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The Evolution of De la Riva: From ‘Pudim’ to Berimbolo

Ricardo de la Riva is the creator of one of the most popular positions in modern jiu-jitsu. The DLR guard is no longer an exotic guard reserved for a few elite players; it is now a standard weapon in almost every grappler’s arsenal.

Fashionable techniques like the berimbolo, as popularised by grapplers such as the Mendes and the Miyao brothers, all begin from the DLR guard. But how does De la Riva himself feel about the evolution of the position that bears his name?

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