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.


JT Torres Series 3 - Reverse De la Riva with Inverted Transition to X Guard Variation Single Leg Sweep

JT Torres Series 3 - Reverse De la Riva with Inverted Transition to X Guard Variation Single Leg Sweep

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JT teaches a variation to the kiss of the dragon going to a variation of the x guard rather than the back. In this sweep we go from the reverse de la riva and invert to the x guard to sweep our opponents with a single leg.

JT Torres Series 2 - Reverse De la Riva Half Spider to Single Leg Takedown

JT Torres Series 2 - Reverse De la Riva Half Spider to Single Leg Takedown

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In this lesson JT shows another favorite from the reverse de la riva and half spider to work your way to a single leg takedown to get your points for the sweep.

JT Torres Series 1 - Reverse De la Riva Tomoe Nage to Opposite Side

JT Torres Series 1 - Reverse De la Riva Tomoe Nage to Opposite Side

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JT shares one of his favorite sweeps that he picked up early in his competition career to counter the knee slice pass. Using the top leg to break his opponent's base, he anticipates their movement to set up the opposite side tomoe nage using their momentum.

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 6 (Portuguese Only) - Workshop with Saulo and Andre Covering De la Riva and Reverse De la Riva

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 6 (Portuguese Only) - Workshop with Saulo and Andre Covering De la Riva and Reverse De la Riva

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Video is in Portuguese with no subtitles. This video shows Saulo and Andre Galvao having a technique workshop covering the transitions between de la riva, reverse de la riva, and half spider reverse de la riva guards to set up the sweeps covered in the series. They break down in detail the specific timing and angle needed for a more successful sweep as well as strategies on how to combine the sweeps together in a chain attack.

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 5 - Reverse De la Riva to Rolling Kimura Trap and Finishing Kimura with Armbar, Backtake, or Leg Squeeze Choke

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 5 - Reverse De la Riva to Rolling Kimura Trap and Finishing Kimura with Armbar, Backtake, or Leg Squeeze Choke

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Andre shares insight that it's often easy to find the kimura right off these series of reverse de la riva sweeps due to the grips that you have already established. Sometimes you may have difficulty in finishing from the kimura position. In this case we have the option to transition into the kimura trap which opens up more ways to advance position or submit your opponent.

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 4 - Reverse De la Riva to Y Guard Knee Push Sweep or Back Take and Review of Options

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 4 - Reverse De la Riva to Y Guard Knee Push Sweep or Back Take and Review of Options

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Andre covers an alternative option to transition into the y guard to attack the knee push sweep or the back take depending on how your opponent reacts to your movements. Afterwards he reviews all of the options combined to provide an overview on how these sweeps work in combination with one another from one to the next.

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 3 - Reverse De la Riva Balloon Sweep from Failed Tomoe Nage Sweep

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 3 - Reverse De la Riva Balloon Sweep from Failed Tomoe Nage Sweep

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In this second lesson we build upon the previous lesson and address how to transition into a reverse de la riva balloon sweep off of a failed attempt at the reverse de la riva tomoe nage sweep.

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 2 - Reverse De la Riva Control and Tomoe Nage Sweep

Andre Galvao Reverse De la Riva 2 - Reverse De la Riva Control and Tomoe Nage Sweep

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Andre Galvao starts the series with a basic overlook on how to control your opponent from the reverse de la riva guard. We use a collar and sleeve grip from this position to sweep our opponents over our head in a sweep similar to the tomoe nage sweep from de la riva.

Inside the University 129 - Reverse De la Riva to Z Guard Knee Push Sweep or Z Guard Back Take

Inside the University 129 - Reverse De la Riva to Z Guard Knee Push Sweep or Z Guard Back Take

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Often times your opponent will try to counter the de la riva guard by forcing the headquarters or forcing the knee slice pass. To counter the knee slice pass, we learn to use the reverse de la riva to z guard transition to sweep our opponent from the z guard instead.

Inside the University 128 Part 2 - Helicopter Sweep when Both Knees are Down

Inside the University 128 Part 2 - Helicopter Sweep when Both Knees are Down

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We continue our study of the helicopter sweep and learn a new variation of the sweep for when your opponent puts both knees down in an attempt to prevent the deep de la riva and stop the momentum needed to get the helicopter sweep.

Inside the University 128 Part 1 - Helicopter Sweep from De la Riva

Inside the University 128 Part 1 - Helicopter Sweep from De la Riva

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The berimbolo is the evolved and modern version of what people used to call the helicopter sweep from the De la Riva guard. The berimbolo incorporates more details to go for back takes off the sweep wheras the helicopter sweep focuses more on getting to the top. In this lesson, Xande teaches the helicopter sweep as he remembered it in the past. This sweep is still highly effective and the details are just as relevant today as they were ten years ago.