Category Archives: Tactical

Single Underhook Pass

  The single underhook pass was one of the first guard passes that I ever learned. Over the years I have modified it and made it my own. This personalization process happens with everyone as they figure out the unique … Continue reading

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Tight vs Loose Control

  Once you have achieved a dominant ground position there are two basic ways of controlling your opponent – tight or loose. Tight control can be thought of as ‘pinning’. There is an attempt to essentially immobilize your opponent by … 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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