Reverse De La Riva Almanac - Seph Smith 2 DVD Set

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Reverse De La Riva Almanac - Seph Smith 2 DVD Set
Format: DVD NTSC
Languages: English
Length: Approx 215 Minutes
Region: All region DVD
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Renowned instructor and competitor Joseph "Seph" Smith is an accomplished grappler and Ryan Hall's first black belt. Professor Smith developed a very effective Reverse De la Riva guard system that renders his opponents guessing which direction they will be swept or if they are going to be submitted.

In this instructional DVD series, Professor Smith helps you build a solid understanding of how the half guard is the foundational structure of a well-rounded Reverse De la Riva game. Seph starts this instructional talking about and demonstrating concepts, theories, and tactics for an effective half guard. As you get deeper into this course, Seph takes you down the path of forcing your opponent into the RDLR and into his web of different traps. If you want to develop or refine your RDLR game this instructional is for you.

Vol 1:
  1. Introduction
  2. Half Guard Shell
  3. Recovering The Shell
  4. Marcelo Hook Sweep
  5. Arm Drag | Crotch Lock | Rear Naked Choke
  6. Arm Drag | Crotch Lock 2 | Rear Naked Choke
  7. Defending Over Under Pass | Triangle
  8. Twist Sweep
  9. Back Roll Sweep | Kimura
  10. Shaolin Lapel Sweep | Kneebar
  11. Securing The Underhook
  12. Knee Torque Sweep
  13. Butterfly Hook Sweep
  14. Half Guard Breakdown
  15. Leg Shelf | Back Take
  16. Bonus: Drills Part 1
Vol 2:
  1. Half Guard Shell | Reverse De la Riva
  2. Reverse De la Riva | Back Roll Sweep | Kimura
  3. Reverse De la Riva | Modified X Guard | Technical Stand Up
  4. Reverse De la Riva | 2-on-1 Grip | Scissor Sweep
  5. Platform Arm Bar | Omoplata
  6. Reverse De la Riva | Jedi Mind Trick | Leg Drag
  7. Jedi Mind Trick | Twister Hook | Back Take
  8. Reverse Half Guard Control
  9. Reverse Half Guard | Leg Drag
  10. Reverse De la Riva | Thumb Down Cup Grip
  11. Spinning Under Opponent
  12. Long Hook | Spinning Back Take
  13. Long Hook | Spinning Back Take 2
  14. Long Hook | Armbar
  15. Long Hook | Berimbolo
  16. Quick Low Single
  17. Leg Drag Pass
  18. Leg Drag Pass Counter
  19. Leg Drag Pass Counter | Footlock
  20. Reverse De la Riva | Twister Hook Back Take
  21. Reverse De la Riva | Twister Hook Back Take 2
  22. Bonus: Drills Part 2

Average rating: (5 out of 5)

5 of 5 Stars! by mariusmaximus on 10/18/2018
Very detailed and complete instructions on RDLR. I always wanted to add this to my halfguard game.
5 of 5 Stars! by artranscience on 07/16/2018
This DVD is phenomenal. Seph is a great instructor who teaches with what I think is the perfect amount of technical detail and conceptual framework while still getting straight to the point. There are many, many techniques on this set from both Half Guard and RDLR that I hadn't seen before and that I will be implementing into my game immediately, and these are positions that I already play a ton. I highly recommend picking up this set.
5 of 5 Stars! by vbisundial on 07/14/2018
Lots of great insight and key details that extend far past rdlr. There's a solid understanding of positioning and techniques with thorough explanations. Seph's teaching style is short and to the point, you blink and you've missed an important detail. The production value isn't as wonderful, there's problems with the mic among other things, however none of the issues interfere with the presentation of the material or your ability to see and hear what's going on. Highly recommended, it'll be one you rewatch over and over again to catch all the missing pieces.
5 of 5 Stars! by anonymous on 07/11/2018
Totally awesome. Super clear instruction. Great techniques. This is 100% going to make your game better.
5 of 5 Stars! by Steve Harris on 07/09/2018
Fantastic! The Half Guard Shell combines really well with Reverse De La Riva to create an extremely effective Guard game, both Gi and No-Gi. This is taught in great detail and explained clearly and precisely by Seph Smith in this Instructional.Thank you very much Seph and Digitsu!