jiu-jitsu injuries

  • Anatomy 101 for the Jiu Jitsu Athlete

    Master the art of jiu-jitsu and you have mastered the science of anatomy. Understanding how the body moves and knowing what positions make us strong, and our opponents weak, is what jiu-jitsu is all about. Equally important is to know our anatomy and understand the components of the musculoskeletal...
  • I Sweat, You Sweat, We All Sweat!

    “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Dan Gable   We sweat when we train, a lot. With the possible exception of Crossfit, I have never seen so many people in a single room generate so much perspiration....
  • Partner Assisted PNF Stretches

    Who Doesn’t Want A Better Guard? I know I certainly do. I’ll be the first to say that my flexibility isn’t all that, but hearing “30 minutes” when there’s 1,440 minutes in a day doesn’t seem unachievable at all! I don’t think I’m going too much out on a...
  • Grappling with joint longevity in jiu-jitsu

    PART 1: A MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE Please note that this is provided as general education and is not intended to treat or cure any condition. Anyone reading this should speak directly to their personal health care provider about their specific medical needs. A works cited page was made available to...
  • More Reasons To Wear A Mouthguard

    When we think of injuries related to jiu-jitsu, we think of sore joints, maybe a dislocation, a hyperextension, bruising, etc. One thing we don’t often think about is getting a tooth knocked out. I’ve seen it happen first hand. At the very least, an unforeseen impact can cause a...