Inside the University 797 - Blocking the Hip

Inside the University 797 - Blocking the Hip

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Saulo points out the importance of putting your head all the way across your opponent's body and using it to pressure down on his hip to flatten him out.


Inside the University 796 - Passing with Head Pressure

Inside the University 796 - Passing with Head Pressure

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Continuing from the passing drill, now Saulo shows how to finish the pass. His main points of focus are to move his hand from the outside leg to control the inside leg, and his head drops to the hip to keep pressure on his opponent. Using this pressure to keep the hips flat, he can now pass the guard.

Inside the University 795 - Side to Side Passing Drill

Inside the University 795 - Side to Side Passing Drill

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To start off class, Saulo shows a passing drill to get comfortable moving side to side and passing in either direction. He first dives his arms between his opponent's legs to a double under position. From here he picks a side to force the leg down, and then switches to the other side.

Inside the University 793 - Anticipating Your Opponent's Reaction

Inside the University 793 - Anticipating Your Opponent's Reaction

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After watching some students work on the back take, Saulo talks about the importance of creating a reaction by your opponent, and anticipating it so you can capitalize on it. He also shows a few ways to finish the position, based on how your opponent reacts after you dive to the ground to take the back.

Inside the University 792 - Staying Connected on the Back

Inside the University 792 - Staying Connected on the Back

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Correcting some mistakes he saw in practice, Saulo emphasizes that you try to pull your opponent down, you create space for him to escape by taking your chest off his back. Instead, stay connected as you dive to the mat and bring him with you.

Inside the University 791 - Controlling and Attacking from Top Turtle Position

Inside the University 791 - Controlling and Attacking from Top Turtle Position

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With his opponent in turtle position, Saulo keeps his hips and chest on his opponent, with his feet pushing off the mat and his hand in the back of the collar. By pushing off his feet, he can move his opponent around and create openings for him to attack. Here he shows a few options to get the back or side control, depending on his opponent's reaction.

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 752 - Preventing Your Opponent from Inverting

Inside the University 752 - Preventing Your Opponent from Inverting

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Now Victor answers a question about how to prevent his opponent from inverting and setting up a 50/50 or other guard. He prevents it by getting a good collar grip and putting a strong cross face on him as he drops his weight to keep him down while he passes the guard.

Inside the University 751 - Leg Weave Pass

Inside the University 751 - Leg Weave Pass

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Victor Hugo shows his favorite pass he used in the Worlds, the leg weave pass. When his opponent plays knee shield we weaves his arm through the legs and grips the bottom knee. His other hand grabs the collar and he cuts his knee out going shin over shin. Depending on how his opponent reacts, he can pass to side control or mount.