December2017

  • She’s Back! The Triple Bump With Cyborg

    Born Cristiane Justino Venâncio, she is better known as Cris Cyborg, or just “Cyborg”. That is the name that she has found most of her fame with and for good reason.  Cristiane’s fighting style is every bit how you would imagine a Cyberdyne Systems’ Cybernetic Organism Model 101 to...
  • Diets Demystified: A Look At Intermittent Fasting

    Ask almost anyone THAT is serious about their jiu-jitsu “HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH” AND they’ll be able to tell you in a matter of seconds. If they’re an active competitor they can probably go so far as to tell you in the morning vs afternoon.  Ahh, the joys...
  • 2017 Worlds No-Gi: the Hulk rules the black belt division with double gold weekend; other results

    The 2017 IBJJF World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship is a wrap at the Anaheim Conventions Center. The event featured some of the best black belts in the world today for a full weekend of thrilling matches. In the end, Atos JJ’s Lucas Barbosa was the big standout with double gold...
  • 2017 Worlds No-Gi: João Gabriel vs. Hulk; Ana Laura vs. Loewen in the open class finals; other results

    Day 1 of the 2017 IBJJF World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship was fire. Throughout the entire day, the 12 mats set up at the Anaheim Convention Center were the stage for thrilling matches. The black belt division was the highlight of the day. After the semifinals of the male weight...
  • Pain… The Good and the Bad!

    Pain is a daily occurrence in some form or fashion all over the world. Have you ever heard this saying? “There’s good pain and there’s bad pain.” As a physical therapy specialist, I see people who have pain, which makes them unable to do something meaningful for them. I...
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Training through the Holidays: ‘Tis the Season to Stay Moving

    The holidays are a tumultuous time for training jiu-jitsu. This is the time of year where most people completely fall off the self-improvement grid and opt instead for glorious feasts and more rest days than training days. This is not limited to jiu-jitsu practitioners. For everyone, the holidays are...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Parent Keeping Kids on the Jiu-Jitsu Path

    When I was a kid, we were inspired by Bruce Lee, The Karate Kid and of course, Rocky. Nowadays, as I think about kids and martial arts, I often wonder, what do they watch that would inspire them to train? There’s no more Bruce, Daniel-san, or Rocky Balboa. It...
  • Don’t Be Tight Quad!

    Way back in Issue 3 we touched on how having tight hamstrings can affect your flexibility, mobility and cause back pain. Typically, the natural response by most athletes is to stretch the hamstrings on a consistent basis to become more limber. While this is obviously beneficial, all too often...
  • Recovery Techniques

    Everyone reacts to training and life differently. Training, workouts, work, family, and other life stresses have an effect on all of us. Your specific situation will determine the methods used for recovering between sessions and leading up to competition. If you are feeling irritable, restless, not sleeping well, and...
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