BJJ black belt Andy Main shows an armbar counter off the cross collar choke defense from closed guard for Learn to Grapple. This is an effective counter against opponents who try to push away from the collar choke. It’s a good way to avoid wearing out your arms while pursuing the cross collar choke if your opponent is fighting the choke.
Brian McLaughlin is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been grappling for over 13 years. He's amassed an array of medals, including the Pan Ams, ADCC North American Trials, Grapplers Quest Pro Divisions, and NAGA World Championships, but now spends most of his time teaching at his gym, Precision Mixed Martial Arts and coaching MMA fighters.