Ricardo De La Riva promoted to 6th Dan

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by J Sho, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. J Sho

    J Sho Green Belt

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    Promoted to black belt by Carlson sr back in 1986, I understand he was promoted to 6th stripe yesterday at his academy, with 35+ Black Belts and a CBJJ representative in attendance to promote him.
     
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    thats awesome, DLR is a legend
     
  3. Balto

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    De La Riva is probably the most skilled guy I ever got to learn from. I also love how he is very open minded and always reinventing things in a better way.
     
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    Thats awesome! Imagine being able to say you have a full guard game named after you. How did you get this inside info by the wa?
     
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    Good to hear, he invented my favourite guard and I can't thank him enough hehe
     
  6. lechien

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    well he did not really invented it but "popularised" a lot of variations of it.
     
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    Pretty awesome, I personally use DLR guard all the time.
     
  8. J Sho

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    i know one of the 35+ black belts who was there.


    I think the position (as with may BJJ techniques) existed before BJJ (Kosen) but i can't recall anyone innovating it the way he has. iirc they used to call it the jelly guard because the people defending the position would have no base and be wobbling around awkwardly. I assume once he beat Royler with it the name was changed.

    i recall hearing a story where someone asked Carlson during a class if he could show something on the De La Riva guard and he said something along the lines "No, not De La Riva Guard, Carlson Guard".
     
  9. lechien

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    I was refferring to Carlson Gracie snr Book where Carlson shows it with the name "Jello" guard. and he never mentionned anything about his student developping his jello guard.
     
  10. SMillard

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    Congrats to him, one of the coolest people I ever met. His seminar is in the top two that I attended.

    When I say cool I mean cool, he rolled a little bit with a couple of the black belts in the seminar and his demeanor didn't change once, then at the end of the seminar we all just sat around on the mats asking him questions, it wasn't even a matter of we wanted to ask him the questions he basically went to each person and made us ask him a question. His thinking was everyone has questions about jiu jitsu even at his level, so he wanted to hear some of ours.

    I can't say enough good things about the guy.
     
  11. Fedorzilla

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    De la Whova?

    honestly, that's awesome... how old is he now?
     
  12. yovan

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    I personally use DLR all the time. Sounds like he is a great guy. Hopefully one day I'll be able to meet him.
     
  13. fozzit

    fozzit Guapo Mestiso

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    Carlson Jr and Delariva are probably two of the nicest dudes ever..

    here's a pic of DLR when I was a white belt 5 years ago[​IMG]...
     
  14. Mike Wilson Jr.

    Mike Wilson Jr. Amateur Fighter

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    ^ Ive heard the same story.




    Anyway, congrats to Ricardo. Thats amazing.
     
  15. J Sho

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    45 iirc
     
  16. SMillard

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    he's only 5 years older than me????? Damn, I think I'll go cry in the corner now.
     
  17. JH34PG

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    cant wait til he comes to miami for a seminar!
     
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    bumpin
     

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