De La Riva Blue Belt Requirements
A few months ago I was contacted by gym owner, Noah at Summit City Submissions, to help him organize the curriculum that he teaches his students. Noah is a purple belt under Marcello Monteiro (DLR black belt). Below is the end result of that project. The techniques listed are the basic requirements for a student of the De La Riva lineage to get their blue belt. It is broken down by stripes and to my knowledge this is one of the most comprehensive and honest breakdowns that I’ve ever seen on the web. I’m sure that many instructors follow similar guidelines but for whatever reason most blue belt requirements on the web don’t go into this level of detail.
For those of you that made it to the bottom of the post…I have the stripe requirements for blue belt as well and will be working on those as time permits. Also, stay tuned for an interactive map focused on the DRL guard.