Here’s what I know about De La Riva guard. It’s named after this guy, involves the dude on the bottom wrapping his leg around my front leg like vine of ivy and me ending up on my butt about 2 seconds later. Luckily, you don’t have to rely on my incredibly detailed account of the effectiveness of the de la Riva guard. The gentlemen at Jiu Jitsu Lab have put together a series of instructional posts for those looking to expand their game:
- DLR Part 1
- DLR Part 2
- DLR Back Attack
- DLR Inverted Sweeps
- Reverse DLR mini-instructional
- Reverse DLR Part 1
- Reverse DLR Part 2
Below is the interactive map that I’ve put together detailing the DLR guard and also several passes to do when you’re stuck in it. All said there are over 20 techniques demonstrated and well over an hour of instruction.
Special thanks to Demolisher and DSTRYR at DSTRYRSG for hosting the map. I’d also like to thanks Noah Karbach at Summit City Submissions (purple belt under Marcello Monteiro and the DLR lineage) for suggestions on where to research videos. I’ve been helping Noah organize the DLR curriculum for his students. Expect to see the full requirements for promotion to blue belt under Master DLR next week.