What the De La Riva Guard is, is an open guard. Usually it’s utilized when someone is doing standing passes. The reach makes De La Riva ideal for this type of situation. Other option for standing passes that’s equally viable is spider guard, according to Stephan Kesting and Brandon Mullins.
Dealing with a strong De La Riva Guard is no joke. If your opponent has solid grips and positioning in place, it can feel like you’re battling against windmills… But that’s simply because you don’t know how to properly defend against it.
Your opponent has you in a deep De La Riva Guard… And you don’t know how to get out of it?
Well, you could use their collar and sleeve to help you out!
Lucas Lepri demonstrates how to use the collar and sleeve to shut down De La Riva Guard:
Deconstruct The Guard With Black Belt Technical Savant Mikey Musumeci’s Guide On How To Pass BJJ’s Most Troublesome Open Guards With Effective Understanding Of The Frames & How To Beat Them.
- Attack the guard with precise techniques built to succeed against the frames and angles of that particular position – with Mikey’s deep understanding of each exchange.
- Mikey Musumeci is one of the greatest grapplers of his generation, with wins in the black belt world finals using these same techniques!