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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Health

Earning a Black Belt in BJJ: Surviving the Constant Injuries Throughout the Years

Guest post by Bill Jones, owner and head instructor at Top Level Martial Arts in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. If you would like to learn more about Bill or Top Level Martial Arts,...

Should You Be Drinking Plain Water or Sports Drinks as Jiu-Jitsu Athletes?

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...

New Study: Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Have the Lowest Injury Rate Among Combat Athletes

  Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. How does BJJ stack up with other martial arts in terms of rate of injury? It has often been said...

Realistic Ways for Staying Injury-Free in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Will Safford C.S.C.S a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao at Atos Jiu Jitsu.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

Want Best Results? Try Intermittent Fasting And This

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...

Rest And Recovery For BJJ: The Ultimate Guide

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...

Stay Injury-Free In BJJ With These Prehab & Injury Prevention Exercises

Staying injury-free in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t an easy task. More likely than not, you’ll hear a “pop” here and there – but the goal is to reduce the number of these...

Here’s Why You Aren’t Losing Weight Even Though You’re Exercising

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...

How To Treat Jiu-Jitsu Injuries As A Coach

An important job of any coach is to help injured athletes recover. Your team of BJJ athletes will turn to you for advice when they’ve pulled a muscle or broken a bone, and you’ll want to...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Proven To Be The Ultimate Stress Buster

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...

Top Healthy Eating Tips for the Busy College Student

Healthy Eating Has Multiple Benefits College students often struggle with the challenge of sticking to a healthy lifestyle. Busy schedules, occasional college parties, and competing demands take a...

Simple Steps To Lose Weight Through Martial Arts

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...

Valentina Shevchenko’s High Performance Diet: ‘Eating Cake & Nothing After 5pm’

UFC champion Shevchenko was recently a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast where she among other things, described her unusual diet. Although Shevchenko takes her diet very seriously, she attributes...

6 Types Of Intermittent Fasting Schedules That Produce Results

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...

Important things to know about Co-pay in health insurance

Having health insurance has become a necessity for almost every person. Many people have understood the importance of this, soon after the pandemic hit the globe. Many companies are coming up with...

What Happens When a Grappling Competitor Invests in a Professional Strength & Conditioning Program

Case study: Eiður Sigurðsson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and a purple belt under Gunnar Nelson. Eiður came to me a good year ago, for rehabilitation and strength conditioning. He had decided...

When Can You Get Back To Training After An Injury? According to UFC Analysis

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...

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...