Matthew Corley

Matthew Corley is a Registered Pharmasist and Clinical Phramacy Manager who trains under Ezra Lenon. The best way to keep up with his articles and reviews is at facebook.com/MappingMyBjjJourney
  • OWNING THE DREAM – Chasing Small Business Success In Jiu-Jitsu

    Do you dream of turning your hobby into a career? At first blush it sounds great. You’re doing something that you love and getting paid to devote your life to it. How can this not be a good thing? Well, as any small business owner can tell you, it’s...
  • I Sweat, You Sweat, We All Sweat!

    “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Dan Gable   We sweat when we train, a lot. With the possible exception of Crossfit, I have never seen so many people in a single room generate so much perspiration....
  • Diets Demystified: A Look At Intermittent Fasting

    Ask almost anyone THAT is serious about their jiu-jitsu “HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH” AND they’ll be able to tell you in a matter of seconds. If they’re an active competitor they can probably go so far as to tell you in the morning vs afternoon.  Ahh, the joys...
  • The Jiu-Jitsu Apps You Must Have!

    Smart phones are a ubiquitous fact of life. Someone once told me that an iPhone has more computing power than NASA’s Apollo spacecraft. Sitting in your pocket, at this very moment, is a computer superior to the one used to put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon....
  • Respect Was Earned

    Respect 1 Event Recap With the success of Metamoris and Polaris it’s inevitable that more professional grappling events will pop up. The challenge for the upstarts will be showcasing high-level talent in exciting matches and presented the polished product that we’ve come to expect. Respect 1 is the first...
  • Strong of Heart

    The CDC tells us that heart disease, aka cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for men (24.9%) and women (23.5%) in the US. Heart disease is a catch-all term that encompasses several cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, and rheumatic...
  • How Do You Rate? Understanding Your Heartrate.

    “Conditioning is your best hold.” Karl Gotch We all know what it’s like to have lost a match because we were too tired to perform up to our capabilities. In the eyes of the athlete their perceived problem is a lack of conditioning. The athlete’s thoughts immediately move to...
  • Compression Session

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a very challenging sport. We take beatings, physically and mentally, in our efforts to understand and improve in the gentle art. It’s not uncommon for high-level competitors to be training five or more days a week, with multiple sessions a day. Even hobbyists are spending a...
  • Making Sense Of Over-The-Counter Topical Pain Relievers

    When you think of creams for aching muscles and joints the first thing that comes to mind is probably the pungent smell.  I always think of Tiger Balm and Ron Smith’s Muay Thai School. It was 1998 and I was wandering through random martial arts gyms, while finishing up...