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Category Archive: Articles, Health

Complete Guide To Judo & BJJ Shoulder Injury Prevention

  Guest post by Ben Whybrow Bsc (Physiotherapy), MCSP, ACPSEM. Ben is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist living and working in Cambridgeshire, graduating from the University of...

Watch: Yoga for BJJ Free 20 Mins Class

    Why should a grappler incorporate Yoga into his or her training regiment and which are the greatest benefits ? These are Yoga for BJJ’s Sebastian Brosche’s top 9 benefits...

Psychological Implications of Steroid Use

Photo: 3 pro Jiu-Jitsu fighters suspended for steroids: 1. In 2012, RousimarPalhares tested positive for elevated testosterone levels in his post-fight drug test in the UFC. 2. Robert Drsydale failed...

World Champ Leandro Lo Terrified Of Cauliflower Ear Draining

  When the ear receives a direct blow with enough force to damage the blood vessels in the skin, the area can quickly become inflamed and filled with thick blood and pus. This condition,...

What is the Banned Testosterone Cream Used by BJJ World Champion Felipe Pena

    Back in May USADA announced that 2014 black belt IBJJF World and 2015 World Pro Champion Felipe Pena known as ‘Preguica’ had tested positive for testosterone and accepted a one-year...

Lateral Hamstring and Lower Back Stretch To Ease Sciatica

  Upavistha konasana in yoga or simply lateral hamstring stretch is a great stretch to heal and prevent sciatica that if done correctly back pain can sometimes be reversed and eliminated....

Top Warm Up & Stretches for BJJ with World Champ Sebastian Brosche

    Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of...

Immunity Booster Cold Buster Smoothie from Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu

  Winter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Check...

Bigger, Stronger, Faster: The Doping Cultures of BJJ & MMA

  Much like most of the world, my first serious exposure to world of professional athletes doping was the Lance Armstrong scandal. This particular story received much of the media attention due...

Yoga for BJJ: Hip Openers with Nino Schembri & Kenia Novaes

  Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of...

Bulletproof Coffee Done The Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu Way

  Bulletproof Coffee is, essentially, a hot coffee, plus two tablespoons of butter, plus a tablespoon of MCT oil (that’s medium chain triglyceride oil, which we’ll talk more about in...

“It’s All In Your Head”: Research Proves That Muscle Performance Is Influenced By The Brain

    According to researchers from the University of Zurich who have done work on performance in athletes: The head plays a key role in tiring endurance performances. They have discovered a...

Alexander Trans On The Exercises He’s Doing To Rehab His Knee

  Last June during the World Jiu-Jitsu Championships in California, United States, Alexander Trans reached a historic achievement. After Ricardo Evangelista, his training partner in Abu Dhabi,...

Great Stretch Routine for Grapplers

    Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much easier to do (for ex gogoplata, inverted guard etc..). Increasing flexibility is...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner Dies 2 Days After Rear Naked Choke in Training

    A Jiu-Jitsu practitioner of 32 years has died in Brasília, Brazil after suffering a concussion due to a overly applied “rear naked choke” during a class on the 21st of...

How To Return to BJJ Training After An 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...

The importance of listening to your body and avoiding overtraining in BJJ

  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...

Dr Bryan Ales Discusses His Permanent Solution for Curing Cauliflower Ear

    BJJEE interviewed Dr. Bryan Ales, BJJ student of Omar Sabha, MHA. Dr Ales is the inventor of CauliCure™ Advanced Compression System, which is a permanent solution for cauliflower...

New Study: Supplements Containing Creatine Double Risk of Testicular Cancer

    A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer, has found that muscle-building legal supplements may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer. This concerns mainly...

Ronda on Being Ripped: ‘I Feel At My Healthiest, Strongest & Most Beautiful’

  Ronda Rousey has looked massive ahead of her UFC fight with Bethe Correia. She told Cosmopolitan Magazine how gaining weight made her feel much stronger and also more beautiful:   You...

2x World Champ Sebastian Brosche on How Yoga Revolutionized his Jiu-Jitsu

  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...

Watch: Great Workout Motivation Video featuring Joe Rogan

    ”The people I know that have the hardest time keeping it together emotionally are people that don’t workout.” ~ Joe Rogan   Most of this audio was taken from the “Get...

Exercise Scientist: ‘The Majority of BJJ Competitors Should Not Cut Weight’

  Thinking about cutting weight 2 weeks before your next tournament? Think again. An exercise scientist recommends that you do not. Exercise scientists assist sportspeople to achieve the best...

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,...