The lasso guard is very powerful and allows you to control your opponent and offers many sweep opportunities.
In this video Sensei Douglas Santos shows how to force your opponent to take both knees on the ground, and then create the right setup to sweep them.
Pay attention to the position of feet, grips, hip alignment and weight distribution.
Now, let's look at some variations that may happen:
We start with a short De La Riva and a Lasso Guard. This provides a great opportunity to sweep your opponent and attack the foot, the leg, or progress to a dominant top position.
However, if your opponent creates a good base and you are not able to sweep them, you can let go of the De La Riva hook, place your leg inside, undertook their leg and spin around, which will find you in a perfect position to attack with an omoplata.
If you find the omoplata hard to finish, you can shift your hip alignment and attack their arm with a straight armlock.
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