Monthly Archives: July 2013

Coaching and Ego

  This is one for the coaches in the audience. Before everyone but black belts quit reading this, understand that you really begin coaching at blue belt. You may not own a school or even teach your own class, but … Continue reading

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Choked Out on the Mat

  BJJ, Judo, and Submission wrestling allow you to apply chokeholds to your opponent either using your arms, legs, or the gi. Occasionally this results in temporary unconsciousness. The time it takes to render an opponent unconscious depends on how … Continue reading

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Play the Drill and Finish the Drill

  At Valhalla Academy we do quite a bit of positional drilling and sparring. We start from well-defined positions and both people have well-defined goals. For instance, during a closed guard pass drill the instructions for the top man might … Continue reading

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