Very few in the world of jiu-jitsu ever rise to the level of creating a position, let alone one of the most popular guards in modern jiu-jitsu. Ricardo De la Riva is the father of the De la Riva guard, played by many of the world's best. In this series of videos we interview De la Riva on his personal history and the history of the guard that bears his name. We also show his own secrets on how to defeat his guard and more!
Over the years, the DLR guard has found a level of popularity amongst practitioners. Because of this, Ricardo has come up with some clever answers to some of the ways that people attach the DLR. Ricardo shows us a nice sweep that can be used against some common DLR counters.
DLR Sweep Against a Standing Opponent - Ricardo De La Riva
One way that opponents who are standing within a DLR guard to counter it is by swinging their rear leg forward in an attempt to smash the DLR. Ricardo shows us a nice adjustment you can make to setup a sweep.