• 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...
  • Overcoming Plateaus

    A typical learning curve is characterized by a slow start, rapid acceleration, and finally, the dreaded plateau. At first, most people have difficulty learning a new skill because many of the initial concepts are foreign. In jiu-jitsu, this is akin to learning the names of positions and techniques as...
  • Gaining Mass for Jiu-Jitsu

    Most of the time athletes are looking to cut weight for sport. In combat sports like ours, where weight classes are used to level the playing field, it’s believed that there’s an advantage to cutting weight. If strength and other qualities can be maintained while dropping to a lower...
  • Diets Demystified: A Look At Intermittent Fasting

    Ask almost anyone THAT is serious about their jiu-jitsu “HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH” AND they’ll be able to tell you in a matter of seconds. If they’re an active competitor they can probably go so far as to tell you in the morning vs afternoon.  Ahh, the joys...
  • 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...
  • 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!...
  • Attack the leg lock from closed guard with Hannette Staack

    7X black belt world champion, among many other titles, Hannette Staack is one of the most accomplished grapplers of all times. Here she teaches a simple and great way to attack the leg lock as the opponent stands up to open your guard. Watch and go practice....
  • The Spider Guard Sweep Every Guard Player Should Learn

    Learn from Professor Rodrigo Freitas one very efficient sweep using the spider guard. Every good guard player should know this one. Play and add it to your game....
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