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Author Archive: grappler z

Most Common BJJ Injuries & How To Roll With Them

Going too hard during BJJ practice is like pushing a rubber band to the point of snapping. Often times while rolling, tapping out isn’t an option because our egos are dominating our minds. Only...

3 Most Important Tips for BJJ White Belts

As a white belt, you often feel tons of mixed emotions about your journey in BJJ. I often find myself wondering when I’m going to get my next stripe, or even belt. But that’s not really the point...

Should You Start BJJ If You’re Not In Shape?

We’ve all felt that heavy pit of anxiety in our stomachs before the middle school play — a scary rite of passage when you are a kid. In my case, I performed the famous Cyrano de Bergerac...

Bad Habits BJJ Helps You Quit

Whether you’re trying to stay true to your New Year’s resolutions or you’re just trying to kick a bad habit, Jiu-Jitsu can put you on the right course. BJJ is even better than those Hollywood...

Do You Really Have What It Takes To Open Up a BJJ School?

After many years of blood, sweat, and tears, you’ve finally climbed up to a brown or black belt, and find yourself wondering if quitting your desk job and opening up your own Jiu-Jitsu academy...

Tips For Women Who Want To Start Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yes, it’s finally here! You read that headline correctly. For all the beautiful, brave women that have decided to start their journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, this article is here for you . Written...

Should You Give Everything Up To Become a BJJ Athlete?

Jiu-Jitsu is far bigger than just a sport. To many, it’s a humble, yet powerful game of floor chess. Sometimes, especially in midlife, career crisis strikes, and many adults begin to question...

No BJJ Schools Nearby? Here is How You Can Still Train

So, you’ve decided to enter the “ossome” realm of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu… After reading countless articles about how BJJ positively impacts the mind by improving confidence, relieving stress...

Specialist or Well Rounded Approach to Grappling: Which Way To Go?

A really interesting topic when it comes to the development of your game is whether to be ultra specialized in something or be as versatile as possible. There are multiple pros and cons for each of...

Heavyweights, This is How You Should Train To Improve in BJJ

In Jiu Jitsu, we often hear stories of the smaller technical guy beating the bigger, stronger guy. This started in UFC 1 and will continue for probably however long grappling (and by default...

BJJ Black Belt/Navy Seal Jocko Willink Grapples with Journalist

From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from...

Developing Leadership Skills Through Jiu-Jitsu Practice

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has already proven to be one of the best sports for an all-rounded, full body workout. But in some ways, it is far more important for building life-skills and strong leadership....

Using BJJ To Deal With Emotional Bullying At All Levels

Bullying has become more prevalent than ever in middle schools and high schools, making kids feel anxious, isolated, and depressed. In many of these cases, concerned parents turn to “babying”...

Should Getting Your Blue Belt Take Longer?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a belt system that is longer and harder to get...

Body Weight or Free Weights Training For Grapplers?

Body conditioning is important for keeping up endurance levels, promoting a healthy cardiovascular system and toning up. But most importantly, it enhances performance on the mats. Hitting the gym...

How Often Should You Roll to Win & Roll to Learn?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Out of all the training aspects that come along with practicing BJJ, not...

Feeling Like Quitting BJJ? This Will Put Everything Into Perspective

I would need many pairs of hands to count how many times I wanted to quit BJJ, or anything else for that matter for which I’d put in a great deal of effort and did not receive the results I was...

McDojos: How To Recognize Them And What To Do

What are McDojos, and how do you look out for one? As a beginner in martial arts, it might be difficult to tell the difference between a reliable academy and a McDojo. A McDojo is a martial arts...

How Long Should We Focus On One Technique?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. One habit that almost all BJJ practitioners have, is the desire to move on...

Geo Martinez’s Advice For Struggling Blue Belts

When you are a BJJ blue belt, you have reached a respectable level where you are no longer a total beginner but you are somewhat in a strange place. The blue belt is usually the belt level where you...

Natural Home Remedies to Fight Off Ring Worm

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Hopefully you belong to a gym that mops and disinfects the mats daily....

You Are Not a Belt. Separating Your Skill Level From Your Belt

Has the race for belts ruined martial arts? In explaining some of the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts to people who know little about the subject, I invariably get responses that go...

Powerful Concept For Beating A Better Grappler Than You

How do you beat someone bigger, better, and stronger than you? Is it even possible to win against an opponent who seems to have more advantages? While the obvious answer seems like “no”, never...

Khabib Nurmagomedov & Crew Play “Dagestani” Basketball

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his crew warm and cross train by playing what the call ‘Dagestani Basketball’ which is a mix basketball, rugby & grappling. Will Harris Productions spent time...