The Underworld: Underhook De La Riva System

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Is your de la riva less deadly than a white belt’s x guard? Two common modern guards played in jiu jitsu today are the de la Riva guard and the x guard. These 2 guards give the guard player (you) infinite pathways to submissions, sweeps, backtakes, and more. But nothing great ever came easy. Rome wasn’t built without a plan, and your open guard will never become truly dangerous without one either. Wait, did we just give you a plan?

Enter the underhook de la riva. The underhook de la riva system is a mega-hub for several loops of many different positional exchanges of different guards. It is an extremely powerful offensive guard playing position that will easily allow you to get to your opponent’s back and submit them using the techniques you will learn from Margot inside this course. WARNING! High percentage techniques.

Destroy your opponent’s weight distribution, stance, & weight shift. If you can understand these 3 things, it will make it easier to sweep your partner. 90% of the time, sweeping your partner isn’t about forcing the technique, it’s about where their weight is now, and where you want it to go so you can follow up on top.

What’s included in my ticket to the underworld? Everything will start from the underhook de la riva position, from there, Margot Ciccarelli, a certified underworld veteran takes you through everything you need to know to destroy any guard passer attempting to pass your guard. Inside, you will learn the Jenga pit stop, submissions from the Jenga pit stop, modern ways to transition to the back from x guard, crab ride to the back, re-inforcing your underhook de la riva using the lapel, and much, much more.

Not sure where to begin? Follow this course’s flowchart HERE.

Course Curriculum



Front Side Underhook De La Riva

Back Side Underhook De La Riva

Lapel Underhook De La Riva

Course level:All Levels

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