Warming Up Properly (Part II)

  The last article examined the major mistakes made by athletes and coaches when designing warm-ups. This article defines the characteristics of a proper warm-up routine. Well-designed warm-up routines are (1) effective, (2) specific, and (3) useful. Effective An effective warm-up routine is one that accomplishes its goal – getting the athletes ready to work Read More …

Warming Up Properly

  It seems that many grappling coaches and athletes simply miss the point when it comes to class warm-ups. Warm-ups are physical and mental preparation for the upcoming training session. By raising body temperature, blood flow, and breathing rate they provide an optimal physiological environment for muscle contraction and metabolic processes. In addition, they allow Read More …

Valhalla Beginner Program Online

  There are no secrets or secret techniques at Valhalla Academy. We train a solid fundamentals game and incorporate more advanced moves only much later in training. I have decided to put our entire beginner curriculum on the Youtube channel for access by everyone. This is primarily designed as an easy reference for those students Read More …