De La Riva’s Double De La Riva Lasso Sweep

Posted: April 9, 2014 in Techniques

I almost got a headache trying to write out “De La Riva’s De La Riva’d leg” a bunch of times, but it was worth it. This is actually a very viable sweep. I even got to try this out in class today with great success. One of my favorite aspects of De La Riva’s style is that it’s very efficient. It’s all about taking away the opponents ability to post and exploiting that hole, not with strength, but with craftiness.  I made this GIF from a video BJJ Library recently shared on Youtube. (BJJ Library is Saulo and Xande Ribeiro’s Online Instructional Website).  You can check out all of his amazing double De La Riva sweeps HERE, for free, on Youtube.

I’d like to add that I think too many people use DLR just to solely attempt berimbolos which gives them a very skewed view of the position as a whole. If you want an awesome De La Riva game, you should be studying Ricardo De La Riva especially.  A lot of people I know have great berimbolos, but a terrible DLR game. There’s tons more goodness out there from the DLR position. Just go find it!

GIF Magic!



  1. nick says:

    speaking of berimbolo/dlr
    How about breaking down the miyao/mendes berimbolo game:-)

    • DanofEarth says:

      Well, I suppose I could, but I chose MG’s Single Leg X to start because I have a lot of experience with it. I’m not much a bolo’er. I also feel like that so much of their game is based around their flexibility that it may not be as beneficial to the mass majority of folks. I actually think people should refer to their game as an Inverted/DLR hybrid, because it kind of overshadows the rest of DLR when you just call it DLR.

      But now that I’ve typed all of that out, maybe I should try and break it down….

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