I have encountered this problem a few times in my attempts to berimbolo, and lately even DLR, dudes. Essentially, I get my DLR hook, I grab their ankle with one hand, and their belt with the other. Then I start trying to push their hip or knee to turn them sideways, or I push on their nearside-hip to tip them over for the berimbolo. However, recently dudes have been grabbing up my non-DLR leg in an ankle lock, both during the berimbolo and just generally during my DLR efforts. Since I've got one of their legs neutralized (DLR Hook and grabbing the ankle), it does make things more difficult for them, since they can't use that leg to control me. In our gym we allow reaping in the gi, so sometimes this leads to them reaping with their free leg to get better control, which makes things even weirder. I've tried berimbolo-ing through their attempt, but when the reaping starts we end up in weird positions, and one time I almost got heel hooked halfway through (we also allow heel hooks in the gi). Does anyone have any experience with these sorts of things? Am I doing something fundamentally wrong? Is there a re-counter to their counter? Sometimes I can protect my leg by butterfly hooking their non-DLR leg, and then lifting them over my head to try and knock them down to berimbolo. But other times I'm not fast enough to get that hook before they wrap it up (it is very fast!). When unimpeded I'm usually able to hit the berimbolo, and correctly end up in back control, so I don't think that it is a spinning issue, though once they have the ankle lock maybe I'm messing up. I look forward to your responses!