While researching for some new moves to drill for my 10th Planet Van Nuys fundamentals class I came across this variation of the Darce from side control. One thing that I really like about this variation is that your weight is constantly kept on your opponent and really gives them no room to escape. Myself and 10th Planet White Belt Arno Stemmer drilled this the other night and found that one of the keys is to keep your hips low when walking around the head. When you keep your hips low you end up trapping your opponents arm and preventing them from escaping the position. It’s also important to remember that when trying to finish a darce from north south it is crucial that you sink your hips to the mat. Doing this will again remove any space between you and your opponent.