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Using Your Collar Tie Defensively
Collar Tie Mastery for BJJ & Wrestling by Geno Morelli
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  • Leroy Close

    June 5, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    where is the first time the barry weldon drill is demonstrated? This content is amazing but its so long I can’t remember when it was shown first.

  • Leroy Close

    June 5, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    its at the end of “snaps to leg attacks”

  • Geno Morelli

    July 19, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    What’s up @alex2552 – I saw your question submitted through the chat app and hope you don’t mind me responding on this forum! You mentioned that you are having some trouble creating pushing and pulling pressure, most specifically, pushing pressure when your collar tie is on the same side as your back leg (you mentioned you feel extended here)

    First off, don’t be discouraged if this doesn’t come right away. It took me years at Penn State to get good at pressuring and pulling through constantly repeating the Weldon Drill I showed in the course. We did this every day because it is so fundamental to becoming a dominant wrestler.

    Now, as far as pressuring with the collar tie on the same side as my back leg… This side is definitely more difficult, but I actually prefer it. When I’m in this position specifically, I want to make sure that I am not standing with my shoulders/stance square. This will limit my reach with the collar tie. Instead, I rely heavily on extending that shoulder out ahead of the rest of my body so that I can get more reach with my collar tie without over-extending, and, essentially stab my opponent’s collarbone with the bottom part of my forearm right by my elbow. It also helps a ton to make sure your non-collar tie hand is working. My favorite thing to do here is to use that c-grip elbow control at 1:20 of the ‘Creating Pushing Power’ Lesson. I also like using a strong grip on his upper tricep and use that to twist his torso/shoulders as seen in the ‘Controlling the Collar Tie’ Lesson at 2:36. I hope this helps address the pushing issue. LMK if you have any follow up questions on pulling!

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