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Playing De La Riva Guard with out putting stress on your knees

The De La Riva guard is one of the most popular and useful guards positions. That being said the position can put a lot of stress and strain on your De La Riva knee. Especially if your opponent tries to push your De La Riva hook out while your also trying to sweep. A great alternative is to control the ankle or pant leg grip and instead of placing your De La Riva hook, you can just use your shin/knee to put pressure on your opponents legs. This will essentially work exactly the same with out putting strain on your knee.

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