October2017

  • Zebra Athletics: Zebra Warm Up Mat

    I’m sure you’ve heard of Zebra Mats before. They’re one of the largest manufacturers of training mats and can be found in several academies. Zebra has developed a portable mat that is useful for several on-the-go situations. This portable mat rolled up measures 24” x 6” x 6” and...
  • Grand Slam Rio: One week left to register; black belt stars line up; Barreto vs. Carino super match added to program

    The 2017/2018 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitu World Tour gets stronger with every new event. After successful legs in Tokyo (July) and Los Angeles (September), the tour now moves to the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, on November 10-12. The Carioca Arena will host over...
  • Your Grips Might Save Your Life

    The term “referred pain” is such a very interesting concept. Referred pain is pain felt in a part of the body other than its actual source. It’s always mind blowing to learn how one area of the body can hurt, and then realize that the source of that pain...
  • Get On The Juice! The Jiu-Jitsu Fighter’s Guide to Healthy Juicing

    When one looks back through human history, the search for performance enhancing foods is clearly evident and dates back several thousand years before even the earliest civilizations had formed. In those primitive times, early humans searched for foods that increased strength and performance in order to be better hunters...
  • What’s In The Box?

    Lately hundreds of jiu-jitsu peeps just like you have been making the trek to the mailbox with hopes that today would be the day! Are they expecting a check? Maybe test results? Well maybe, but what really has them excited is that today might be the day that their...
  • Essential Oils

    I know what you’re thinking. Essential oils and aromatherapy, that stuff’s for yoga moms and hippies. Well, that might be true, but there are actually clinical trials there to back up many of the claims associated with essential oils and their use in aromatherapy. The idea dates back to...
  • BJ Penn: The Prodigy on Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, and Life

    If you’ve followed MMA or the UFC in the last few decades then you definitely have heard the name BJ Penn. BJ Penn became a household name to combat sports fans through this meteoric career in the UFC. But before that, BJ became “The Prodigy” through jiu-jitsu and his...
  • Never Tap Knee Guard

    Never Tap Knee Guard Nevertapknees.com It’s never fun to hear about a kid in high school that needs to have ACL surgery, or someone in their forties that’s about to have their third knee surgery. In many sports that require athletes to cut their way down the field or court,...
  • Have Questions? We Have Answers!

    Q: I think it’s great that more tournaments are being tested for performance enhancing drugs, but that also makes me nervous. I’m not taking anything that I would consider cheating, but what are some things I might be consuming that would show up on a test? I’d hate to...
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