Super useful fundamental

I’ve definitely learned the importance of underhooks. Today, it was really driven home, explicitly, by one of our head professors. He taught how to fundamentally fight for underhooks from both standing and while positioned for side-control. For example with both underhooks while standing, you can bear hug, off balance your opponent via shoulder shrug, and then […]

Getting schooled

got schooled

I was watching the head professor teach intently. He was showing us the move 3 cycles in. Suddenly he called my name and asked what the next step is. I went for idiot mode, gave an idiot grunt, and then proceed to answer incorrectly. He didn’t embarrass me or anything. I think we were both […]

Open Mat Sundays

After a slough of unfortunate circumstances that lead to the result of my extended open-mat hiatus, I finally made it back. Not many people here today, but it gave me an opportunity to work on my incredibly flawed fundamentals. Here are the biggest takeaways today: Controlling the Side Control Make sure to under-hook asap. Losing […]

The Tonka sweep

So today we learned a sweep from half guard. I’m not quite sure what the official name is… something about half-guard belly sweep? Either way, it’s pretty easy to setup and execute. I’m looking forward to trying this out in practice. In the meanwhile, I still can’t pass closed guard…. Was trying to do it […]