• Work Your Neck! – Iron Neck Review

    When it comes to strength and conditioning in Jiu-jitsu, many people limit this to every other part of the body except the neck. The neck is overlooked because for one, a lack of insight into its importance or utility, or two, because there isn’t much equipment to train the...
  • 4 Supplements EVERY Grappler should Take [Plus a BONUS]

    As the head instructor of a jiu-jitsu academy, I field many questions about training jiu-jitsu. Most of the time, new grapplers want to know about techniques, concepts, and other philosophies that will help them improve. Further, I’m even asked about lifestyle habits such as how I eat, how I...
  • Wand Fight Team Head Coach Teaches 5 Drills To Sharpen Your Jiu-Jitsu From Home

    The best way to practice Jiu-Jitsu is with a training partner.  However, during the COVID-19 quarantine, with all gyms closed to contain the sprayed of the virus, many people are just training from home to stay in shape.  In “The Gentle Art”, however, a good way to keep the Jiu-Jitsu sharp...
  • REBEL YOGA; REBUILD WITH YOGA

    Anyone who’s seen clips of the movie Choke will remember that famous scene at the beach in Santa Monica with Rickson Gracie performing yoga-like poses and intense breathing. There’s been a natural bond between Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga that’s been recognized for years. Jason Rebel began practicing Yoga in New...
  • Stepping Up Your Game With Mental Practice

    In the world of sport psychology, few performance-enhancing techniques have been as thoroughly studied as visualization. The idea is that, by simply running mental images in our minds, we are able to sharpen our game in real life. “Imagery” is the term used for visualization that involves other senses...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • First Quarter New Year Training: The Break-In

    New Year fitness goals are extremely popular especially because it allows us to start fresh no matter where we are in our fitness journey. Regardless if you have been training for years or you are just getting started, something has lead you to this specific section in Jiu-Jitsu Magazine...
  • Dangers Of The Heel Hook

    Just saying the term “heel hook” will send shivers down any grappler’s spine, from head to heel. In many sanctioned competitions, the heel hook is not legal in any division. If not released in time, a heel hook can do some severe damage. In this article I’m going to...
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