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Category Archive: Articles, Health

How to Determine If You Have a Serious Knee Injury or Problem

Injuries will definitely take a toll on your body in any sport, but they can be debilitating in high-impact Jiu-Jitsu. For this reason, it’s important to differentiate what is considered high-risk...

Most Common BJJ Warmup: A Big Risk For Knee Injury

In most Jiu-Jitsu schools, one of the traditional warm-ups involves sitting down and pulling the foot in circles to ‘loosen’ up the ankle, followed by knee circles. (Knee circles are...

What Are the Long Term Consequences of Gripping in Jiu-Jitsu?

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Follow him on instagram. Jiu Jitsu Fingers: Consequences of Gripping...

Got Bad Knees from BJJ? Try This Warm Up Routine

Guest post by Bulletproof for BJJ. It’s common to carry an old ankle or knee injury in BJJ. While the injury itself may no longer be an issue, the affected joint often doesn’t feel as...

How to train BJJ with an injured arm

The story goes that years back (in 1989), Roberto Correa, commonly known as Gordo, was forced to play half guard due to a injury to his knee that prevented him to use his leg to full extend for a...

Benefits of Ginastica Natural For Jiu-Jitsu

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, then you have most probably heard of or have seen some videos of your favorite fighters training Ginastica Natural. But how can you define this type of workout? Ginastica...

3 Helpful Beverages to Drink at Jiu Jitsu Class and 2 You Must Avoid

We all know that kid who shows up to the gym with a Kool Aid Jammer or whatever other ridiculous drink, then complains about being tired halfway through. There’s a correlation there. Certain...

What Happens to your Jiu-Jitsu Performance When You Take Pre-Workouts, Energy Drinks & Stimulants

Every one of us likes to gain the edge when it comes to Jiu Jitsu. Some people get this edge by consuming a pre workout supplement (either in the form of stimulants, caffeine such as energy drinks,...

How To Lower Your Heart Rate Using Either Wim Hof or Rickson Gracie Breathing

Breathing for BJJ? You’re at the last 5 minutes of training, you’re rolling with a stronger, heavier yet lower belt. You are already at the end of you capacities, breathing hard and trying to...

How to Establish a Healthy Balance Between Training and Recovery

Establishing effective training or comp fight recovery techniques plays a huge role in helping you to achieve your goals. Frequently an overlooked area, taking time for rest and recovery is one of...

Overtraining in BJJ: The Importance of Listening To Your Body

Written By Guillaume Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo by Ralph Go   At this stage of my life, there are two phases in my BJJ...

How To Return to BJJ Training After A Serious Injury

Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. BJJ black belt Stephen Kesting of the excellent website Grapplearts.com answers a fan’s question about how...

McGregor’s Nutritionist on Best Fuel, Controlling Sugar Cravings, Veganism

  When it comes to nutrition, cutting weight and rehydrating after fights, Georges Lockhart is best man in the UFC. Many UFC fighters and professional athletes also do the same. In this video...

5 Ways Alcohol Is Hurting Your Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness Goals

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...

The Best Practices To Fix Your Sleeping Problems & Recover Better

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...

Rickson Gracie Tells Joe Rogan About How He Controls His Breathing

Have you ever thought about breathing training? Rickson Gracie has a special approach to breathing. Rickson Gracie and all members of the Gracie use a special method of breathing when doing...

Full Day Of Eating For a Full Time BJJ Athlete

For grapplers that are looking to shred, lose fat, and just basically build a lean, muscular, aesthetic physique, you’ll no doubt already be well aware of just how much hard work, motivation, and...

How to Deal with Rib Injuries in BJJ & Grappling

Rib injuries are one of the most common injuries in BJJ and grappling. Rib injuries usually heal themselves in a few weeks. Good painkillers are important so that you can breathe and cough...

Practical Tips To Curb Your Junk Food Cravings

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...

Vascular Neck Injuries and Strokes in BJJ: Recognizing the Warning Signs

Chris Martin is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He experienced a stroke in 2017 due to a vascular neck injury, that was caused by strangulation – in other words, by a BJJ choke. Since then,...

3 Neck Exercises That’ll Benefit All Your Body

There are many phrases that people use to indicate that something is troubling or bothersome. None are as common as the phrase “pain in the neck,” and that’s for a good reason....

Travis Stevens Details How He Cuts Weight For BJJ/ Judo Tournaments

They say the first and most important battle for each and every fighter is the one with the scale. Martial arts and combat sports competitors are notorious with their extreme weight cutting which...

Knee Tape Trick For ACL Protection While Rolling in BJJ

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury to the knee, that happens quite often in grappling arts such as BJJ. Non-contact tears and ruptures are the...

3 Common Brazilian Jujitsu Injuries & Tips to Recover From Them

There are many advantages to taking part in Brazilian Jujitsu — discipline, fitness, and friendship are just a few,  However, one of the biggest downsides of the sport is how easy it is to get...