As readers of this blog know, I am a fan of fairly formal curricula--whether we're talking about the college class room (where I have been teaching philosophy for the better part of 16 years) or the gym (where I have been grappling in some form or fashion since I was in grade school). While having a curriculum isn't everyone's cup of tea, when done right (which admittedly isn't easy to do in itself), I think they can be a real asset for both student and professor alike. But now is neither the time nor place to reenter that argumentative breach! If I haven't already successfully made my case at this point, nothing I will say in the coming paragraphs is likely to convince.
However, I did want to stop to applaud the recent efforts by iconoclast and grappling trend setter (for better and worse) Eddie Bravo when it comes to the warm ups that his 10th Planet affiliates have adopted in an effort to regiment what they're offering at the gyms around the country (and around the world). Even if one doesn't like each and every technique (or even series of techniques), there are plenty of interesting and important motions that gyms everywhere should consider adding to their warm ups and drills! So, without further ado, here is the introductory taxonomy, drills, and routines:
Top Half Passes: