Inside the University 1009 - Nick Schrock Sparring

Inside the University 1009 - Nick Schrock Sparring

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Nick Schrock spars with one of his students.


Inside the University 1008 - Bread Cutter Choke Q&A

Inside the University 1008 - Bread Cutter Choke Q&A

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Nick answers a few of his students' questions on some of the finer details of the bread cutter choke, and breaks down how he can close the space between him and his opponent and put a lot of pressure on him.

Inside the University 1007 - Bread Cutter Choke from Side Control

Inside the University 1007 - Bread Cutter Choke from Side Control

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Nick shows his version of the 'Saulo' choke or bread cutter choke from side control when his opponent shoots his arm across Nick's body. First he reaches under the arm to grab the gi near the armpit and pulls the shoulder to him, and then his choking hand comes across the neck to the far lapel. Now he can drop his elbow to the mat and drop his weight to choke his opponent.

Inside the University 1006 - Breaking a De La Riva Pants Grip

Inside the University 1006 - Breaking a De La Riva Pants Grip

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Now Nick quickly covers a trick of his to break a pants grip when your opponent is playing De La Riva guard. He simply reaches down and grabs his own pants and makes a fist. This will make the pants squeeze his opponent's fingers and he'll let go. You may want to save this one for competition, as the pain is bound to upset some of your training partners.

Inside the University 1005 - Leg Drag Pass the De La Riva Guard

Inside the University 1005 - Leg Drag Pass the De La Riva Guard

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Now covering how to deal with the De La Riva guard when your opponent has a pants grip, first pushes the hook leg down and grabs the toes. He turns the foot in and grips the other shin. He brings the hook leg across his body and his opponent reacts by placing his other foot on Nick's hip. Timing his move, Nick drags both legs across and settles into a nice leg drag passing position.

Inside the University 1004 - Breaking the Grip on Your Heel While Passing Open Guard

Inside the University 1004 - Breaking the Grip on Your Heel While Passing Open Guard

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Going over some principles of passing the open guard, Nick first covers the importance of keeping your legs at a distance, so your opponent can't get a hold of your feet. However, if he is able to grab your heel, the proper defense is to turn your foot to the inside and kick away from his grip.

Inside the University 1003 - Nick Schrock Sparring

Inside the University 1003 - Nick Schrock Sparring

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Nick Schrock spars one of his brown belt students.

Inside the University 1002 - Knee Cut Pass

Inside the University 1002 - Knee Cut Pass

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Answering a student's question on how to knee cut pass, Nick shows his preferred method. Starting from a headquarters position, he controls the outside lapel and inside knee, and cracks the whip to force his opponent on his side. This is when he cuts his knee across and begins his pressure passing. He also discusses how each person will adapt different ways to perform the same technique based on their body and abilities.

Inside the University 1001 - Avoiding the Knee Shield

Inside the University 1001 - Avoiding the Knee Shield

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Summing up the lesson, Nick talks about a doing proper knee cut pass which would be avoiding the knee shield all together. That should be the ultimate goal, but obviously won't always happen, which is when sprawling on the knee to pass comes into play.

Inside the University 1000 - Knowing When to Sprawl

Inside the University 1000 - Knowing When to Sprawl

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Nick watches students work the pass and corrects key details to the sprawl. The big point is to anticipate when your opponent will be trying to replace the half guard and sprawling on his leg to smash him.

Inside the University 999 - Smashing the Knee Shield

Inside the University 999 - Smashing the Knee Shield

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In this scenario, Nick is working his knee cut pass but his opponent has a good knee shield in blocking him from passing. Rather than trying to fight through it, Nick sprawls and drops his weight to smash the knee. His opponent reacts by straightening his leg in effort to replace half guard, so Nick times it and sprawls again to get away from the leg. Now he can work his way to the side and pass.

Inside the University 998 - Refining the Stack Pass Recovery Drill

Inside the University 998 - Refining the Stack Pass Recovery Drill

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Nick corrects some mistakes his students are making on the drill and answers questions on how to perform the movement properly. He also explains how to incorporate the drill into an actual training scenario.