• 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...
  • 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...
  • An Inside Look at Kevin Williams’s F2W105 SOTN Inside Heel Hook

    If you happened to miss the action of last weekend’s Fight2Win 105 action, fret not. Simply click here for our recap of the evening’s results. But in the meantime allow us to share Kevin Williams’s black belt submission of the night heel hook and how he did it, from...
  • Mind Games: How Memory Works on the Mats

    How to Get Better Faster Many people are drawn to jiu-jitsu because of the challenging mental aspect of the game. Knowing how your brain processes information can help or hurt your learning and performance. This article will give you the tools needed to maximize how much of today’s training...
  • Bone Fractures in Jiu-Jitsu

    Jiu-jitsu is a sport where we apply significant amounts of stress to our bones that can lead to injuries ranging from bone bruises to complete fractures. Bone is a living organ and our body is constantly attempting to remodel itself around different loads applied during activity. Exercise and heavy...
  • 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...
  • How To Get a BJJ Sponsorship

    Sponsorship by a major brand might seem to be the pinnacle of BJJ lifestyle achievements. Sponsored athletes get a ton of free gear, appear in magazine advertising and videos, and all sorts of cool publicity, and some even get paid to travel the world and compete. Trying to earn...
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