It can be challenging to find a good place to ground tie when I'm on the road. Keeping my flank and tie snappy is crucial to putting together a strong season, so I've found that the best way to stay sharp is by flanking and tying the Tuf Kaf. Below are the things I'm working on during my ground tying session. Going Down the Rope When I'm going down the rope, I keep both hands forward and make sure my butt is down the whole time. My knees are bent, my feet are shoulder width apart and I'm in an athletic stance the entire time like a linebacker in football or a guard in basketball. That’s how I run down the rope and flank the calf. When I start down the rope, I want to take big strong strides.