• 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...
  • Let’s Normalize Women

    Women in jiu-jitsu. Lady beasts. We’re a minority, seriously outnumbered by our brothers on the mats. To top it off, we’re outgunned by the boys too as they’re usually bigger and stronger. It’s often assumed we show up because we want to get in shape or lose weight or...
  • Mental Fitness For Jiu-Jitsu Athletes During Quarantine 

    Postponement of competitions, gym closures, and social distancing has changed the way of life for athletes around the world and created a feeling of uncertainty for those who live and breathe the jiu-jitsu lifestyle. A physical workout can help pass the time and stay in shape during quarantine, but Jiu-Jitsu...
  • Royce Gracie Gives FREE Online Jiu-Jitsu Seminar TODAY!

    Today at 3 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. EST on Bellator MMA’s social channels, one of the most influential MMA fighters of all-time, Royce Gracie, will be teaching a Brazilian jiu-jitsu seminar. The event will begin promptly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. — Sit back and enjoy!  ...
  • 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...
  • RICARDO DE LA RIVA GETTING HOOKED

    Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva Main Achievements: ❖❖World Bronze Medallist ❖❖Copa Cantao Champion FAVORITETECHNIQUE/POSITION: De La Riva Guard. WEIGHT DIVISION: Peso Pluma/Super Featherweight (64Kg – 141lbs). TEAM/ASSOCIATION: Fought for Academia Carlson Gracie, but has formed his own team as a...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Geometry

    One of the first phrases you’ll hear when you start training jiu-jitsu is “position before submission”. This principle, which is a helpful rule of thumb, introduces the importance of controlling your opponent before attempting to submit them. However, I believe that there is an even more important phrase, which...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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