March2018

  • The Joys of Nut Butters

    If you’ve been a kid, which we all have been, except for the Miyao Bros who were created in a lab specifically for jiu-jitsu, then we have fond memories of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You remember those delicious and easy sandwiches our parents whipped together in an instant...
  • Fuji Sports Grapple Pack Fujisports.com

    What to transport your jiu-jitsu gis and gear in is a serious dilemma. You could go the cheap route and throw all your gear in a big trash bag, but nobody wants that. You could commingle your gear with the backpack that you might use to carry your laptop...
  • Brian Edwards From Good to Great

    Age: 42  |  Height: 6’ 4”  |  Starting Weight: 240lbs  |  Current Weight: 195lbs Hometown: Florence, SC  |  Home School: SwampFox Jiu-Jitsu  |  Instructor: Tim Jones Brian Edwards was a big guy (he weighed 240lbs) when he started training jiu-jitsu eight years ago. That might seem like a lot, but...
  • Xande Ribeiro Chooses FUJI

    Xande Ribeiro signs partnership with FUJI Sports to develop new product line and sponsorship   FUJI Sports is proud to announce a new multi-year athlete partnership with Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Xande Ribeiro. Xande has had a long and illustrious career in Jiu-Jitsu, and FUJI Sports is excited to begin...
  • The Evolution Will Be Televised

    Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon’s MMA career is officially underway, and boy does it look promising. After much discussion about if, when and where Tonon will make a transition to MMA. Well, yes it has finally happened, last Saturday, in one of the international capitals of fight culture. Thailand!...
  • Overcoming Plateaus

    A typical learning curve is characterized by a slow start, rapid acceleration, and finally, the dreaded plateau. At first, most people have difficulty learning a new skill because many of the initial concepts are foreign. In jiu-jitsu, this is akin to learning the names of positions and techniques as...
  • What You Can Control in Jiu-Jitsu: Focus Internally and Stay the Course

    One of the biggest challenges to learning the Gentle Art is the inability to control most things jiu-jitsu throws our way.  In jiu-jitsu, just as in life, there are many situations beyond our control. Events come up that keep us off the mats, we train with partners that throw...
  • Take It In!

    The need for oxygen is essential, without it we die. In jiu-jitsu that need is even more pronounced. When we’re rolling and putting it all out on the mats in training or in competition, our entire circulatory system is craving more oxygen to keep muscles and nerves firing. As...
  • Herb Man

    Ancient civilizations used natural herbs to treat and cure many ailments, today Eastern medicine continues to use natural herbs with measurable and scientifically proven effects. Lost Empire Herbs was started by three brothers, each of them looking for natural remedies to ease the stresses of weightlifting, grappling, and just...
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