Adam McLaughlin

Head BJJ instructor - Black belt under Renzo Gracie

Adam is a Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Professor Jamal Patterson. He began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1996 while serving as an Army Infantry Officer assigned to Fort Hood, Texas.  While on active duty until 2004, Adam competed in tournaments in multiple states and helped establish submission grappling clubs at Fort Hood, Fort Huachuca, AZ, and Fort Drum, NY.  He is a combat veteran of Afghanistan and holds master’s degrees in public administration and management.