I admit I'm a De La Riva Guard convert. Less than a year ago I was anti and now I'm pro (but not a pro). I'm just like that guy from the Bible that was all about persecuting Christians until God knocked him off his ass/donkey and he then became an apostle. I think he was later beheaded, which is kind of off topic. Or is it?
People like playing the DLR guard because, let's face it, that sh*t works. Otherwise, people wouldn't be playing it. All this means that the DLR techniques, particularly for sweeping, are being used more and more commonly. Which, in turn, means you must learn to defend them when you are the player on top. As the DLR techniques get more advanced from the guard, the top techniques for passing and defending must similarly advance.
That brings us to this manly DLR guard pass by Caio Magalhães, an MMA fighter and BJJ black belt from Brasil (and, brought to us by Graciemag). I love this technique. It's vicious and logical, and it's something I haven't seen (not exactly). Sadly, this technique vid went unnoticed, and we think that's a shame. So, learn this and blast that slick DLR kid in class tonight (you know the one and so do I).