An Awesome De La Riva Guard Counter…this is a fantastic little hack that can move you from a defense to an attacking position. It’s sometimes referred to as the Rigan Trap. Named after the BJJ legend Rigan Machado. I step through this little move a couple of times. Check it out the video in detail. […]

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Fasten your seatbelts (on your opponent) — it’s time for another BJJ Tip of the Month from Ricardo Liborio. This video continues our series of De La Riva tips. In this one, you’ll learn how to take your opponent’s back. It’s the perfect place for several submissions — so keep watching for more tips!

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The de la Riva guard was created by and made popular by Ricardo de la Riva, but is now is becoming a unique BJJ Guard system in itself. The de la Riva guard gives you a VERY high level control over your opponent, due to the “wrapping” of the leg, which shuts down your opponents […]

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Gianni Grippo’s pursuit for perfection serves as the catalyst that will help transform the Jiu Jitsu scene for generations to come. In his first feature length instructional, this extraordinary athlete and 4x IBJJF World Champion walks you through his favorite attacks from the De La Riva Guard.

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How to get the deep De La Riva Hook from DLR Guard (If when you base on the knee they step back you can take the belt grip for the Berimbolo)

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Having a difficult time dealing with a Dela Riva and a pant grip instead of an ankle grip? Here are some ideas you can use.

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The four and a half fundamental grips for the de la Riva guard, and how they determine which techniques and combinations you’re going to use. Also check out The First Sweep You Should Go for from de la Riva Guard:

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Jackson Sousa, Mundial World Champion, Pan American No Gi Champion and Black Belt under Rico Vieira is here filmed by the Warrior Collective giving a tutorial on some of his favourite options to go for when dealing with the reverse de la riva in Brazilian jiu Jitsu.

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