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Thursday, February 23, 2012

IT'S 2012. DO YOU KNOW YER BREAD N' BUTTER DE LA RIVA SWEEPS?

What is it they say?  You have to walk before you run.  And, also - you aren't supposed to put the cart before the horse or cross a bridge before you come to it.  It can also be said that you have to know your basic De La Riva sweeps before you Berimbolo.
 
Grappler, the De La Riva guard is all over the place these days and it's easy to get ahead of yourself and skip a few steps to get to the really fancy, trick techniques that will get you the chicks (the hot ones).  But, it's wise to slow down and first get down the initial basic sweeps from a standard DLR position.  Case in point - the video below from our brothers at Phuket Top Team.  This technique for a a basic trip-type sweep from a DLR is properly demo'd by Prof. Olavo Abreu, Head BJJ trainer at PTT in Thailand. 

So, get yer learn on.  This one is doable right off the bat (after a few drilling sessions). 

3 comments:

  1. youre definitely right about bread & butter techniques; otherwise also known as fundamentals. i feel that this day in age, with practitioners of this great lifestyle, its way too easy to get overwhelmed with techniques choices . people rather learn berimbolo ( which is cool & fun ) as opposed to the scissor sweep ( which is in my book, is even cooler, because people insist that it is outdated )

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  2. What is the difference between DLR and situp (or single leg) guard?

    I know that for black belts they are just colorful flavors of same Jiu-Jitsu. But as a beginner I'm just confused (I couldn't find that DLR from the clip).

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  3. DLR is just the leg hooking inside, but there really is no diff.
    the preparation for the attack and sit up is using the DLR.

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