I was sparring the other day. My partner was in my open guard so I decided to go for the De La Riva guard. This is a position I’m not really good with, but I still try to do to learn it. I got the hook in and started to go for the back. He defended that and I had to change my move to the berimbolo.
Except I really didn’t invert my position.
I just kinda turned to my stomach.
And guess what… It turns out that’s just not smart, as you give up your back.