Monday, August 6, 2012
MORE MIND MAPPING: HOW TO FALL ON YOUR BUTT IN NEW AND INTERESTING WAYS (EXPLORING THE DLR GUARD.)
Grapplers, here's another badass and extremely well-crafted mind map from the BJJ mind map maestro himself, Matt Corley. Check out his blog for more great BJJ bloggery.
Here’s what I know about De La Riva guard. It’s named after this guy, involves the dude on the bottom wrapping his leg around my front leg like vine of ivy and I end up on my butt about 2 seconds later. Luckily, you don’t have to rely on my incredibly detailed account of the effectiveness of the de la Riva guard. The gentlemen at Jiu Jitsu Lab have put together a series of instructional posts for those looking to expand their game:
DLR Part 1
DLR Part 2
DLR Back Attack
DLR Inverted Sweeps
Reverse DLR mini-instructional
Reverse DLR Part 1
Reverse DLR Part 2
Linked below is the interactive map that I’ve put together detailing the DLR guard and also several passes to do when you’re stuck in it. All said there are over 20 techniques demonstrated and well over an hour of instruction.
Special thanks to Demolisher and DSTRYR at DSTRYRSG for hosting the map. I’d also like to thanks Noah Karbach at Summit City Submissions (purple belt under Marcello Monteiro and the DLR lineage) for suggestions on where to research videos. I’ve been helping Noah organize the DLR curriculum for his students. Expect to see the full requirements for promotion to blue belt under Master DLR next week.
[Note from DSTRYR/SG: So, GO HERE to experience the kickass interactive DLR mind map in all its splendor, and geek the f*ck out.]