Archive for 'November,2012'

How to Maintain Focus After Blue Belt

How to Maintain Focus After Blue Belt

Throughout my years as an instructor, I’ve noticed that there is a lot more attrition on the road from blue to purple than even from purple to black.  I feel if someone can make it to [...]

How to defend the armcrank when you’re going for the underhook…

How to defend the armcrank when you’re going for the underhook…

Achieving the underhook is super-important. Whether you’re standing or on the ground, trying to take your opponent down or pass his guard, sweep him or escape the bottom of sidemount, the underhook makes it all MUCH [...]

Dynamic Armbar Drills – Brian McLaughlin

Dynamic Armbar Drills – Brian McLaughlin

Let’s be honest, drilling can be boring.  The monotony of repetition can wear on even the most enthusiastic grappler.  A way to shake things up is to add some new wrinkles to your drilling sessions by [...]