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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Strength & Conditioning

Prevent Frequent BJJ Shoulder Injuries With This Routine

What’s versatile is fragile. And the glenohumeral joint or shoulder is very versatile. Small wonder that many grapplers have problems with it: wrestlers, BJJ and especially Judo players. So it pays...

Dr Patrick Roth: ‘Kettlebells An Ideal Tool For Treating Back Pain’

Dr. Patrick Roth is a neurosurgeon practicing in New Jersey. He is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Director of the Hackensack...

How and Why to Tape Your Fingers in BJJ

Keenan Cornelius recently talked about on his facebook page, how much damage his fingers had taken after 10 years of Jiu-Jitsu:   Coming up on a decade of Jiu-Jitsu, these hands have taken a...

Roger Gracie On How He Avoided Surgery During His Entire Career

Roger Gracie may have just retired but it’s quite obvious he’s the best jiu-jitsu player on the Earth. Here’s Why Roger Gracie Is Undoubtedly BJJ’s Greatest Of All Time Last August, after...

What Are The Long Term Effects of A Lifetime of Jiu-Jitsu Competition Training

There’s a certain romantic notion attached to some of the biggest legends of grappling. When we think about them, we think of their victories, of their struggles and of inspirational moments that...

How Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners Can Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally

Photo BJJ Pix Nowadays, the topic of increasing testosterone levels has become quite popular mainly because men tend to experience testosterone reduction as they age. This sex hormone is commonly...

How to Recover from Ankle Injuries in BJJ

The ‘gentle art’ isn’t exactly as gentle as advertised. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is filled with minor to major injuries. And if you trained long enough, you may have already popped your...

Do Grapplers Really Need Nutritional Supplements?

Photo by Tebezvonu. Written by Reid Reale BHlthSc(Hons), MDiet – Sports Dietitian and BJJ black belt combatsportsnutrition.com. Reid works with many of the best judo, boxing, taekwondo and...

Jiu-Jitsu Recovery: Reduce Pain with These 6 Key Tips

It is well-known that hard training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can result in a lot of bodily pain. Unfortunately, many people let it get to the point where they cannot take part in BJJ before they try to...

Cobrinha Shares his Favorite Acai Bowl Recipe

Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is known in Brazil as the most nutritious, energy providing fruit. It grows in the lush floodplains of the Amazon River. Acai is a Brazilian berry original from the Amazon Region...

How To Recover From An Accidental Strike To The Balls in Jiu-Jitsu

In Grappling, you are less prone to get hit in the family jewels than in striking but the risk still exists. Under IBJJF rules, you cannot wear a cup. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear a...

Should I wear a cup when I roll in BJJ?

Athletic cups. Some decide to wear them in training, some choose not to or simply don’t care. While in training you are allowed to wear one, you have to remember that in BJJ competitions, cups are...

Jocko Willink on Hard BJJ Training & Getting Adequate Rest

When you train BJJ, you will often hear advise from various people telling you to ‘listen to your body’. What does that mean and is that really going to make you reach your goals? First off, you...

Developing Breath Control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Breath control in BJJ, Judo and Grappling. Breath control is a majorly overlooked component. Breath control in function of short- and long-term recovery, lactic acid tolerance, pain regulation,...

How to Avoid Ankle Injuries in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ankle locks and leg attacks are part of the game. Unfortunately, ankle injuries can be detrimental to your progress. The last thing you want is to be limited to just playing guard hoping that you can...

The Science Behind The Benefits Of Cold Showers

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...

Cauliflower Ear – Myths and True Prevention – What Every Grappler Should Know

Photo of BJJEE.com editor Gile Huni at Kimura BJJ Serbia. Photo by Zoran Milich Photography Cauliflower Ear often seems like some mythical force when a white belt first falls in love with Jiu Jitsu....

Stiff Neck Because Of BJJ? These 3 Stretches Will Help

How’s your neck feeling right now? If we had to guess, we would say that it’s probably really stiff from all of those rolls you’ve accumulated on the mats up until now… And...

How To Crankproof Your Neck For Grappling

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Follow him on instagram. In brazilian jiu jitsu, a martial art where many...

How to Crack Your Own Back. Without a Chiropractor

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, you are sure to have some spinal problems.The spine is the life center of the human body. It controls every human function, such as, digestion, hormonal balance, muscle...

3 Ways to Injury Proof Your Shoulders for Grappling

Written by Mark Kislich, an Olympic Performance Coach and Judoka.  What’s versatile is fragile. And the glenohumeral joint or shoulder is very versatile. Small wonder that many grapplers have...

How Long Does It Take to Get Into Ketosis? A Helpful Guide

A quick internet search on methods of eating that help you lose weight will reveal an endless supply of information and hundreds of different diets. There’s vegetarian, vegan, paleo,...

When To Return To BJJ after an Injury Explained by BJJ Black Belt/Doctor

To get injured is something one should never wish to any opponent on the mats, since we know how hard it is. We are in a sport where there is so much manipulation of the body and often it is...

Joe Rogan On the Benefits Of Jiu-Jitsu & Being In Great Shape At 53 Years of Age

BloodyElbow‘s Stephie Daniels did an in-depth interview with Joe Rogan. This is what the Jiu-Jitsu black belt had to stay about benefits of Jiu-Jitsu and staying in shape: “Stephie...