Technique Of The Week #7

De La Riva Pass to Far Side Armbar

This week in our seventh installment for the technique of the week, coach Tony Casarez is one of the ways pass the De La Riva guard and move securely into a far-side armbar. This technique starts by removing the pressure from the outside leg by removing the de la riva hook and stepping back. At this point Tony steps over the outside leg and secures the grip on the collar with his right hand while forcing the outside knee behind the opponent’s hamstring, hence trapping his opponent’s hips. This allows him to collapse down and secure the underhook. With shoulder pressure, his body moves forward until he is free from the opponent’s leg and then utilizes his knee to pivot to the opposite side. While still having somewhat of a underhook on right arm he moves from a tight side control immediately transitioning into a far side armbar by pulling the opponent’s arm up and moving around the head. The final point is that prior to finishing the armbar, the opponent’s leg is secured preventing an escape.

Pass to Submission Breakdown:

  1. Push de la riva hook leg down and step back with the far leg
  2. Step over the far leg and secure the collar grip with the right hand
  3. Drive knee behind hamstring, trapping opponent’s hips
  4. Lower your body and collapse the opponents open half guard
  5. Secure underhook
  6. Move your body up and free of the legs
  7. Utilize the right knee to pivot around to the opposite side of the body
  8. Using the underhook on the right arm pull the opponent up and transition around the head
  9. Secure the leg and arm pinch the knees and submit

At Team Casarez BJJ here in Cary, NC — a Lucas Lepri affiliate — Coach Tony Casarez and his team strive to teach the most practical moves that will help in both competition and self-defense. We have both Adult BJJ and Kid BJJ programs which drill moves just like this on a regular basis. We invite all to come train with us creating a welcoming team friendly environment. We have students from Raleigh, Durham, Cary and more, so do not hesitate and come try a free week today. Contact us today for more information on our BJJ classes available.

Technique Of The Week #6

GI Single Leg Takedown – Pass – Side Control – Armbar

This sixth installment for the technique of the week by coach Tony Casarez while he demonstrates how to complete a single leg takedown using the gi, and from there he passes the guard into side control by trapping the leg with his legs. This starts with controlling the grips on both the collar and sleeve. From there while keeping the collar grip, dropping levels, and securing the leg, he then knee cuts across the stomach to pass. After this, he proceeds to move to the opposite side of the body with a fully secure side control position. Through the transition to the final side, he is able to secure the opposite arm for a finishing armbar.

Breakdown:

  1. Control the collar and sleeve grips
  2. Let go of the sleeve and drop levels to secure the leg for the takedown
  3. Control the opponent to the ground
  4. Utilize a de la riva pass to get to one side
  5. Let go of the pant grip and get the underhooks
  6. Transition to the opposite side and secure side control
  7. Use the far underhook to transition into the finishing armbar

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Though this move may seem like a lot of steps, it is the essence of the BJJ flow: All control and not brute force. This is exactly what Coach Tony Casarez and his team are always teaching here in Cary, NC. This is a beautiful combination of moves that both the Adult BJJ and Kids BJJ classes go through in the fundamental classes, to then perfect in the advanced classes. We are a proud Lucas Lepri affiliate and strive to help our students on and off the mat. BJJ has changed the lives of many and we invite potential students interested in Raleigh, Durham, and Cary to come try out a free week. Check out our class schedules and let us know when you are stopping by to learn from the best in the Triangle area. Contact us today for more information on our BJJ programs.