Sweep
(De la Riva guard, with gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy bjjfighter.com

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

I begin with my opponent standing in my open guard. I am controlling his sleeves with my hands and my feet are placed on his hips.
To place my opponent in De la Riva guard I snake my left leg around the back of his right leg and hook my left foot around the front of his left leg. My right foot simply hooks the back of my opponent's left leg near the knee.
Next I simultaneously kick both my legs outward, lie on my left side, and pull my opponent's sleeves down and to the left. This action will sweep my opponent onto his back as shown.
From there I switch my base and place my right knee over my opponent's right leg. I under hook his left arm to hold him in place and pull up on his right sleeve to keep him from pushing my hip.
I then pass my right leg through and secure a strong side control.

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