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.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 6 - De La Riva to Modified X-Guard Sweep

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 6 - De La Riva to Modified X-Guard Sweep

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Starting from the De La Riva guard with the pants and far sleeve grip, Michael kicks his opponent's leg out and uses his hook to lift his other leg at an angle. Next he swings his hook leg out and around to his opponent's hip, before swimming his arm under the leg and pinching it inside his elbow. Now he can load the weight on his body, extend his legs and sit up for the sweep.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 3 - Overhead Sweep

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 3 - Overhead Sweep

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From the De La Riva guard, Michael's opponent grabs his collar, so Michael makes grips on the same side collar and triceps. Now he pushes his opponent away using his foot on the hip, and his opponent reacts by driving back into him. Michael pulls with both his arms and brings his knees to his chest, lifting his opponent off the mat. Now he closes his elbows, extends his legs and rolls over his shoulder on the side of the triceps grip. Michael lands in the mount and immediately attacks the armbar.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 2 - Collar Drag

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 2 - Collar Drag

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Michael starts in the De La Riva with the same grips as before, on the ankle, the collar and the foot in the biceps. This time, when his opponent goes to push the hook off, Michael feels he can't get the omoplata, so he brings his foot on the biceps to the hip. Michael pushes at the hip and sits up, before moving his foot to the knee and grabbing the triceps. Now he pushes the leg away while dragging the arm and collar to the mat. Keeping a strong grip on the collar, Michael hugs the near leg and drives to finish the sweep.

Daisuke Nakamura Series 8 - De La Riva Guard Sweep

Daisuke Nakamura Series 8 - De La Riva Guard Sweep

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With the pants and collar grip in the De La Riva guard, Daisuke kicks out his opponent's leg and sits up. His opponent steps over his leg, so Daisuke kicks him forward, making him post his hands. Keeping the collar grip, Daisuke swings his leg to step over his opponent's near leg, hugs his hips from a top turtle position, establishing the sweep.