Inside the University 777 - Back Roll Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 777 - Back Roll Half Guard Sweep

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Using the half guard lift, Gustavo raises his opponent off the mat and gets underneath him. Now he pulls the collar down and pushes it away as he looks toward his right shoulder and does a back roll, ending up on top in his opponent's half guard, where he has many options.


Inside the University 776 - Half Guard Lift

Inside the University 776 - Half Guard Lift

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Now with knee shield across the belly, and has a collar and wrist grip, Professor Gustavo plants his top foot on his bottom foot for leverage. He pushes into his opponent to cause a reaction before using his hips to pull him up and on top of him, where he holds him up like a table. From here he will show different options.

Inside the University 775 - Creating Space from the Half Guard

Inside the University 775 - Creating Space from the Half Guard

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To start off class, Professor Gustavo shows how to create space and get your opponent's weight off you when he is flattening you in the half guard. First he hooks the trapped leg tight with his calf and he hugs the back of the head. He bridges hard and drives the head away with his arm, then immediately escapes his hips and places his knee shield. Now he can set up his frames against the arm and get to a comfortable half guard position.

Inside the University 774 - Wrist Lock from Side Control

Inside the University 774 - Wrist Lock from Side Control

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Now having passed the guard, Professor Nick shows one of his favorite submissions, a wrist lock from side control. When his opponent puts his hand on Nick's shoulder to push him, Nick first traps the hand to his shoulder with his chin. He places both hands on the triceps and simply pulls in and drops pressure with his chest to finish the wrist lock.

Inside the University 773 - Torreando Leg Drag Pass

Inside the University 773 - Torreando Leg Drag Pass

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Nick once again grabs the shins and breaks his opponent's hooks, but this time his opponent is playing De La Riva with a pants grip, so Nick can't kick his foot away. He grabs the hook foot by the toes and drags across the front of his body, causing his opponent to bring his other foot over to Nick's hip. He anticipates this and drags both legs across him as he establishes himself in a leg drag passing position.

Inside the University 772 - Kicking Out of De La Riva

Inside the University 772 - Kicking Out of De La Riva

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Now Professor Nick's opponent is grabbing his heel from a De La Riva guard, and Nick wants to get back to his Torreando headquarters position. With both of pant grips on the shin, he pushes both legs down to get rid of the hook, turns and kicks away to free his leg. Now he can reestablish his passing position.

Inside the University 771 - Torreando Headquarters Position

Inside the University 771 - Torreando Headquarters Position

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Professor Nick Schrock explains what he calls his torreando headquarters position, and how it is central to his entire passing game. He also goes into detail on when to spin his opponent or when to go straight for the guard pass.

Inside the University 770 - Torreando Spin to North South Drill

Inside the University 770 - Torreando Spin to North South Drill

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Professor Nick Schrock grabs his opponent's pants at the shins and pulls him to a sitting position. It is important his partner keeps his knees to his chest so his whole body sits up. Once he is sitting, Nick spins him 180 degrees to north south position.

Inside the University 769 - De La Riva Series Review

Inside the University 769 - De La Riva Series Review

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Victor briefly goes over each of the techniques he showed and offers some extra details on when and how he likes to attempt them.

Inside the University 768 - De La Riva Lift to Armbar

Inside the University 768 - De La Riva Lift to Armbar

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Now while in De La Riva guard, Victor's opponent keeps his base low so Victor tries to lift him overhead. His opponent reacts by dropping his weight til his knee is on the floor. From here Victor just places his foot on the hip and throws his other leg over the head to attack the armbar.

Inside the University 767 - Rolling Armbar from De La Riva Sweep

Inside the University 767 - Rolling Armbar from De La Riva Sweep

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Victor hits his De La Riva sweep as he did before, but this time his opponent doesn't accept it and tries to come back up. So now as he comes to the mount, he looks to immediately attack the arm and rolls into a nice armbar. When drilling this technique, it is important his opponent has the correct reaction for Victor to get the armbar.

Inside the University 766 - De La Riva Guard Sweep to Mount

Inside the University 766 - De La Riva Guard Sweep to Mount

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After winning his first competition as black belt at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Moscow, Victor Hugo shows his favorite series of sweeps and armbars from the De La Riva guard, which helped him win the title. With both sleeve grips and his De La Riva hook in place, he keeps his opponent at a distance with his other foot on the far thigh. When his opponent drops to his knee, Victor sits up, kicks the leg away and pulls the arm, knocking his opponent to his side. He lets go of the top sleeve grip and posts his hand as he comes to the top and mounts his opponent.