Nick Rodriguez is one of the fastest-rising talents the jiu-jitsu world has ever seen. After placing second place at the 2019 ADCC championships as a blue belt, Rodriguez has continued to compete and find success at the highest levels of the sport. Along with the notoriety that comes with a successful competition, Rodriguez is now an in-demand seminar instructor. In a recent video, we get to see Rodriguez rolling with some of the students on the Arizona wing of his current “Black Belt Slayer Tour.”
Rodriguez is an excellent wrestler; that’s no secret. What makes his style of wrestling so potent is that it blends perfectly well into a back-taking game, which is Rodriguez’s specialty. In the video, we see him do what he does best: defend takedowns, secure takedowns, and take the back.
Rodriguez has appeared in just three matches this year. First, at Who’s Number One, he displayed phenomenal guard passing to defeat two-time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes by decision. Next, at Third Coast Grappling 6, Rodriguez defeated Pedro Marinho by decision before losing in the semifinals to Victor Hugo.