Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 14 - Q&A with Saulo - Transitioning to Reverse De La Riva

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 14 - Q&A with Saulo - Transitioning to Reverse De La Riva

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Saulo asks some questions about how Michael likes to transition to the reverse De La Riva guard, and what he does from there. They cover a few options like the omoplata and setting up a lasso guard.


Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 11 - Q&A with Saulo - Grips and Leverage

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 11 - Q&A with Saulo - Grips and Leverage

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Michael and Saulo discuss which grips Michael prefers to use, and what foot placement he likes to finds the best leverage.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 5 - Switching the Side of Your De La Riva Hook

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 5 - Switching the Side of Your De La Riva Hook

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Michael shows a drill similar to the last drill transitioning between De La Riva and reverse De La Riva, but instead of going back to where he started, this time he switches the side he plays De La Riva on. When his opponent steps to reverse De La Riva, Michael gets a cross collar and pants grip. He uses his foot on the hip to stretch his opponent away, then readjusts the foot to the inside of the hip and swings his other leg out and makes a De La Riva hook on the other leg. Now he repeats the drill from side to side.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 4 - Transitioning between De La Riva and Reverse De La Riva

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 4 - Transitioning between De La Riva and Reverse De La Riva

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Michael shows a good drill to practice transitioning between the De La Riva and reverse De Le Riva guards. From the De La Riva, his opponent steps over his leg so Michael immediately spins to the reverse De La Riva. From here he can stretch his legs and create space to switch back to the De La Riva.

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 5 - Transitions between Spider Guard, De la Riva Guard, and Sit Up Guard

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 5 - Transitions between Spider Guard, De la Riva Guard, and Sit Up Guard

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Romulo teaches a flow sequence on how to transition between the spider guard, de la riva guard, and sit up guard. It's important to be able to flow between these complimentary guards to be prepared for all scenarios that your opponent may present to you.

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.

Inside the University 41 - Defeating De la Riva Hook by Establishing HQ Position or Using Classic Pressure

Inside the University 41 - Defeating De la Riva Hook by Establishing HQ Position or Using Classic Pressure

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Saulo teaches how to break the De la Riva hook by either establishing the headquarters position or using classic knee pressure to force the hook out as seen in the Jiu Jitsu University book. Establishing the headquarters position has many benefits due to the many guard passes that are available from the position. The classic approach can be seen in the JJU book in lesson "Unlock and Pass" in Chapter 30-1.

Inside the University 34 - De la Riva Control and Options, Rollover Sweep, Balloon Sweep, Helicopter Sweep, Classic DLR Back Take

Inside the University 34 - De la Riva Control and Options, Rollover Sweep, Balloon Sweep, Helicopter Sweep, Classic DLR Back Take

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Xande covers how to control your opponent in the de la riva guard and covers four options to sweep your opponent using the rollover sweep (he refers to it as the knee push sweep in this video), balloon sweep, helicopter sweep, and the classic de la riva back take.

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