Hope you all had a great new years and that your training is back to full swing!

We are doing something different with today’s theme. As we stated before, the Submission Control staff collectively have about 30+ years of martial arts experience (both teaching and practicing). We wanted to share our extensive experience with our loyal readers, but we lacked the funding to do so.

Over the holidays, we talked to (ok, begged) our long time sponsor Digitsu and they were more than happy to fund our “Position of the Month” segment. So what this means is that we will be providing exclusive lessons every week on various subjects!

While we are reputable instructors/practitioners, this does not mean that you should stop learning from your current instructors. We just hope that by watching these clips, you will try them out and incorporate them into your current game.

Our instructional staff includes practitioners with different backgrounds, styles, body types and belt levels. We hope you like the moves.

If you have any requests, please send them to contact@submissioncontrol.com. Thank you all for visiting our site! Also, please visit Digitsu!

To kick things off, the first technique is an ouchi gari for BJJ from Mike Piccolomini.

Mike “Patolino” Piccolomini is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Matt and Nick Serra in Long Island, New York where he is the chief instructor and coordinator for all of the children’s classes. Michael also serves as one of the head instructors for both the ‘beginner’ and ‘advanced’ adult programs at the academy. Along with his BJJ prowess, Patolino also possesses a 4th degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate. Mike also holds degrees in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Music. He currently serves as a Special Educator at a local public school district, along with his Martial Arts responsibilities.