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Category Archive: Articles, Health

Effective Sports Massage Therapy for Grapplers Before Competitions

Immediately prior to sporting events, athletes undergo massage therapy in order to have their muscles and joints prepared for the rigorous and challenging undertakings that are about to transpire. It...

How To Injury Proof Your Body For Grappling

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   In combat sports where the intention is to...

What is The Best Yoga Posture for BJJ Players?

  Why should a grappler incorporate Yoga into his or her training regiment and which are the greatest benefits ? Lesser injuries. Better breathing [huge!] Better use of energy, so you can spar...

Cauliflower Ear – Myths and True Prevention – What every BJJ practitioner should know

Photo of BJJEE.com editor Gile Huni at Kimura BJJ Serbia. Photo by Zoran Milich Photography Cauliflower Ear often seems like some mythical force when a white belt first falls in love with Jiu Jitsu....

How Can CBD (Non Intoxicating Cannabis) Help BJJ Athletes?

Cannabidiol (abbreviated as: CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD...

How To Actively Recover From An Injury

  Unfortunately, for athletes, injuries are inevitabilities and this is true also for people training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When a major injury like an Achilles Tendon Rupture strikes, it may...

Complete Guide To Knee Injury Prevention For Grapplers

Guest post by Ben Whybrow Bsc (Physiotherapy), MCSP, ACPSEM. Ben is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist living and working in Cambridgeshire, graduating from the University of...

Should You Train While Sick?

Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), Wrestler, BJJ purple belt, MMA coach...

3 Helpful Beverages to Drink at Jiu Jitsu Class and 2 You Must Avoid

We all know that kid who shows up to the gym with a Kool Aid Jammer or whatever other ridiculous drink, then complains about being tired halfway through. There’s a correlation there. Certain...

Eddie Bravo’s Tips On How To Avoid Ringworm

  Due to constant skin-to-skin contact, infections of the skin are a common and unfortunate part of Jiu-Jitsu. The prevalence of such conditions has changed the way many people look at the...

A Great Trick That Helps with Recovery For Grapplers

  Written by Emre Bardakci a specialist in Biomechanics. Emre is a black belt in Judo, blue belt in BJJ and has spent over 12 years in Turkey training with Turkish Wrestlers, Judokas,...

6 Unhealthy Symptoms Grapplers Should Never Ignore About Their Health

High level Grapplers and athletes can sometimes be the most unhealthy people. With the amount of hard training that they put their body through, they are usually carrying along lasting injuries and...

Why Your Wealth Depends on Good Health

Having wealth is one of the things that people dream of. It is a fact of life that living a comfortable life is synonymous to having money and properties. It is easier to achieve this by practicing a...

Don’t Fear Foot Locks: How To Strengthen & Improve Mobility for Ankles

  Having strong ankles is important for any athlete as it’s the base that will help you have balance. Every time you are attempting a takedown, passing someone’s guard or bridging,...

Dealing with “Small” Injuries- Travis Stevens

Most people will let fatigue, exhaustion, and or being out of shape take them out before they ever deal with any kind of real pain caused by a minor or serious injury. Chronic pain from a bad lower...

Applying The Wim Hof Method To BJJ/Grappling

Written by Christophe ‘Pank’ Levy, BJJ and Luta Livre black belt and head instructor of Raca Luta Academy in Paris, France. You may have already heard of this breathing method that many people...

Jiu-jitsu Rehab Series: Knee Injuries

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Jiu jitsu rehab series: Knee injuries...

Judo Olympian On Keeping Fit After Lifetime of Overtraining

  Guest post by Neil Adams MBE, an English judoka who won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals in judo representing Great Britain. Adams was the first British male to win a World...

8 Ways To Avoid Getting Injured in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo credit: Kim Hovgaard of Aalborg BJJ   Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. How does BJJ stack up with other martial arts in terms...

What is The Ideal Weight For Jiu-Jitsu?

If you’ve already competed three or four times, chances are you’ve already given thought to weight classes and where you should keep your bodyweight at for optimal performance. The truth is there...

High Protein Diets For Grapplers– Your Ultimate Guide

  When it comes to important macronutrients, you’d struggle to find a more beneficial example than protein, and for very good reason as well. Not only does protein help to maintain and produce...

3 Fixes for Sore Fingers In BJJ

  Finger pain is one of the realities Jiu Jitsu and most grappling practitioners face sooner or later, especially the ones that involve a kimono and thus the gripping aspect. It is that gripping...

Breath Control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Breath control in BJJ, Judo and Grappling. Breath control is a majorly overlooked component. Breath control in function of short- and long-term recovery, lactic acid tolerance, pain...

One Simple Exercise To Improve Posture and Decrease Injuries For BJJ

This technique is one that can be performed anywhere. Its simple, quick, and if done correctly can help balance out the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to improve posture and muscle...