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 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 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 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 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 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.