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Nosone
9/29/2008 7:29am,
http://www.bjjfighter.com/

Anyone heard of this place? The head instructor there was/is on TUF 8 (though from the episode previews, I don't know if he made it all the way).

Just wondering if anyone has something to say about McLaughlin and/or his BJJ instructor Rob Kahn.

AikidoBot
9/29/2008 7:30am,
We knew you could do it! Nosone posted, YAY! And if a bot is this rude, just imagine harsh this is gonna be. Hope you're wearing a thick gi.

Phrost
9/29/2008 7:48am,
Rob Kahn posts here occasionally and is an upstanding citizen of the BJJ community.

Nosone
9/29/2008 8:26am,
Sweet. I'll be starting classes with McLaughlin today. Thanks for the heads up on Rob.

slideyfoot
9/29/2008 12:48pm,
Welcome to Bullshido!

Brian McLaughlin has also posted here in the past, albeit only once (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1483181&postcount=7).

From what I've read, he has both a good reputation and impressive competitive record, but I've never trained at his school, so that's merely going off internet postings.

As you're new to the sport (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?p=1938710#post1938710), I'll stick up my usual BJJ noob spiel:

You might find this BJJ Beginner FAQ (http://slideyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/10/bjj-beginner-faq.html) useful, as a new student in BJJ.

As I mention in that FAQ, for further reading on BJJ, I'd recommend the following threads:

Training, Stagnation and Tapping (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=974042)
Maximizing what you get out of rolling (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1253088)
Protecting Yourself During Sparring (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1234198)
Grappling Basic Principles (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=20609)
Advice for Noobs (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1776425&postcount=1)
First Day Lesson (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1232603)
Fundamental 5 (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1019474)
Obvious Epiphanies (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62601)

And the following articles:

Starting BJJ Classes (http://www.grapplearts.com/Starting-BJJ-Classes.htm)
Nuggets of Advice (http://www.aesopian.com/127/nuggets-of-advice/)

Phrost
9/29/2008 1:17pm,
Slidey is a great resource and you should listen to everything he says.