The armbar from mount is a classic Brazilian Jiu-jitsu technique, however the major problem is that the bottom player is aware the attack is coming prompting them to defend and tie their arms in knots. The key to overcoming this situation is disguising your intentions and quickly switching arms. The “Fake out armbar” uses your opponent’s defense against them, by building a better mousetrap we secure higher percentage finishes. A hallmark Poughkeepsie Brazilian Jiu-jitsu technique, Precision MMA coach Brain McLaughlin breaks down one of his favorite attacks from the top.
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.