Bernardo Faria’s Kneebar from his Over/Under Pass that he has used to finish 7 of his last 15 opponents at Pan’s and Worlds.
This is a very nasty and dangerous kneebar that presents itself during the Over/Under Pass. Use extreme caution when trying this move out on training partners as you could easily damage their knees by dropping your hips down to hard.
(Check it out in action! Bernardo Faria x Erberth Santos 2015 – Semi-Finals Pan-Ams 2015)
Matt Bryers: Co-Founder of TRITAC-Jitsu, Kobukai Ju-Jitsu Black Belt and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt shows you how to use the BJJ De La Riva Guard for Self-Defense.
The de la Riva guard was created by and made popular by Ricardo de la Riva, but is now is becoming a unique BJJ Guard system in itself.
The de la Riva guard gives you a VERY high level control over your opponent, due to the “wrapping” of the leg, which shuts down your opponents structure starting at the knee. This makes passing the guard difficult.
The de la Riva guard creates opportunities that allows you to attack with: sweeps, back takes, chokes, armlocks and leglocks.
The de la Riva guard also is a viable self-defense technique, especially when your opponent is standing and you are grounded.
The de la Riva guard is mostly used against standing opponents , which is very common from a self-defense perspective.
Lyubo Kumbarov, former 4 x Bulgarian National Champion and Wrestling coach at Roger Gracie Academy HQ in London is here filmed by the Warrior Collective giving a tutorial on stance, footwork and details on the entries for takedowns he views as being essential for ensuring success in wrestling or other systems that utilize leg grabs.