Commonly known as the De La Riva guard, this technique allows for a leg lock when using the position’s weakness to your advantage. When your opponent hooks their left foot around your right leg, attempting a sweep or to keep distance, it’s a great time to use this variation of the open-guard pass.
When attempting to pass your opponent’s guard, your left hand will be on opponent’s right knee and your right hand on opponent’s left knee.
Keep your right hand on opponent’s knee, kneel down, locking their left leg with your right shin and hips.
While you’re still controlling opponent’s left leg with your right hand and leg, roll over your right shoulder.
Bring opponent with you as you roll.
While rolling, take your left leg and cross it over your right foot, locking your legs in a figure four.
After completing roll, wrap your arms around opponent’s thigh, squeezing to apply pressure, and pull towards yourself.