Inside the University 933 - Recovering Guard from Turtle by Sitting Back

Inside the University 933 - Recovering Guard from Turtle by Sitting Back

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Another way to recover from turtle is by sitting back and bring your legs through to the front. A common scenario Nick will use this technique is after a failed shot with his opponent sprawling on top of him. By using this sit back method, he can recover and face his opponent.


Inside the University 932 - Recovering Guard from Turtle by Rolling

Inside the University 932 - Recovering Guard from Turtle by Rolling

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Nick answers a question on how to recover guard from turtle. In this case his opponent is on his side as he is turtled, so he rolls over the shoulder his opponent is by and turns to face him with his legs open so he can recover guard.

Inside the University 931 - Escaping Side Control

Inside the University 931 - Escaping Side Control

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Now Nick answers a question about defending and escaping from side control. One point he covers is to keep your head flat on the mat to not allow your opponent's arm under for head control. He also uses his frame on the biceps to control that arm and his other frame comes under the armpit. When he bridges from here, he can escape his hips and replace guard much easier.

Inside the University 930 - Collar Drag to Defend Toreando Pass

Inside the University 930 - Collar Drag to Defend Toreando Pass

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Professor Nick Schrock uses this class as a Q&A session to answer his students' questions, the first being how to defend the toreando pass. When his opponent has both grips on his pants, Nick likes to make a strong collar grip and hit a collar drag. Because his opponent's hands are occupied with pants grips, it's hard for him to react in time and Nick can get the back or the sweep.

Inside the University 929 - Abandoning the Choke for a Collar Drag

Inside the University 929 - Abandoning the Choke for a Collar Drag

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In the case Saulo can't finish the collar choke for whatever reason, he can fall back to his collar drag. He shifts his body to the side as he pulls his opponent down to the other side, making sure to keep a strong stiff arm to hold his opponent at a distance. Now Saulo can look to attack the back or establish a top position.

Inside the University 928 - Exposing the Neck and Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 928 - Exposing the Neck and Finishing the Choke

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Saulo covers some details on how to expose your opponent's neck by bringing him up above you, and how to crunch your body to tighten and finish the choke.

Inside the University 927 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Closed Guard

Inside the University 927 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Closed Guard

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Now back to sport Jiu-Jitsu, Saulo switches his hips to his side and places both feet on his opponent's hips, while keeping his collar grip. He raises his top leg up to the armpit and pressures down to break his opponent's posture. Now the other side of the neck is exposed so he makes a grip on the gi. Using his foot on the hip to create leverage, Saulo pulls his opponent in and stretches his body away to finish the choke.

Inside the University 926 - Self Defense Stand Up from Closed Guard

Inside the University 926 - Self Defense Stand Up from Closed Guard

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Now Saulo shows how to use this motion to stand up in a self defense situation. This time without any grips on the gi, he turns to his side using the scissors motion and grips the back of the head. From here he can post his hand to help him do a technical stand up and control his opponent with his hands on the back.

Inside the University 925 - Stretching Your Leg to Maintain Distance

Inside the University 925 - Stretching Your Leg to Maintain Distance

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Saulo goes over a detail of keeping your bottom leg stretched and extending your body to maintain distance between you and your opponent. This is especially applicable in a self defense scenario if your attacker is trying to punch you.

Inside the University 924 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

Inside the University 924 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

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To start off this lesson, Saulo begins in closed guard and looks to set up his classic guard position. With a sleeve and cross collar grip, he opens his guard, and without putting his feet on the ground he turns his hips toward his sleeve grip. Both feet go on the hips and his top leg opens to maintain inside control of the arm. Now he is in a good classic guard position.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

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Victor sets up a single leg X guard with his hook on the outside leg, and he grabs his opponent's leg to begin his attack. His opponent tries to pull it out, so Victor readjusts his grip and brings the leg across to a 50/50 guard. From here he grabs the other leg and feints a sweep, causing his opponent to base his leg, which gives Victor the leverage he needs to finish the knee bar.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

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Victor is playing the seated guard and pulls his opponent's head down, causing him to react by posturing back up. Victor uses this opportunity to grab the heel and push his opponent back as he comes up to finish the ankle pick sweep.