• 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...
  • Açaí Alert!

    For the Jiujiteiro, açaí is like what spinach was to the sailor Popeye. The popularity of the fruit in the center of Brazil is linked to the Gracie Family in the ’30s when they moved from Belém to Rio de Janeiro. Many know that açaí has several benefits for...
  • SLAMMIN’ WILL GET YOUR DQ’D, BUT SALMON WILL GET YOU THE GOLD.

    Finally right? A review of the most highly recognized health food in the sport. Everyone and their yoga-enlightened grandmothers eat salmon these days. Why is that, because it is fucking tasty? Yup. Or is it the fact that it is ridiculously nutrient rich? Yup. Oh wait, or is it...
  • Post-Training Rehydration: More Than Just Water Weight

    A common post-training Instagram photo is one of a gi that is drenched in sweat. A soaked typically means that we have put our bodies through the wringer and the five or so pounds of sweat we just lost is proof. What most people do not take as seriously,...
  • 7 Tips to Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving Holiday

    Thanksgiving day is upon us with everything that means. Long travels, family reunion and lots of food and drinks. So, how can you stay healthy and not put the kibosh on all your everyday effort to live a healthy live? As we will see, it’s all about balance and...
  • Power To The Pasta

    Meet your new pre-competition training partner, carbohydrates. It’s the finals match in your weight division. You’ve had three matches before this one. You’re down by an advantage, in bottom side control with a big guerilla of a man (or woman) on your chest. You can hear your coach screaming...
  • WHAT’S THE BEEF? Meat Eaters Guide To Eating Meat

    Part 1: Picking your body’s training partner There’s a small percentage of athletes out there who are vegetarian or vegan; I am not part of that group. I hold nothing against it, but I succumb to the deep down channeling of my inner primal urges and desire meat in...
  • Mineral Miracles

    Have you ever had a craving to eat dirt? It sounds bizarre, but people have been eating dirt for a long time. Why? Pliny the Elder, an ancient Roman author and natural philosopher documents people eating the soil on the Greek island of Lemnos. Hippocrates, the father of western...
  • Gracie Essentials Gracie Whey

    Whey protein is probably one of, if not the most, popular dietary supplement among jiu-jitsu athletes. Because the rigors of jiu-jitsu can take a pretty heavy toll on our bodies and muscles, we need protein that aids in the overall recovery process. Whey protein is one of the two...