Buchecha, Torres The Miyaos, & More Teach You How to Smash The DLR

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The De La Riva (DLR) guard is one of the most ubiquitous and formidable positions in modern jiu-jitsu.

Even modest jiu-jitsu players can employ a version of the guard that can make passing an arduous task, and at the highest levels, it's one of the most frequently relied-upon positions. 

But with frequent use comes regular study, and the best minds and athletes have devised numerous methods to deal with the DLR. We've compiled seven of our favorite technique videos below; hit the links and learn to absolutely crush the DLR guard. 


Joao Miyao: Smash Pass vs DLR Guard

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Somewhere along the way, Joao Miyao and his brother Paulo have become two of the best pressure passers in the lower weight classes. Three-time No-Gi World Champion and Worlds Silver medalist demonstrate how to flatten out your opponent out and smash the guard.


Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida - Knee Cut Through DLR

Buchecha: Passing DLR Guard

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The kneecut pass is a classic response to the De La Riva guard. Learn this version of it from one of the all-time goats and 11-time world champion Buchecha.


Renato Canuto: Hip-Switch DLR Pass

Renato Canuto: DLR Hip Switch Pas

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There's no denying that KASAI Pro double champion, 2017 No-Gi Worlds Champion, and Worlds silver medalist Renato Canuto is one of the most entertaining jiu-jitsu competitors today, and his method of passing the DLR aligns perfectly with his high-flying approach.  


JT Torres: Longstep Past the DLR

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A technician in every sense of the word, ADCC Champion JT Torres has some of the cleanest, well-defined techniques in the world.  


Gabriel Arges: Passing the DLR to The Back

Gabriel Arges: Passing DLR To The Back

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Why settle for side control when you can simply take the back? 2017 World Champion Gabriel Arges gets you to where you want to be with this DLR guard pass.


Felipe Pena: Passing the DLR Masterclass

Felipe Pena: Passing DLR

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Felipe Pena knows a thing or two about passing, and in this 10-minute masterclass, the 2018 IBJJF World Champion and 2017 ADCC absolute gold medalist shares his favorite ways to address the DLR. 

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