May2019

  • The Tao of Jiu-Jitsu

    A famous Taoist parable goes something along these lines: One day a farmer’s horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Who’s to say what’s good and who’s to say what’s bad?” the farmer replied. The next morning the...
  • Abu Dhabi King of Mats Returns With Ten of The Best Heavyweights in the World Competing in Russia

      The first stop of the 2019/2020 AJP Tour is scheduled June 15-16, in Moscow. The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and the Abu Dhabi King of Mats will bring to Russia some of the best Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the world. On June 15, the fifth installment of the Abu...
  • Eight Things to AVOID in Jiu-Jitsu

    The number eight has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. With the pronunciation of “Ba” in Chinese, the number eight sounds similar to the word “Fa”, which means to make a fortune. It contains meanings of prosperity, success, and high social status too, so all...
  • Just Roll Baby! What is Foam Rolling and How Does it Work?

    There are many names for soft tissue work. SMR or Self-Myofascial Release was the term I was taught when I obtained my first personal training certification. It mainly encompassed using a foam roller or lacrosse ball on a specific muscle group. Foam rolling can be used to obtain new...
  • AJP kicks off the 2019/2020 season in Moscow with first leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

    The time to rest is over. After a glorious closing to the 2018/2019 season with the 11th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, on April 20-26, it’s time to go back to the mats. The 2019/2020 season of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro Tour is around the...
  • How I Used Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in My Battle Against Depression

    Robin Williams once said, “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.” Many of us who battle depression do a great job of masking...
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