Wednesday, June 8, 2011
RICARDO DE LA RIVA SANS "DE LA RIVA GUARD" DOI'N THREE TRIANGLES.
Ricardo De La Riva has become famous and legendary for his trademark outside-to-inside open guard hook game (dubbed the "De La Riva Guard"), and rightfully so. He perfected a subtle, yet tricky and brilliantly offensive guard game. But, the Carlson Gracie blackbelt is also a gifted coach in all other aspects of BJJ. Check him out demo'ing 3 quality triangle setups, each of which transitions off of the prior. I definitely approve. My only note - De La Riva is a smaller and extremely flexible athlete. These triangles require a degree of hip dexterity and flexibility not all grapplers may possess (or at least not at their current level). Still, they are picture perfect as demonstrated by a master like Sr. De La Riva.
Lastly, what takes this video over the edge and makes it 100% DSTRYR/SG approved - that sweet pumpkin orange mat. I bet you claim you don't dig the color orange, grappler. But, we both know you'll be loving it in it the moment Shoyoroll presells a dapper orange kimono.