October2018

  • Dealing With Competition Anxiety

    You hear about a tournament that piques your interest. You train for weeks using the best new methods you can find. You drill more, roll harder, and work on your cardio with supplemental training. You game plan and focus on the task at hand up until the day of...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio: Erberth Santos looks to stay on the top after flawless performance in LA

    Erberth Santos was the name of the event at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles, on September 22-23. The Brazilian black belt had a flawless performance to win both the 110kg division at the ADGS and the Abu Dhabi King of Mats Heavyweight GP. Erberth had to face...
  • $100,000 Dished Out!

    Photos: Gentle Art Media On Saturday, October 20th 2018 the jiu-jitsu community got to watch history happen before our eyes. Black Belt CBD put on their first Black Belt CBD Invitational as a special tournament that featured generous cash prizes in all divisions and paid its female athletes as...
  • Stretching With Your Belt

    If you’re the type who loves to constantly train and compete, then taking a break from rolling or working out may not be your thing; however, you can reap several benefits by taking time to stretch.  Stretching decreases muscle stiffness and the risk of low back pain.  It improves...
  • Breaking Down The Black Belt Invitational

    With more and more superfight events coming out every week, the jiu-jitsu community is currently experiencing a golden age of growth of the competition scene.  Black Belt CBD is putting on an event this Saturday night, October 20th, featuring some of the most compelling matchups of the year. Men’s...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio: Gabi Pessanha coming home to win her third gold medal in the 2018/2019 season

    Rio de Janeiro native Gabrieli Pessanha is coming home to fight for her third gold medal in the 2018/2019 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour. The brown belt is already registered in the adult brown/black belt 90kg division. It’s the same weight class she competed...
  • All About Stretching

    Stretching seems like a pretty simple topic, however, there is a little more to it than most think. When most people think of stretching, they are usually thinking of static stretching, or holding a “stretch” for 20-30 seconds then moving on to another. This has been the traditional warm-up...
  • Equal Pay for Equal Submissions!

      Las Vegas, Nevada – One of the most interesting aspects of the upcoming Black Belt CBD Invitational is the fact that the women competitors will be paid on the same scale as the men. This is uncommon in the world of jiu-jitsu. There are definitely some inequalities that exist...
  • Bone Fractures in Jiu-Jitsu

    Jiu-jitsu is a sport where we apply significant amounts of stress to our bones that can lead to injuries ranging from bone bruises to complete fractures. Bone is a living organ and our body is constantly attempting to remodel itself around different loads applied during activity. Exercise and heavy...
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