• Weight Cutting The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Weight cutting, the unfortunate consequence of weight-based divisions in sports, is the rapid loss of fat and water in a relatively short amount of time. There are arguments for cutting weight and most certainly arguments against cutting weight. Regardless, as long as there are weight divisions, there will be...
  • Rest and Recovery

    When the term “R & R” is used it usually means “rest and relaxation,” but you’re a jiu-jitsu practitioner, so chances are you’re juggling a career, training, strength and conditioning, drilling, competing, researching the latest and greatest moves from Jiu-Jitsu Magazine or a relationship, a family, etc. If that’s...
  • Grips and Hips Interview with Mike Saffaie

    Grips and hips may sound catchy, but it is the methodology and approach of strength and conditioning for coach Mike Saffaie who happens to work with some of the top athletes in combat sports. A brown belt himself under Rener and Ryron...
  • Five Exercise Ideas Inspired by Jiu-Jitsu That Will Get You Ready to Roll

    There’s a lot you can do off the mats to improve your performance with the gi. We listed five different exercises inspired by the gentle art that will have you ready to roll. Take a good look, see what fits you the best and go train. Chin-ups for stronger...
  • Winter Is Here! 5 Tips to Train Safely During the Colder Months of the Year

    Winter time is here! As the temperatures drop dramatically, we all need to adapt our exercise routines so we don’t suffer with the cold weather. We decided to list 5 valuable tips so you can keep active during the chilly months of the year. layer up and go train!...
  • Strengthen your Abs for Jiu-Jitsu with Black Belt Sophia Drysdale

    Black belt Sophia Drysdale is an accomplished competitor and a highly regarded Professor. She is also a fully qualified fitness trainer. She unites her two passions into one and develops workout series that aim to help Jiu-Jitsu practitioners get stronger and more resistant to the demands of the art. Here...
  • Take a Free Basic Yoga Class Perfect for BJJ People

    Sebastian Brosche is a brown belt who found in yoga the perfect complement for his BJJ training. He explains how the 1000-year-old activity can really help you with recovery, warmup and injury prevention on the mats. Click play and add some yoga to your daily routine. Namaste!...
  • Grappling with joint longevity in jiu-jitsu

    PART 1: A MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE Please note that this is provided as general education and is not intended to treat or cure any condition. Anyone reading this should speak directly to their personal health care provider about their specific medical needs. A works cited page was made available to...
  • 10 Mistakes in Strength & Conditioning for Jiu-Jitsu

    Thanks to years of research, modern technology, and the Internet, there is a ton of useful information now available on strength and conditioning (S&C). Even with all of that valuable info out there, many of us still use outdated training methods, continue with bad habits, and don’t get the...
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