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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

BJJ Black Belt Shares His Effective Neck Strengthening Routine

When you start bjj you begin to notice how soft you were previously. This especially applies to the neck as most people in modern age spend a lot of the time working by a computer screen or staring...

10 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your Blue Belt

So you would like to get your blue belt in BJJ, eh? That’s fantastic! But… Are you aware of the things that you should know first – before you get promoted? Here are 10 things that you...

Khabib Wrestles Heavyweight 230lbs Wrestler

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself – what would it be like to grapple with Khabib Nurmagomedov? Are his pressure game and his humble attitude as great as they are said to be? Well, former UFC...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Our Kids These Precious Lessons

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

6x BJJ World Champion’s Romulo Barral Strength Training Session

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Many fighters are weak and don’t want to make commitment to strength training. We...

Orlando Sanchez Calls Galvao’s ‘Apology’ Bull

Gordon Ryan confronted Andre Galvao at WNO last weekend. The two have being going at it for years. Ryan wants to face Galvao but Galvao, who announced his retirement 2 years ago, wants 1 million...

How To Pull Guard into a Leglock Rousimar Palhares Style

GSP’s coach, Firas Zahabi, shows us how to aggressively pull guard to immediately attack a foot lock, Rousimar Palhares style:   Love him or hate him Rousimar is an effective grappler. I...

Andre Galvao Releases Statement: Why He Didn’t React To Gordon Ryan Slaps

Gordon Ryan confronted Andre Galvao at WNO last weekend. The two have being going at it for years. Ryan wants to face Galvao but Galvao, who announced his retirement 2 years ago, wants 1 million...

Are You Drinking Enough Water? Stay Hydrated With These Tips

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

3 Simple Lifestyle Changes To Improve Your Cholesterol Levels

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named...

These Foods Will Fuel Your Performance On The Mat

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Why Do Some BJJ Practitioners Do Well At Competition & Others Don’t?

Ah yes, the pleasures of competing… The sweaty palms, the nervous laughter and making jokes with teammates in order to make the time pass by just a little bit faster. Tournaments and matches...

Jiu-Jitsu and the Keto Diet: Is it The Perfect Match?

Does the perfect diet exist? For BJJ, the perfect diet is one that allows you to reduce body fat and gain lean muscle.  One meal plan that helps accomplish this is the ketogenic diet, or the keto...

Joe Rogan Explains His TRT, Growth Hormone & Vitamin Fueled Lifestyle

The UFC commentator, BJJ black belt, comedian and podcast host has never hidden the fact that he uses TRT (Testosterone replacement therapy), and HGH (Human growth hormone). For Rogan he takes it to...

Every Grappler Has The Following NEGATIVE Thoughts

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Every once in a while, during your Jiu Jitsu journey, you’ll encounter negative thoughts… Thoughts, that will make it difficult for...

5 Things You SHOULDN’T Do Before Your BJJ Training

If you wish your BJJ training session to be successful, then it isn’t enough to maximize the time and focus you spend on the mats. While your time and intensity of training – drilling and...

Exercise and Sleep: Exercising Impact On Your Sleep Quality

There are countless reasons why Americans are not getting enough sleep. From the bright city lights to the constant stresses and pressures of daily life, getting the required 7-9 hours of sleep every...

Want Your Kids To Start Training Jiu Jitsu? Keep These Things In Mind

If you’re a parent, and you train BJJ – then the chances are that you’ll want your kid to start training, too! And how wouldn’t you? Jiu Jitsu has brought so much happiness,...

Which Hobby Should You Choose As A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Athlete?

Oh, the love you feel for BJJ! You can barely grasp it, right? You think about it all the time, and there’s no place you’d rather be than on the mats. Truth be told – you’re the...

Opinion: BJJ Is Not Enough If You Want To Learn Self Defense

Everyone has different reasons for starting Jiu Jitsu. Some want to lose weight and become healthier, others were persuaded by their friends, and some were recommended a video (thanks, Youtube...

5 BAD HABITS In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu That You Have To AVOID

Photo by Inverted Gear „We first make our habits, and then our habits make us“, said the great English poet John Dryden. It’s the habits that will make or break you as you go through life...

Never Get Slapped in The Face- Slap defense 101

Being slapped in the face, punched or palm striked is something that every Jiu-Jitsu practitioner let alone regular person needs to know how to defend against in any given situation. This can happen...

Buchecha To Make Much Awaited MMA Debut Against Undefeated Korean Fighter at ONE Championship

The winningest IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu champion of all time with 13 wins, Marcus Buchecha Almeida was set to make his MMA debut date set for his MMA  on February 24th for One Championship in...

Stubborn Grapplers REFUSES to Tap Multiple Times To Leglocks -Pays the Price

In brazilian jiu-jitsu  – like in life – it’s very important to know how to deal with defeat, failure and losing. In 2017, while the above mentioned gentlemen put up a decent match...