weight loss

  • Lost Weight; Gained Life Success: Frankie Orr

    Age:38 Height: 6’2 Starting Weight: 330 Current Weight: 215 Hometown: Sacramento Home Gym: WAZA BJJ Instructor: Derek DiManno Rank: Blue Belt How did you discover jiu-jitsu? I was introduced to jiu-jitsu through my supervisor GK, every time I would see him he would tell me “the hardest thing to...
  • Father Knows Best

    Age: 39 | Height: 5’10” Starting Weight: 285 lbs Current Weight: 210 lbs Hometown: Washington, DC Home Gym: Team Rubao Carioca Instructor: Rubens Rodrigues Rank: Purple Vernon Kirk discovered jiu-jitsu when helping his son investigate a karate school.  At the suggestion of a friend, They checked out jiu-jitsu instead. Since...
  • Natasha Steffen

    Hometown: Pinehurst TX Age: 34 Height: 5’ 11” Starting Weight: 210 Current weight: 
150 (142 lowest) The one thing you’ve got to love about children is that they’re brutally honest. While the majority of times this behavior usually springs up laughs from family and friends, there are those times...
  • Jamie Wright: From Heavyweight to Featherweight

    We all say jiu-jitsu will change your life, and in many instances that’s very true. Many of the benefits we discover after beginning jiu-jitsu are relatively hidden to the outside world or not immediately recognizable. However, when a woman standing just five-feet, two-inches tall manages to lose 56 pounds,...
  • The Psychology of Healthier Eating for Jiu-Jitsu

    Implementing Long-Term Changes One Habit at a Time Eating well is important for general health and critical for athletic performance. If you put garbage into your body, you will put garbage out. In jiu-jitsu, eating right can have a significant impact in...
  • 2017 Worlds: Lo vs. Buchecha, Tayane vs. Nathi to fight for open class glory; other results

    Day 3 of the 2017 World Championship featured the black belt open class division for men and women. Some of the best competitors in the world fought their hearts out for the two spots in the finals of both divisions. In the male bracket, Marcus Buchecha fought three times...
  • JON ORTON

    What started as a way to maybe lose some weight, has completely turned Jon Orton’s life around. Age: 39 | Height: 6’ 2” Starting Weight: 478lbs. | Current Weight: 225lbs. Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Home School: Eric Nolans Extreme Training Center/Camarillo Jiu-Jitsu Instructor: Albert Aguire/Dan Camarillo How did you discover jiu-jitsu?...
  • Changing weight classes

    Changing weight classes

    Cutting weight may just be one of the hardest things about competing in jiu-jitsu. It’s never fun and almost always leads to some sort of discomfort or decreases in performance. So, do you really need to cut weight? Is it necessary? What is the best weight class for you?...
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