Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 15 - Q&A with Saulo - Berimbolo to Omoplata

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 15 - Q&A with Saulo - Berimbolo to Omoplata

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Saulo has some questions about a combination of techniques he really liked when he saw Michael show it. From the De La Riva, Michael lassos the arm, goes deep De La Riva to berimbolo to omoplata, and Saulo gets a more in depth look at the position.

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 10 - Q&A with Saulo - Omoplata

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 10 - Q&A with Saulo - Omoplata

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Saulo sits down with Michael to ask some questions about some of the techniques he showed. First they go over some of the details of the omoplata.

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 8 - Berimbolo to Omoplata

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 8 - Berimbolo to Omoplata

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In the De La Riva guard, Michael grips his opponent's pants and lassos his arm. With his lasso foot on the hip, he bridges onto his shoulder and stretches his hook to the deep De La Riva. Michael crunches his body and kicks his legs to knock his opponent down. Now he rolls like a berimbolo, but he lets go of the pants grip to release the leg and goes right to the omoplata.

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 7 - Toe Hold

Michael Liera Jr. De La Riva Guard 7 - Toe Hold

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With the far sleeve and pants grip, Michael kicks his opponent's leg out and swings his hook leg around to the hip, the same as the last position. Now he pinches his knees together to trap the leg, and grabs the foot and locks up the toe hold grip. Michael pushes the leg against his thigh and rotates his body to finish the toe hold.

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.

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.

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