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Submission Before Position

Submission Before Position

The general path to success in BJJ is to pass the guard, advance to side control or mount, establish strong control, move into a submission.  While this strategy has certainly stood the test of time, it [...]

Crazy Spinning Armbar

Crazy Spinning Armbar

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Triangles and more triangles

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, the triangle is there when you need it. Like an old friend, you might not talk [...]

Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

Here are some of my favorite tricks from the spider guard. Although spider has been around for a while you can still throw people for a loop with some of these submission entries. These techniques were [...]

Throws from over/under

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 clinch and the position becomes a stalling affair or a glorified Sumo match. In reality [...]

The BJJ Heisman – Stiff Arm Success

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 head” BJJ move.  However, the combination of a locked elbow with proper placement on the opponent’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]