November2017

  • Whole Food vs Supplements

    Is it possible for athletes to achieve optimum performance through healthy diet alone? You eat a reasonably good diet, get in some green veggies every day and try to limit the junk food, right?  Why then do you need to use nutritional supplements at all? You don’t. Unless you...
  • Mastering Spider Guard: With Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano

    Baseball has “Buck” Showalter, basketball has Larry Brown, football has Bill Parcells, and boxing has Emanuel Steward.  All leaders and “hired guns” in their respective sport who put things in order to create a formula for success to take established programs to the next level. Jiu-jitsu has its equivalent...
  • 5 Off the Mat Activities That Will Increase Your Energy Levels to Train Jiu-Jitsu

    Feeling a bit of cabin fever? As much as we all love training Jiu-Jitsu, a little bit of variety never hurt anyone. That’s why we decided to list seven activities to help you increase your energy levels for a better performance on the mats. Here we go. Gi bars:...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Photography 101

    So, you’ve decided (or been talked into) photographing the next jiu-jitsu tournament. Whether it is on the grand stage of the World Championships or on the small mats of your local academy, here are some pointers that should help improve both your technique and understanding of both arts. This...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam: black belt champions crowned in Rio; Carino beats Barreto

    The final day at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio more than delivered all the thrills expected by the crowds that packed the stands of the Arena Carioca 1, at the Olympic Park, in Rio. The female brown/black belt division, the Legends Super Match and the...
  • Grand Slam Rio: Saturday of thrills set up Black Belt Finals for Sunday Grand Finale

    It may have been a cold and rainy Saturday in Rio, but day two of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour was nothing but hot stuff. The nine mats set up at the Arena Carioca 1 lit up since the first match of the female brown/black belt...
  • Grand Slam Rio: purple; white belts put on a show on day 1; black belts hit the scales

    After several days of cold weather and clouded skies, Rio de Janeiro woke up this Friday, November 10, to a typical summer day. The temperature went up to 35 degrees celsius and the sun shined bright in the sky to make the Cariocas happy. With the perfect weather, the...
  • Jamie Wright: From Heavyweight to Featherweight

    We all say jiu-jitsu will change your life, and in many instances that’s very true. Many of the benefits we discover after beginning jiu-jitsu are relatively hidden to the outside world or not immediately recognizable. However, when a woman standing just five-feet, two-inches tall manages to lose 56 pounds,...
  • John Danaher: The Squad Leader

    John Danaher is known for many things within the jiu-jitsu community: the mastermind behind no-gi wizards Garry Tonon, Eddie Cummings, Gordon Ryan, and Nicky Ryan, grappling coach to UFC Champions Georges St. Pierre and Chris Weidman, and the guy who wears a rashguard to mostly all occasions, on and...
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