• Don’t Be Tight Quad!

    Way back in Issue 3 we touched on how having tight hamstrings can affect your flexibility, mobility and cause back pain. Typically, the natural response by most athletes is to stretch the hamstrings on a consistent basis to become more limber. While this is obviously beneficial, all too often...
  • Recovery Techniques

    Everyone reacts to training and life differently. Training, workouts, work, family, and other life stresses have an effect on all of us. Your specific situation will determine the methods used for recovering between sessions and leading up to competition. If you are feeling irritable, restless, not sleeping well, and...
  • 5 Off the Mat Activities That Will Increase Your Energy Levels to Train Jiu-Jitsu

    Feeling a bit of cabin fever? As much as we all love training Jiu-Jitsu, a little bit of variety never hurt anyone. That’s why we decided to list seven activities to help you increase your energy levels for a better performance on the mats. Here we go. Gi bars:...
  • Your Grips Might Save Your Life

    The term “referred pain” is such a very interesting concept. Referred pain is pain felt in a part of the body other than its actual source. It’s always mind blowing to learn how one area of the body can hurt, and then realize that the source of that pain...
  • Essential Oils

    I know what you’re thinking. Essential oils and aromatherapy, that stuff’s for yoga moms and hippies. Well, that might be true, but there are actually clinical trials there to back up many of the claims associated with essential oils and their use in aromatherapy. The idea dates back to...
  • Drug Testing and Jiu-Jitsu, What You Need To Know

    If you haven’t heard the big news already, the IBJJF has decided it will begin testing for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) this year. They have teamed up with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to conduct and control the testing. This is huge news and has the potential to shake...
  • Elbow Injuries

    I have been working with International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation for the last 14 years covering tournaments in the entire Western region of the United States. I have been privileged to have the opportunity, and over the years, I have seen a lot of injuries. My day is only...
  • BAND TRAINING FOR JIU-JITSU

    Improve your overall performance on the mats with band training. ...
  • Partner Assisted PNF Stretches

    Who Doesn’t Want A Better Guard? I know I certainly do. I’ll be the first to say that my flexibility isn’t all that, but hearing “30 minutes” when there’s 1,440 minutes in a day doesn’t seem unachievable at all! I don’t think I’m going too much out on a...
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