April2018

  • 2018 ADWPJJC: Black Belt Champions Crowned in Final Day of a Historic Event in Abu Dhabi

    The 2018 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship ended in the highest note possible. The black belt finals crowned the best of the best fighters in the world with competitors coming from all over the planet to test their talents and give a testimony of how strong the sport...
  • 2018 ADWPJJC: finals set for grand finale in Abu Dhabi

    There’s only one final step to be taken before the new champions are crowned. A day of epic matches this Friday, April 27, in the Mubadala Arena, in Abu Dhabi, defined the finals for all divisions in the adult black belt division for men and the brown/black belt division...
  • 2018 ADWPJJC: black belts battle for spots on the main brackets in thrilling country qualifiers

    The 2018 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship kicked off for the adult black belt division this Thursday, April 26. The mats set up at the Mubadala Arena, at Zayed Sports City, were the stage for fierce battles between fellow countrymen looking for one spot in the main brackets...
  • 2018 ADWPJJC: Saggioro, Negromonte, Trans claim King of Mat belts in Abu Dhabi

    The 10th anniversary edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship kicked off this Tuesday, April 24, with the first installment of a new event designed to put the best grapplers in the world face to face. The King of Mats debuted in Abu Dhabi with 24 athletes divided...
  • Considerations of Wrist Injuries: What You Should Know

    Maybe it doesn’t happen too often as a white belt, but ask any grappler with experience what the one area is to attack that people often aren’t paying attention to and they’ll tell you it’s the wrist. Wrist locks present themselves all the time, maybe not as the first...
  • Make Every Z Count!

    You’ve heard how important it is to get 7-9 hours of good sleep each night. This is when your body heals itself. When thinking about recovery most athletes think about sore muscles, but you also need to consider your structural system of ligaments, tendons and joints, your hormonal system,...
  • Keeping A Jiu-Jitsu Journal

    If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. –Benjamin Franklin   STUCK IN A RUT? Have you ever had goals that you wanted to achieve, but never quite did? Lost motivation for training, competing or staying healthy at times? Ever felt stuck at a certain level or...
  • The Submission Grappling Universe Has Just Expanded

    Go to any jiu-jitsu tournament and you will most definitely witness competitors from multiple academies competing against each other and their teammates rooting them on from the sidelines. Some of the larger teams may even break into a chant/counter chant that represents their academy in competition.  In the larger...
  • Need a Guilty-Free Snack? Try Some Healthy Kale Chips

    It’s that kale, again! It’s so hot right now. We all know how sometimes we just crave a snack. They’re delicious, easy to find and a pleasure to eat. The problem is that most snacks are also unhealthy, carrying tons of salt, processed sugar and trans fat. So, here’s...
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