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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Health & Nutrition

Rickson Gracie Shares His Daily Eating Regimen

Rickson Gracie just celebrated his 60th birthday. Various members of his family celebrated the occasion.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday @ricksongraciejj @merfdogg in the...

How Does Increasing Sleep Actually Boost Your Sports Performance?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Sleep Affects You More Then You Think… Everybody talks about how...

What To Eat Before & After BJJ Training

Although consistent training to be able to excel in Jiu-Jitsu is very important, the energy that your body needs to fuel itself through those rigorous trainings is just as relevant. The meals you eat...

How to Take Care of ‘Small’ Injuries from Sparring

Not just as fighters but as human beings it’s inevitable that we are going to face some injury in our lifetime. Here are some ways to prevent them, but also some tips on how to nurse yourself back...

How To Apply Rickson Gracie’s Breathing Tactics When Doing Jiu-JItsu

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. If you have ever stepped on mat to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you have most...

3 Rules To Avoid Overtraining in BJJ

Say you just got into BJJ, and you’re loving every minute of it. You anticipate the next practice when one has just finished, and spend your Friday nights doing Stephan Kesting marathons until you...

How Should Older Grapplers Pace Themselves in BJJ

Once you hit 40, you will need to make adjustments to the way you train. If you’re 40 and over and wondering how to stay on track in your BJJ class, then this article is for you.   When you...

Essential nutrition and supplements for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Like other other mixed martial arts, BJJ is a very challenging sport. But in order to be fully immersed in BJJ, it’s vital to be leading a healthy lifestyle. Although taking supplements is not...

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...

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...

BJJ Practitioners With Back Pain: Here is the Start of the Solution

Jiu-Jitsu puts a strain on the back of up to 80% of practitioners according to some incidence reports. Do you have an issue with your back? Are you in pain? Disc herniations are much more common...

5 Ways You Can Prevent Joint Pain While Exercising

Working out is vital to one’s health, but it can be a difficult practice for one to keep up with consistently if they suffer from joint pain. Joint pain in many cases can be excessive and...

How To Roll Like a Savage While Avoiding Cauliflower Ear

To some jiujiteiros having “cauliflower ear,” or in more scientific terms, a perichondrial hematoma, can be a badge of honor, but to others it can be their worst nightmare. Here are a few tips to...

Rib Injuries in BJJ: Can They Be Avoided & How To Treat Them?

So you’re working super hard at practice, feeling on top of the world as you conquer your partner. You think you’ve nailed the moves but then BAM!, you take a bad blow to the chest and you know...

How To Do Rickson Gracie’s Impressive Breathing Exercises in 3 Steps

We’ve all seen Rickson’s impressive breathing exercises in the documentary Choke. What Rickson is doing is called a ‘Kriya or internal’ cleaning exercise.  It’s a self...

How Long Should You Hold Stretches For BJJ

  Regularly stretching is a necessity to be successful in any type of martial art. But do you hold the stretches for 5-10 seconds, or 60 seconds? Which is more beneficial? And, what is the...

How to Deal with Injuries in BJJ – Michael Jen Full Interview

4th degree black belt and physiotherapist talks about how to prevent and deal with injuries.

Best Stretches for Grappling Flexibility

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a whole body sport, and for this reason the entire body deserves to be stretched. The most important areas to be stretched for optimal flexibility, smoother moves, and better...