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Friday, October 28, 2011

TAKE THIS REVERSE DE LA RIVA AND SHOVE IT ... LITERALLY.

My grappling friends, I'm about to go on a crazy rant and no one can stop me.

I'm here to talk about something deeply personal for me: the De La Riva Guard.  I'm not going to lie.  I  don't like it one bit.  It's new (relatively).  It's high highfalutin and fancy.  It has to stopped.

To make matters worse, I have to deal with blue belts and the like constantly and repeatedly attacking me with it.  They're hooking my leg.  Getting inverted.  They even reverse the DLR.  It's so wrong.  It's like leg terrorism.  I'm positive both Helio and Carlos Sr. would not approve.

Perhaps I'm overreacting slightly.  It's been a long week.  One thing is clear.  The DLR can be stopped.  Here's one way to defeat the ever annoying reverse DLR.  Go.  




Thanks to SYR for the tip on this. Great technique from Chris Visentin, BJJ instructor at Queens MMA.

12 comments:

  1. why are you so mad at blue belts that love dlr guard :)

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  2. i do enjoy how the thumbnail for the video is a classing "y'all posting in a troll thread'' look.

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  3. Your characterizations of this guard are unwarranted. Many champions in the sport have been using this guard for several years, including but not limited to, Cobrinha, the Mendes bros, Andre Galvao, etc, etc. It's been more than demonstrated as an effective technique to take the back and sweep opponents.

    "...leg terrorism. I'm positive both Helio and Carlos Sr. would not approve."

    Regarding this comment, there is a process of gradual, progressive change and development that's prevalent in life. It's also prevalent in this very sport as well and it's called evolution. All the greatest masters recognize this concept especially considering that bjj EVOLVED from Japanese judo. So if you don't want to become a dinosaur in the sport then quit yapping and learn some new techniques.

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  4. Ahh, Da Rod. I absolutely agree with you. This rant is as much a tongue-in-cheek indictment of my own failings as a black belt to be able to master newer techniques and innovations. You should know that.

    C'mon, bro. Why you gotta hurt my feelings?

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  5. I always hurt the ones you love. Why? Because I want them to be better. =P

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  6. Thanks brother. We shall train and learn me some DLR.

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  7. Great video. Chris Visentin is a beast. But don't tell him that, he'll start fist pumping and show you the guido knockout power.

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  8. Nice Video Nice Technique.. Qmma the best!

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  9. frank "grand hustla" karlyaNovember 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Nice pass technique. I find it works very well against higher belts who use gayass guards that white belts dont know

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  10. In my opinion, this is a good pass to be used against an opponent who uses the De La Riva guard. It is a good pass. I like it.

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  11. this pass is grand, my golly i wish i could master this myself.

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