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Category Archive: Articles

Post Workout Nutrition For BJJ

A training session is always taxing on your body and you a post workout drink or fruit can really help in muscle recovery. I don’t always have a protein shake after training but always have at...

2012 Olympic Wrestling Preview

Sport’s illustrated did a decent preview for the Wrestling, both Greco-Roman and Freestyle. Check it out and be sure to tune in to http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/index.html  to...

Benefits Of Crossfit For Jiu-Jitsu part 2: Results After 6 Weeks

Last month, we published an article on Benefits of Crossfit for BJJ where we talked about our first impressions after training Crossfit for a two week period. I have now been training Crossfit for 6...

8 Judokas to Watch For At The 2012 London Olympics

If you’re following Judo at the Olympics you can watch the matches on streaming on this link: http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/  (Just make sure to check the schedule on the same...

Top 3 Jiu-Jitsu Training Mistakes to Avoid

We are all looking at getting better at BJJ. Some of us (I’m the first to admit) sometimes will think about doing other sports to improve their BJJ game. In my opinion to get better at BJJ, you...

Romulo Barral: “The Double Guard Pull Should be Banned From Jiu-Jitsu.”

    Controversial positions in Jiu-Jitsu: 50-50 and double guard pull bring about diverging views among BJJ practitioners and even among professional athletes. To know what pros think about...

BJJ Champions Are Made In The Off Season: Making the Most of the Summer for Your BJJ

There is a saying “While you are resting or messing around, your opponent is training”. The summer period is typically a time when people train less and take it easy. There are less...

Caffeine: A Valid Performance & Muscle Enhancer for BJJ

If BJJ athletes are looking for legal ways to boost performance then they should consider caffeine as an option. Caffeine is a performance enhancer that can help BJJ athletes to go longer and faster,...

Portuguese expressions and slangs for Jiu-Jitsu part1

I you have had the pleasure of training in Brazil or had a Brazilian instructor, chances are that you may have heard many of these expressions and phrases. Even if you didn’t, Portuguese is...

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...

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”...