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Category Archive: Articles

BJJ statistics: analyzing BJJ techniques and trends at the 2012 Worlds

Source: http://bishopbjj.com/ these guys did some excellent work where they deconstructed the 2012 Worlds. The report details information on techniques, results, and trends. Make sure to check out...

How to be a jerk in Jiu-Jitsu (Please don’t be one)

There are certain behaviors and attitudes that I really dislike from training partners in Jiu-Jitsu. I was reading an article with a top 10 list. I decided to make my own. 1.Celebrating after you tap...

Benefits of Crossfit for Jiu-Jitsu Part 1

I was listening to what Steve Maxwell had to say about Crossfit in this interview on BJJ Eastern Europe.He was quite critical of Crossfit saying that doing high reps of Olympic lifts was potentially...

Benefits of Rock-climbing for BJJ

Usually when it comes to other sports that I do apart from BJJ, I practise crossfit, judo, weight lifting, swimming and cycling. A friend of mine has now invited me  to go rock climbing with him...

Why Compete in BJJ and Grappling? Benefits and Advantages

Source:  from http://www.revolutionbjj.com/ and http://bjjcanvas.com/ At this point of my BJJ career, competition plays an important part of my interest in our sport. It will probably change as I...

Sizes of various IBJJF Tournaments: Guide to Choosing Your Next Tournament

Source: Lex for  http://lexfridman.com/blogs/training/ There is no denying the fact that IBJJF tournaments are the most prestigious ones. There are many local tournaments around but very few have...

The benefits of swimming for Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Livestrong & http://enoisblog.wordpress.comWith summer just starting, swimming is a great option for BJJ cross training, these 2 articles have covered the benefits of swimming for a BJJ...

When it’s time to quit Jiu-Jitsu

This is a nice little article that I read today. I recently had a 1 month time off from training because of an injury and was also asking myself how different my life would be if I quit Jiu-Jitsu....

Hill Sprints: Great for BJJ cardio

Source: Curt Pedersen for http://breakingmuscle.com/ Hill sprints are a great way to really get a similar sensation as rolling at 100% during a competition, this article highlights the benefits:...

2012 IBJJF Worlds Team Preview: Gracie Humaita

Source TP Grant for bloodyelbow “The 2012 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions are just around the corner and we are going to be delivering breakdowns of the major teams and their athletes...

2012 Worlds Team Preview: Alliance

Source Ben Tharpa for Bloodyelbow Bloodyelbow did a great team preview for the 2012 Worlds. Here are the best parts: “As the 2012 Mundials kick off tomorrow in Long Beach, California, we bring...

2012 Worlds Team Preview: Checkmat

Source: T.P. Grant for  http://www.bloodyelbow.com/“The 2012 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions are just around the corner and we are going to be breakdowns of the major teams and their...

IBJJF Worlds Brown belts & Women’s black belt preview & predictions

My good friend Kris Novell did a great Worlds 2012 preview on his blog http://pullingtheline.com/  with Brown and Black belts as well as women’s black.Since we’ve already done the...

IBJJF Worlds 2012 Team Preview: Atos

Source: T.P. Grant for  http://www.bloodyelbow.com/ “The 2012 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions are just around the corner and we are going to do breakdowns of the major BJJ teams and...

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...