skin infections (ringworm / staph / MRSA / impetigo / herpes / HSV)

  • 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...
  • MRSA On and Off the Mat

    On Saturdays, my gym has a no gi class with rolling afterward. By the time I’m finished, I’m covered in a mix of my own and my partners’ sweat. I always seem to be more aware of how much I need a shower after no gi classes because I...
  • Ask The Doctor

    Q: My girlfriend won’t let me touch or kiss her after I roll. She’s afraid of catching something, I have to shower before she’ll even see me. Is her fear warranted? Many people worry about catching diseases from rolling or dirty equipment, especially Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aurues, or MRSA....
  • Compression Session

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a very challenging sport. We take beatings, physically and mentally, in our efforts to understand and improve in the gentle art. It’s not uncommon for high-level competitors to be training five or more days a week, with multiple sessions a day. Even hobbyists are spending a...
  • Should I Wash My Belt?

    It’s a question as old as time, should I or shouldn’t I wash my belt? Ancient jiu-jitsu lore has it that the black belt started out as a white belt, and with time and lots of training, the black signifies the years of practice as a symbol of the...
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