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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

How bodybuilding type training doesn’t help your BJJ game

Source: Rich Mejias for BJJ.org Does your routine look a little like this? Monday:         Chest and Triceps Tuesday:        Back and Biceps Wednesday:   OFF Thursday:      Legs and...

Five Tips for Developing Mental Toughness

Source: Valerie Worthington for buddhasport Another great article by Valerie Worthington. This applies to all of us who have the will to win but are not always “Mentally tough”...

Use your “Spidey senses”! Go from good to great in BJJ: Awareness

Source: http://www.davecamarillo.com/ Have you ever wondered what makes some grapplers great and other just mediocre? I don’t but I have an idea: Awareness in other words using your...

Old school & new school Jiu-Jitsu? It’s the same thing!

We often hear a lot of guys talking about this move being old school bjj or this other one being new school…What a lot of guys don’t realize is that someone sometime in the past has...

Cauliflower ears in Jiu-Jitsu. What causes them, how to prevent and treat them

This article was sourced from a few articles notably from http://www.grapplearts.com/index.php and a few forum posts on sherdog. I also added my story as I’m also a cauliflower guy 🙂...

3 Ways to Use Cold Therapy for Increased Recovery

Source: Andrew Read for http://breakingmuscle.com/ I’ve often heard that taking a cold shower after a hard training can greatly helps recovery. This article from breakingmuscle covers those...

The hidden cost of pursuing your passion (Jiu-Jitsu)

Source: Valerie Worthington for Breaking MuscleBJJ is more than just a 2 time a week hobby for must of us. Very fast it becomes a passion. This article covers the real costs of pursuing your passion...

A black belt is a white belt that didn’t quit! Pressure And The New Belt

Article written by BJJ black belt Darren Curie for Combatbaseblog Jiu Jitsu is a simple process stripped of the typical BS of the “traditional” arts (for now); you train long and hard,...

Understanding the game in order to progress at BJJ

Article written by Jeremy Arel at greatgrappling.com “There are many different tools used to increase performance. Goal setting, visualization, repetition, competition, and a variety of other...

How to train for a BJJ competition: 8 weeks competition training program

Posted in Inside BJJ. Strength & Conditioning Coach Leo Frincu to put together a basic 8 week training program for a normal (think non-champion) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. As we all know, if...

Croatian BJJ Open 2012 Complete Results

Female adult White -60.0kgPlace Name Academy Country Team points1. LIVIA PLETTENBERG AKXEBJJ VIENNA AUSTRIA 92. ADRIANA VUKOVIĆ RIO GRAPPLING CLUB CROATIA 33. ANA BUSTRUC BLACK DRAGON CROATIA 13....

A little guide to tapping. When, how & who to tap to.

Article written by Jeremy Arel at Great Grappling “That may be the most commonly asked question during a student’s first class. Many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practioners take this concept for...

Why BJJ will never be in the Olympics

Article written by JSHo on the MMA.tv forum As an Olympic year, the pipedream of BJJ or NoGi making it onto the programme is resurrected, I realised the article i wrote for On The Mat isnt accessible...

Loyalty in BJJ. What is a “Creonte” anyway?

Article written by Bill Thomas for BJJ Weekly “For better or worse, Facebook has made millions of private squabbles public. Years ago when we had an issue with someone we could vent to a few...

How to be a great mediocre BJJ student

Article written by caneprevost.com , check out his blog, he has excellent articles. “My personal aim is to be a great mediocre BJJ student. While some will tell you that we all should strive...

The story behind Alliance BJJ Moscow

 This is a older interview (september 2011) from our friends at BJJ HeroesRodrigo Cabral is now teaching in Austin, Texas but Alliance BJJ Russia is still running strong and there are now BJJ...

7 Key concepts to have a dangerous guard

Original article by Junior Samurai at Graciemag As Carlos Gracie Jr. puts it, “The guard is a Jiu-Jitsu fighter’s fortress.” And that’s the straight truth. Starting from the position,...

How To Get More Women Into Grappling/ BJJ

Article written by by Krista Scott-Dixon in an article in www.grapplearts.com “I am often asked two questions by well-meaning male instructors: How do I get more women to join my school?And...

Sleep may be your best performance booster in BJJ

Seven hours of sleep might not be enough for many BJJ athletes to perform at their best. Sleep and its impact on athletic performance still is being researched. However, it is clear that athletes who...

Romulo Barral promises to fight for victory at the Pan Ams

Thanks to our friends from www.grapplerinfo.pl  for providing us with the information. Romulo Barral, the Two-time BJJ world champion, at the recent San Diego trials for the World Pro took second...

Crazy berimbolos, back takes and leg drags, meet the new aces of BJJ: The Miyao brothers!

Joao (black gi) and Paulo (blue gi) Miyao  They’re twins born on May 11, 1992. They started training in Andirá, Brazil with Professor Adriano Carvalho of Norte Sul Jiu-Jitsu academy. About a year...

Update on Alexander Trans – Training for the Pan

Our friends at www.mma-connection.com have a number of interesting fighter blogs, and one of them is for Danish BJJ World Champion Alexander Trans. He is at the moment training in Brazil and...

Who was the first European to win a gold medal at the BJJ Worlds in the black belt division? Laurence Cousin Fouillat of France!

Thanks to my friends at BJJ Heroes and  IKUSA.FR for the original article Worlds 2007 The French Laurence Cousin Fouillat is regarded as the first European female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

The meaning of “OSS” or “OSU”

OSS Kanji When you train BJJ you will often hear the word “OSS” in various situations.The famous “OSS” has many origins. The first definition of “OSS” as an abbrevition for Onegai...