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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning, Videos

4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ Player Should Know

Photo: Marko Stupar Guest post by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com 4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ player should know. Here’s my list. There are really no secrets where BJJ Conditioning...

Watch: Judo Olympian Travis Steven’s Ankle Pick For BJJ

    It’s impossible for any serious BJJ practitioner to have too many throws in his/her arsenal. That’s because you might have a hard time getting some opponents down with certain...

Debunking Common Misconceptions About Strength Training For BJJ

  Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com There are several factors that determine the success (ability to submit and not be submitted) of the jiujitsu practitioner:...

How To Use Olympic Lifts For Grappling

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

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...

Exercise Specialist Criticizes Rodolfo Vieira’s Strength Training Routine

  5x jiu-jitsu world champion at black belt, Rodolfo Vieira is preparing his transition to MMA. He has signed a contract with Japan based Real Fight Championship. His debut was initially planned...

This Is Arguably The Best Exercise For Grapplers

  Guest post by Mark Kislich from www.Judoperformance.com There are many, many useful exercises for this sport, but in my opinion nothing beats the king of all lifts: the DEADLIFT. Why? Simple....

8 Tips for Staying Injury-Free in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by Will Safford C.S.C.S a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre...

Improve Your Grappling Conditioning with This HITT Bodyweight Workout

  Written by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com   As a grappler or martial artist you have to develop so many physical attributes simultaneously. Like so many other fighters you may have trouble...

Deadlifts Are Not For Everyone, Expert Says

    Deadlifts are considered one of the most effective widespread ways of exercising, for most men. But for some, the lift is too cruel and painful. Deadlifting without huge amounts of pain...

The Legend Masahiko Kimura’s Amazing Training Routine

    Masahiko Kimura)was a Japanese judoka who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. (5 ft 7in 170 cm; 85 kg, 187 lb) He was born on September 10, 1917 in Kumamoto,...

Why You Must Master The Single Leg Squat For BJJ

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

Olympic Silver Medalist Travis Stevens’s Training Week: 6 Sessions/Day!

MARKUS SCHREIBER/ASSOCIATED PRESS   You train hard, but do you train as hard as 2016 Judo Olympic silver medalist and BJJ Black Belt Travis Stevens? Travis Stevens is probably the hardest...

Essentials of Strength Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Written for BJJEE by Vladimir Popovic, black belt judo, purple belt bjj, master degree in sport science and exercise. Strength and condition coach, specialty – martial arts.   While...

An Inside Look at a Judo Olympian’s Kettlebell Workout

  Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a purple...

Bulgarian Bag: Improve your Grappling Conditioning, Endurance & Conditioning

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

Dolce Diet’s Mike Dolce Top 3 Tips for Building Muscle & Staying Lean

    Mike Dolce is an American trainer, strength and conditioning coach, weight-cut coach, author, nutrition and fitness expert, and motivational speaker. He was a former mixed martial...

The 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

5 Best Exercises For Explosive Grappling Power

  Written by Matt D’Aquino. He is a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian as well as nationally ranked freestyle wrestler and National Champion in Brazilian Jujitsu. Matt has a passion for teaching...

Top 5 Tips For Starting A BJJ Strength & Conditioning Routine

  Guest post by Sam Dupont, a strength coach to CFS BJJ Brighton, and also to Black Belt Belt Gold British Medalist Yousuf Nabi. Sam has worked with many other athletes from other fields too...

“Strength fixes everything”: 8 Strength Training Rules For Jiu-Jitsu

    Written by Peter Lakatos for BJJ Eastern Europe, Master SFG Instructor and creator of Primal Move . Strength coach for Carlson Gracie Team Hungary. “Strength fixes everything.”...

Top BJJ Masters Give Great Advice on Making the Most of your Training

    When people start to dedicate themselves to a new profession, studies, day to day activities or sport, they automatically imagine themselves on the day they are going to reach the top...

A Great Trick That Helps with Recovery

  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,...

Agility Ladder Drills For Jiu-Jitsu

  Brad Wolfson demonstrates 5 Agility Ladder drills to incorporate into your warmup routine to improve movement and footwork. www.soulcraftbjj.com