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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Health

You’ve Been Doing It Wrong: Here’s a Brilliant Way Of Draining a Cauliflower Ear

Chances are that if you practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you know someone whose ears look like a tortellini. Cauliflower ear is caused when the ear receives a blow that shears away the ear’s cartilage...

How To Heelhook Proof Your Knees

Photo: Rafael Domingos at EBI. Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. How to...

The Ultimate Shoulder Stretch for BJJ Athletes

Stretching reduces Muscle Soreness It’s been scientifically proven that stretching after a practice reduces the level of discomfort and/or soreness on the next day twice as much as stretching...

Effects of Preworkouts, Energy Drinks & Stimulants on Jiu-Jitsu Performance

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,...

The Infamous ‘Rebound’ After A Competition Diet

Guest post by Mathias Jardin, a BJJ Black belt BJJ competitor and instructor from GFTeam France. Article translated from French from Jits.fr. If you have already competed in BJJ, then you have...

Best Type of Mattress If You Suffer from Back & Neck Pain

Athletic performance can’t be achieved without following a few lifestyle ground-rules, such as eating right and getting proper rest. But what can you do when chronic back and neck pain prevent you...

Tip: Showering with Dandruff Shampoo Helps Prevent Ringworm

  Due to constant skin-to-skin contact, infections of the skin are a common and unfortunate part of Jiu-Jitsu. The prevalence of such conditions has changed the way many people look at the...

Can’t Afford Protein Powder? Benefits Of Chocolate Milk As A Post Workout Drink

You don’t have to spend your hard earned money on over priced and over hyped supplements. You can actually get a proper post workout drink from household products. To get the best results from...

How To Prepare ‘Tereré’ The Healthy Drink That Is Taking Over Jiu-Jitsu

  BJJEE.com’s editor Gile Huni shows how to prepare Tereré the secret drink from the Amazon that is great for Jiu-Jitsu. Gile drinks this to stay alert, help with weight loss (it’s...

What Happens When You Sleep for Just 4 Hours a Day?

What happens to your body if you follow the Polyphasic sleep method and just sleep for 4 hours per day and take short naps throughout the day? Polyphasic sleep refers to sleeping multiple times –...

These Techniques After Grappling Training Will Help Recovery & Reduce Soreness

You’ve had a really hard training session and you’re already thinking about how sore you will be when you wake up tomorrow morning… It doesn’t have to be that way. There are...

Jon Fitch On Switching Back To Meat After A Failed Vegan Diet

Veteran MMA fighter Jon Fitch became a vegan in 2011. He joined other high level vegan MMA fighters Jake Shields and the Diaz brothers. Diaz Brothers On Parts Unknown Plus Benefits of Vegan...

Weird Monkey Exercise That Cures 99% of Shoulder Pain

  If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain, orthopedic surgeon John M. Kirsch, M.D, has a simple solution: Ape style Dead Hangs. This exercise can reshape the space in the shoulder, strengthen...

What is The Best Yoga Posture for BJJ Players?

  Why should a grappler incorporate Yoga into his or her training regiment and which are the greatest benefits ? Lesser injuries. Better breathing [huge!] Better use of energy, so you can spar...

How Can CBD (Non Intoxicating Cannabis) Help BJJ Athletes?

Cannabidiol (abbreviated as: CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD...

Should You Train While Sick?

Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), Wrestler, BJJ purple belt, MMA coach...

A Great Trick That Helps with Recovery For Grapplers

  Written by Emre Bardakci a specialist in Biomechanics. Emre is a black belt in Judo, blue belt in BJJ and has spent over 12 years in Turkey training with Turkish Wrestlers, Judokas,...

Why Your Wealth Depends on Good Health

Having wealth is one of the things that people dream of. It is a fact of life that living a comfortable life is synonymous to having money and properties. It is easier to achieve this by practicing a...

Applying The Wim Hof Method To BJJ/Grappling

Written by Christophe ‘Pank’ Levy, BJJ and Luta Livre black belt and head instructor of Raca Luta Academy in Paris, France. You may have already heard of this breathing method that many people...

Jiu-jitsu Rehab Series: Knee Injuries

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Jiu jitsu rehab series: Knee injuries...

Should You Train If You’re Feeling a Bit Sick?

  Should you still train, lift or do conditioning if you’re feeling a bit sick like there’s a cold or a flu coming on?  

Shoulder Stretching: A Well-Defined Path For Power Packed Muscles

Apart from a well-defined chest, a pair of broad shoulders defines the torso. Thus, a lot of men spend a hell lot of time working on their shoulders. The problem arises when no proper shoulder...

Going Down A Weight Class? Very Low Body Fat Leads to Erectile Dysfunction

In a sport like Jiu-Jitsu, it’s important to compete at the ideal weight and also with the ideal body fat percentage. In wrestling, Seven percent (7%) body fat has been established by...

Recovery & Supplementation After Knee (ACL) Surgery

  Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia, talks about how to recover from an ACL reconstruction and what supplements he suggests you take. He had...