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Category Archive: Health, Interview

Interview w/ Dr Pete Goldman, Chiropractor to Rickson Gracie & BJ Penn

    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,...

3 Ways to Build Strong Bulletproof Shoulders for Grapplers

    Written by Mark Kislich, an Olympic Performance Coach and Judoka. You can visit his site here: http://www.markkislich.com/. Mark has also come out with a great DVD set: Bulletproof...

Rorion Gracie Offers Nutrition Advice to Muslims for Ramadan

    Founder of the UFC Rorion Gracie who holds a 9th degree red belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, was recently a guest on the Dean Show, a popular Islamic TV show. He is the eldest son of Hélio...

Keenan Cornelius: ‘My Fingers are so Damaged from BJJ that I can’t Make a Closed Fist Anymore’

Photo: Stefan Kocev   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,...

Cauliflower Ears: Doctor Develops Permanent Solution

    Written by Dr. Bryan Ales, BJJ student of Omar Sabha, MHA   What is the CauliCure™ Advanced Compression System?   The system was developed after I started BJJ a little over...

Things to Contemplate with Crossfit for Bjj

  Crossfit is a huge hit not just amongst ordinary people but many fighters use it as great conditioning training to make sure they are in that ”fighting shape”. There are however things to...

Doctor on Joint Sprains & Spinal Injuries in BJJ

  Dr. James Liu is a BJJ player and an emergency room physician.   Here is what he told Gracie Barra about ringworm, cauliflower ear, joint sprains and spinal injuries in BJJ. About joint...

41yr Old Vegan BJJ Athlete in Amazing Shape: ‘I Just Eat Plants & Train Jiu-Jitsu’

    It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or...

What Happens to your Body After Doping for 1 year

    Chris Jones guides us through a bodybuilder’s 1 year transformation while taking st*roids. The guy in the video is young, early 20,s but after just one year has the body of...

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...

How to train BJJ with an injured arm

Don’t let an arm injury stop your BJJ progress. Stephan Kesting shares a drill to improve your BJJ even with an injured shoulder, wrist or elbow.   

Dealing with Injury in BJJ

    Written by Shaughn Vos, BJJ instructor at Zebra MMA and Fitness in South Africa. Shaughn also writes in Crucifix Grappling. Being injured SUCKS! It is probably the most annoying...

Watch This 40 min Yoga Workout for BJJ w/ Flavio Almeida

    Flavio Almeida is a Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. and is a successful competitor, including 2 Time World Champion and multiple time Brazilian National Champion. In addition to his...

Compression Wear Provides Competitive Advantage & Helps Speed Recovery

      To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by William Kraemer, professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of...

How To Tape Your Fingers For BJJ & Judo

    Here is a basic single helix hand taping technique for BJJ and Judo that will allow you to have a stronger grip for competitions all while reducing the chance of injury to the hand by...

Most Common BJJ Warmup: A Huge 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...

20 Easy To Make Pre & Post Workout Snacks

    Pre- and post-workout foods are super important. While everyone’s nutritional requirements are different depending on their goals and activities, these snacks can offer the right...

Check That Ego At the Door: Workout Tips

    Before tackling a new workout regimen that is directed towards improving your grappling skills, you must eliminate your ego! For a real in depth look at doing just that Funk’s...

The Health Benefits Of Potatoes In An Athlete’s Diet

    With over 160 different varieties, the potato has become a common staple of the western and Eastern European Diet, and it can be prepared many different ways. The potato originated in...

Joe Rogan: ‘Frequent Weight Cutting Is Also A Cause Of Low Testosterone’

    The UFC’s Joe Rogan spoke to Matt Roth of MMA Mania and had a lot to say about the recent ban of testosterone replacement therapy by the UFC and the Nevada State Athletic...

High protein diet – nearly as bad as smoking?

  News outlets in several different countries are reporting on a new research published in the medical journal Cell Metabolism. The study finds that people who eat a diet high in animal...

World Class Brown Belt Sebastian Brosche: “If you are into BJJ for the long run, then Yoga is your greatest tool to stay healthy and nimble, no matter how old you get.”

  Sebastian Brosche is one of the biggest European BJJ hopes. He is a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in judo. He was raised in Northern Sweden and is currently living in in Oslo...

Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec Demonstrates BJJ Water Drills For Injuries & Flow Improvement

  Renzo Gracie BJJ 2nd Degree Black Belt Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec demonstrates Low Impact BJJ / MMA training when dealing with injuries or working out to improve flowing and/or...

Health Benefits Of Air-Popped Popcorn

  Popcorn can be a healthy snack depending upon how it’s prepared. Plain air-popped popcorn is a healthy, low-calorie snack. Most commercial varieties include added salt, butter and oil,...