If your training partner pull’s de la Riva guard on you, alarm bells should be going off for you, gentle reader. That’s right, because he’s setting up to sweep you and land you on your butt, or worse, make it to your back to start working for a stranglehold.
But not to fear. The secret to mistreating your guard-playing friend and not getting swept or subbed is to respond with even greater pressure; in this case, pressure on the foot and on the ankle of the leg the opponent is using to press on your hip.
Professor Albert Hughes shows a way to deal with getting pulled into the de la Riva. He takes us through the mechanics of it in the following video.
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