roll Sweep when Opponent is Passing

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In a variation from her previous sweep, Monique now shows how she uses the back roll to sweep her opponent while trying to pass. Her opponent has taken off the De La Riva hook, and worked her way to Monique's side, looking to establish the pass. While keeping her foot in the biceps leg stretched, Monique times her back roll to use her opponent's momentum, and sweeps her, landing in side control or north south position.


Monique Elias Spider Guard 4 - Back Roll Sweep from De La Riva Guard

Monique Elias Spider Guard 4 - Back Roll Sweep from De La Riva Guard

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Monique has her lasso guard and her opponent stands up with a good base, so Monique puts her free foot in the biceps, and removes her lasso, swinging her leg to the De La Riva guard. Pushing off her feet, Monique uses her core to spin toward her De La Riva hook. As she spins, she stretches her foot in the biceps, and uses the momentum to sweep her opponent backward. She rolls back over her shoulder and lands in the mount.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 8 - De La Riva to X-Guard Sweep

Leticia Ribeiro Series 8 - De La Riva to X-Guard Sweep

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From the De La Riva guard, with a sleeve and ankle grip, Leticia kicks the far knee away, forcing her opponent to lose balance and post with her hand. She brings her De La Riva hook around to the inside of the leg and makes an X-guard hook. With her bottom leg, Leticia pushes the shin as she pulls the sleeve down, sweeping her opponent and coming to the top.

Inside the University 351 - Sit Up Single Leg Sweep from De La Riva Guard

Inside the University 351 - Sit Up Single Leg Sweep from De La Riva Guard

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Yan "Pica-Pau" Lucas, who won third place in the Black Belt Lightweight Division at the 2017 World Championship, shows a sweep he used from the De La Riva guard. While hugging his own thigh to help trap the leg, he pulls out his opponent's far lapel and steps on it. His opponent reacts by stuffing the foot, so Yan sits up to S-position and feeds the lapel to his other hand through the legs. Now he pivots and lays down to Reverse De La Riva. He brings his free leg in to shin on shin, grabs the sleeve, and pushes his opponent away with his shin. His opponent tries to defend by standing up, so Yan stands with him, and finishes the single leg takedown.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 14 - Balloon Sweep from De La Riva Guard

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 14 - Balloon Sweep from De La Riva Guard

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From the open guard, with both sleeve grips, Dominyka makes a De La Riva hook and keeps her other foot on the hip. She pushes her opponent away at the hip, and she reacts by stepping forward. Dominyka pulls in with her legs and sleeve grips to lift her off the mat. Once she has her off her feet, she pushes the sleeves in and does a back roll, coming on top in the mount.

JT Torres 2nd Series 4 - De La Riva X-Guard Backside Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 4 - De La Riva X-Guard Backside Sweep

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JT sets up the De La Riva X-guard again, but now his opponent falls back and tries to free the hooks. JT opens his opponent's nearside lapel, feeds it to his other hand between his and his opponent's legs, and switches to his other hand again. Now he releases his top hook and posts on his free hand, maintaining the bottom hook like a butterfly guard. He extends his hook, comes to the top and smashes the legs, before windshield wiping his legs to pass to side control.

JT Torres 2nd Series 3 - De La Riva X-Guard Omoplata Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 3 - De La Riva X-Guard Omoplata Sweep

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From the De La Riva X-guard, JT releases the ankle grip and grabs the triceps, pulling the arm as he lays back. His bottom hook goes to the hip and he swings his top hook out and over the arm to lock up the omoplata. When his opponent rolls to defend, JT comes to the top and establishes side control.

JT Torres 2nd Series 2 - De La Riva X-Guard Turning Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 2 - De La Riva X-Guard Turning Sweep

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JT sets up the De La Riva X-guard as before, but now he lets go of the far sleeve and makes a collar grip instead. He releases his bottom hook to the mat, posts his hand that was holding the ankle, and lowers his top hook behind the ankle. Now while doing a technical stand up, he turns his opponent hard with the collar grip to sweep him. JT immediately sets up his knee cut pass to finish the position in side control.

JT Torres 2nd Series 1 - De La Riva X-Guard Frontside Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 1 - De La Riva X-Guard Frontside Sweep

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To start off his 2nd series with BJJ Library, JT Torres shows some sweeps from his well known De La Riva X-Guard. Starting in the De La Riva guard with an ankle and far sleeve grip, JT raises his hips and sinks in his deep De La Riva hook before bringing his second hook underneath and behind the thigh to set up the De La Riva X-Guard. Next he lets go of the ankle for the near side sleeve grip, then falls back and turns to sweep his opponent to his front. Now he underhooks the arm, frees his bottom hook and knee cuts over his opponent's leg to establish side control.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 13 - Q&A with Saulo - Overhead Sweep

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 13 - Q&A with Saulo - Overhead Sweep

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Saulo and Michael discuss the overhead sweep in more detail, and Saulo offers some tips to Michael on other ways to finish the sweep.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 12 - Q&A with Saulo - Collar Drag

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 12 - Q&A with Saulo - Collar Drag

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Continuing the Q&A discussion, Saulo asks about some details on the collar drag Michael previously showed us.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 9 - De La Riva to Modified X-Guard Sweep on the Far Leg

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 9 - De La Riva to Modified X-Guard Sweep on the Far Leg

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Michael shows another sweep starting with the pants grip, and his opponent breaks the collar grip, leaving Michael's other hand empty. He kicks his opponent's far leg away and turns his hips inside, bringing the near leg off the mat. Michael hooks his opponent's thigh with his other leg, and brings his knees to his chest so he can reach the far leg with his hand. Now he switches his hips around to the other side, where he can finish the sweep by standing up in base.