Passing the De La Riva Guard

How to Pass the de la Riva Guard

The de la Riva guard is one of the trickiest guards to deal with in jiu jitsu. It is an aggressive and technical position that offers many attacking options
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Armbar Sequence from Closed Guard

Jiu Jitsu's Most Basic Submission The arm-lock from closed guard was one of the first moves I ever learned. Just when I think I have...
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A Powerful Closed-Guard Sweep

After an era which saw the half, 50-50, de la Riva and several other guard variants supersede it in popularity, the closed-guard is now...
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Keys to a Better Mount Position

  Often called the ‘King of all Jiu Jitsu Positions’, the mount is powerful, yet complex position that needs to be properly understood in order to...
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A Simple, Effective Guard Pass

The 'Ankle Isolation' Guard Pass is one of the most effective I know. I first saw my instructor Roger Gracie using it several years ago...