Basic "deep De La Riva guard": a BJJ tutorial I made

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  1. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

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    "Deep" DLR guard is a little different than the game the kids are playing today, but extremely effective in understanding the position. Here's a basic sequence I've been using for about a decade:

    Basic Deep De La Riva Guard: a BJJ Tutorial
     
  2. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

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  3. LaBrian

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    These are great. I've been working on my bolo a lot and people are starting to look for it and play a lot of combat base against me, so these are going to be great to throw in and mix things up. Plus I can rest my neck/shoulders a bit. Thanks!
     
  4. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    I noticed that you remained rightside up during all of your DLR attacks.

    Would it be possible to simply flip the camera upside down next time you shoot a DLR video? Seeing butts towards the top of my screen just makes me feel more comfortable.

    Seriously though, this is the way to start with DLR. My instructor really likes DLR, and those sweeps are almost exactly what he teaches. There is no need to even play with the other stuff until people learn to shut down this simpler game, and a surprisingly large number of people will just walk right into it.
     
  5. Diode

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    awesome as always!
     
  6. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    Thanks for sharing! Watched this yesterday and enjoyed
     
  7. beeran1

    beeran1 Purple Belt

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    I love this. Deep DLR is the foundation of my gi game. I hardly ever invert anymore unless someone tries to backstep/kneebar on the deep hook. Thanks for posting.
     
  8. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

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    Tony has a great DLR game! Not too surprising, considering the sources :)

    I agree completely. These sweeps are super high percentage, and with everyone obsessed with stopping the berimbolo, this is a ridiculously easy sweep sequence.
     
  9. LaBrian

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    But but, I'm so fancy, I want to do the fancy moves!
     
  10. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

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    Haha. You said "butt butt"
     
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    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    lol, I spend a lot of time scooting around on mine making all the back to basics purists really mad, then leg locking the shit out of them.

    The best feeling in the world is when a guy who always plays top against me sits into 50/50 cause I've got him so frustrated. Then I footlock the shit out of him!
     
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    This is really helpful for me, I'm just getting into BJJ and I'm definitely lacking off my back.

    Cheers.

    Oh and not sure Carlson Gracie 'invented it':

     
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  13. Allan san

    Allan san Green Belt

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    Awesome tutorials, Goat.

    I tend to lean toward a sit-up style of DLR due to my short legs (5'6"). I like to transition into single-legs and what not. A lot of the taller guys can stretch backward to clear my hooks.

    Off topic: Are you guys ever going to make it to the Charleston area for tournaments? That would be amazing! I love your tournaments.
     
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    Would also like to know this.
     
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    goatfury Brown Belt

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    Glad you are enjoying the tutorials! I'm averaging one a week, so I'll keep going with them, and if there are special requests you would like to see, just let me know (I might say no, but I might also be able to say yes).

    Charleston is unlikely, as we struggled with a city as big as Atlanta for attendance, but hey, you never know. We'll be in Greensboro, NC next Saturday, though, for sub only!
     
  16. Tru2DaGameJ21

    Tru2DaGameJ21 Blue Belt

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    I train more basic bjj. Haven't done any of the bolo or dlr. Good to branch out and try new things. We don't practice any of these in our school
     
  17. LaBrian

    LaBrian Blue Belt

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    Drilled these 3 sweeps on Friday. Hit them several times today at open mat. Good shit.
     
  18. Forceof1

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    Just wanted to thank you for this series and the others ones you are doing- enjoying them. Like that you shortened the clip and got rid of the intro.
     
  19. Aikidoka

    Aikidoka Chief Troublemaker Double Yellow Card

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    Thanks for the vid, keep it up.
     
  20. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

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    Man, I always love hearing this!

    If you have any requests, just hit me up either here or on Facebook. I can't always film and write requests, but sometimes it works out.
     

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