Tagged: Brian McLaughlin

Submission Before Position

The general path to success in BJJ is to pass the guard, advance to side control or mount, establish strong...

Triangles and more triangles

Very few moves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have the staying power of the triangle choke. From white belt to black belt,...

Along Came a Spider

Here are some of my favorite tricks from the spider guard. Although spider has been around for a while you...

Throws from over/under

One of the most common positions in grappling is the over/under.  Unfortunately, many BJJ athletes have a limited game from...

The BJJ Heisman – Stiff Arm Success

The stiff arm is not just for football anymore   Generally pressing someone off you is seen as a “meat...

Ernest Waffle Ellender with 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...

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...