June2018

  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo: Final Day to Register Before the Early Registration Deadline

    The first event in the 2018/2019 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour is a little over a month away. Those wishing to compete in Tokyo, Japan, on July 29, have an important date this Wednesday. The early registration deadline is June 27, so you have...
  • Mineral Miracles

    Have you ever had a craving to eat dirt? It sounds bizarre, but people have been eating dirt for a long time. Why? Pliny the Elder, an ancient Roman author and natural philosopher documents people eating the soil on the Greek island of Lemnos. Hippocrates, the father of western...
  • Final week of early registration for the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo

    The thrills are back. After a well deserved recess, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour is back for the 2018/2019 season with the first event scheduled July 29, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital will host its third event in four seasons of the Tour. The early registration...
  • Gracie Essentials Gracie Whey

    Whey protein is probably one of, if not the most, popular dietary supplement among jiu-jitsu athletes. Because the rigors of jiu-jitsu can take a pretty heavy toll on our bodies and muscles, we need protein that aids in the overall recovery process. Whey protein is one of the two...
  • Father Knows Best

    Age: 39 | Height: 5’10” Starting Weight: 285 lbs Current Weight: 210 lbs Hometown: Washington, DC Home Gym: Team Rubao Carioca Instructor: Rubens Rodrigues Rank: Purple Vernon Kirk discovered jiu-jitsu when helping his son investigate a karate school.  At the suggestion of a friend, They checked out jiu-jitsu instead. Since...
  • Dwane Stover; Stroke Survivor

    On May 2nd, 2018, Dwane did like he did every Wednesday. The two stripe purple belt went into his school (Inyodo martial arts) to take class and roll afterward. At the end of class, after a normal day of training and drills, Dwane felt a little more tired than...
  • Getting A Grip On Heat.

    How to submit food with the proper techni-heat There is the saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Let’s go ahead and smash past the naysayers and learn how to, not only handle the heat in our kitchens, but master it. We spend our...
  • Todd & Sharon Johnson

    The success that we see from jiu-jitsu can come in many forms. In this column, we typically highlight physical transformations. This month we have that and much more. Todd and Sharon Johnson both received their jiu-jitsu black belts recently, which on its own is an accomplishment worth saluting. What’s...
  • Garry St Leger Sweep the Leg

    In the movie “Forrest Gump”, one of the many iconic phrases uttered was “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. That about sums up my experience when I traveled to NYC and visited the iconic Renzo Gracie Academy. Whenever I travel to...
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