February2018

  • Jiu-jitsu Champ Mackenzie Dern’s UFC Debut Looms on the Horizon and Brian “T-City” Ortega Fills In Against Frankie “The Answer” Edgar For Big Co-Main Event

    What makes MMA so interesting to so many people is its very nature, which involves a blending of different styles of competitive fighting. Although directly attached to the creation of MMA, high-level jiu-jitsu these days is something we may not see as much of as some other styles. MMA...
  • Gaining Mass for Jiu-Jitsu

    Most of the time athletes are looking to cut weight for sport. In combat sports like ours, where weight classes are used to level the playing field, it’s believed that there’s an advantage to cutting weight. If strength and other qualities can be maintained while dropping to a lower...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London: With one week left to register, big names line up to compete in England

    The final registration deadline for the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour London is February 6. Hundreds of athletes have already signed up to compete in the final leg of the 2017/2018 season of the Grand Slam. There’s still time to do it. Click here to register now. Among the...
  • “Invisible Jiu-Jitsu” Weight Distribution with Henry Akins

    The concept of invisible jiu-jitsu was taught to Henry over the years by Rickson Gracie. What Rickson coined as the term “Invisible Jiu-Jitsu” is actually based on two concepts, weight distribution being one and being in connection with your opponent the other, larger part. In interviews Rickson talks a...
  • Natasha Steffen

    Hometown: Pinehurst TX Age: 34 Height: 5’ 11” Starting Weight: 210 Current weight: 
150 (142 lowest) The one thing you’ve got to love about children is that they’re brutally honest. While the majority of times this behavior usually springs up laughs from family and friends, there are those times...
  • Gender Roles in Jiu-Jitsu Valerie Worthington Talks Gender and Respect in Jiu-Jitsu

    For many years I believed that jiu-jitsu was a force for good. I believed that jiu-jitsu had changed my life and I believed that the jiu-jitsu community was an open, welcoming place that accepted people from all walks of life. Recently, I learned I was wrong about all of...
  • The New Lunch Box 5 Must Have Snacks for Every Gear Bag

    Never hear, “give me your lunch money” again because you know jiu-jitsu. Also, you no longer need to carry cash with you because after reading this article you will be prepared for any situation by having some power packed snacks right in your bag. Think about what you carry...
  • Charging Up Your Cardio for Jiu-Jitsu

    “Fatigue makes cowards of us all” – Vince Lombardi Why do so many people get tired when they compete? Preparing for competition requires a good game plan, discipline and consistent execution. A good game plan prepares an athlete for the demands of his sport, so technically, physically and mentally...
  • Habrok’s Tactica Leve

    It’s no secret that most of the world’s gis are made in Pakistan. Many factories churn out gis for various brands made to their client’s specifications. Their clients are the companies that sell these gis under their brand name. Aside from some of the larger companies, these smaller brands...
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