• Milk; It Does A Grappler’s Body Good

    When you were a kid if someone said “would you like a glass of milk?” you knew right away what they were talking about. Today things are a little different. The term “milk” could be applied to more than just cow’s milk. Milk is what most of us were...
  • Getting The Most From Your Adrenal System

    The adrenal system largely goes unnoticed or thought of; however, it plays a large part in your grappling performance. Most people have heard of the adrenal system, but few really know what exactly it is or does. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and are responsible...
  • Kombucha The Black Belt of Teas

    If you don’t live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of kombucha. (Especially if you’re known to hang out in jiu-jitsu gyms.)  Although the fermented tea has been around for thousands of years, it has recently made a splash in the health, fitness, and natural food industries. Kombucha dominates...
  • 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...
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