Reaching the halfway mark of my client’s latest 10 hour Submission Grappling course, we went back through the three guard passes from combat base, the de la riva/hook guard and I introduced the straight ankle lock.
We began with a callisthenic warm-up focusing on movement that have direct relevance to guard passing and promote hip mobility. Then we ran through the use of the combat base to get the double under-hooks, stack and pass under the guard, to crush and pass through the guard and to pass around a long guard. This led us onto the de la riva where we reviewed a simple sweep. From the sweep we looked at the ankle lock.