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.

Inside the University 765 - Butterfly Guard to Single Leg Trap

Inside the University 765 - Butterfly Guard to Single Leg Trap

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This time when Xande gets to his butterfly guard, his opponent keeps his weight on the side of Xande's hook. Now Xande steps his bottom leg underneath his opponent, pushes him away and brings his foot to the hip, setting up his single leg trap. He has many options from here, but one he shows is the technical stand up sweep.

Inside the University 764 - Butterfly Guard Hook Sweep

Inside the University 764 - Butterfly Guard Hook Sweep

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Now when Xande does his butterfly lift and lands in his butterfly guard, his opponent is keeping his weight toward the side of Xande's pant grip. This is the side Xande will sweep him to now, so he lets go of the pants and grabs the elbow and pulls it in tight. Now he can roll to the side and use his hook to sweep his opponent, and right away look to knee cut pass the guard.