GB Technique : De La Riva guard(DLR) and Inside DLR with Flavio Almeida

This week on Gracie Barra Blog we are looking at the very popular and effective guard variations known as De La Riva guard(DLR) and Inside DLR with one of the most experienced instructors and competitors in GB USA, Prof. Flavio Almeida.

These guards are a MUST KNOW for competitors who have any hope of winning in jiu-jitsu tournaments. It is a powerful control guard with numerous sweeping and back take options.

Let’s take a look at some DL and Inside DLR techniques with one of the top Gracie Barra black belt instructors, Prof. Flavio Almeida.

1) De La Riva Control

Let’s start with Prof. Flavio Almeida showing some tips on controlling the grips and transitions within the DLR position

2) Lapel Secured DLR (De La Riva) To Berimbolo

Prof. Flavio Almeida helps us understand the grips and relationship of DLR guard and Berimbolo

3) Basic Set up to the Inside De La Riva Guard

The Inside or Reverse DLR guard is the best counter to the common Knee Slice guard pass. Let’s see how Prof.. Almeida enters into the position and secures his grips.

4) Inside De La Riva holding the Belt

Professor Flavio Almeida teaching at GB San Clemente teaches how to spin underneath and take the passer’s back.

5) Inside (or Reverse) De La Riva / Berimbolo

The Berimbolo as taught by Prof Flavio Almeida against a guard passer who is attempting a Knee Slice guard pass.

What is YOUR favorite technique fro DLR or Inside DLR guard?

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Credits: Mark Mullen 

Gracie Barra Black belt based in Asia