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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

3 Stretches Every BJJ Athlete Should Do Every Single Day

Be it a martial artist or an athlete, you need to be flexible if only to avoid the type of injuries that result from stiff muscles and creaky bones. If you are a BJJ practitioner, improved...

Yoga Can Change Your Jiu-Jitsu – Start Doing It Today

Becoming really good in Jiu-Jitsu has got more to do than with “just” rolling and drilling as often as possible… It’s also about becoming mobile and injury-free enough so that...

JT Torres: “Don’t Skip Stretching After Jiu-Jitsu Training”

JT Torres is one of the most accomplished lightweight BJJ athletes of his generation, who’s won ADCC and IBJJF titles. He’s also an owner and a head coach at his Essential BJJ academy;...

How To Improve Your Flexibility Through BJJ

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...

Rope Climbing: JT Torres’ “Secret” To Insane Grip Strength

Jonathan “JT” Torres  – a 2x ADCC and an IBJJF World Champion, as well as the owner of the Essential Jiu-Jitsu academy – is, among other things, known for his exceptional...

BJJ Black Belt Echo Charles Details his Workout Program for Jiu-Jitsu

So you want to introduce strength training into your BJJ routine? Fair enough – and good choice on your behalf, as becoming stronger will both turn you into a better Jiujiteiro and make you more...

Tips on a full relaxation after a hard training

After every training, we feel exhausted and feel how energy leaves our bodies. It is because after hard physical exercises our muscular system feels biochemical stress, which results in pain in the...

These Are the Strongest Grapplers of All Time

Helio Gracie believed superior technique could overcome all other disadvantages but in an effort to be at the top of their game – these jiujiteros put some serious effort into strength and...

Building Stronger Legs For Jiu-Jitsu with Kettlebells

Many athletes focus more on strengthening their upper body instead of focusing on their lower body. While strong shoulders, arms, chest and core are very important in Jiu-Jitsu, a strong base which...

Low-Impact Exercises And Activities For Grapplers To Do on Rest Days

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...

Keep Your Knees Healthy For BJJ – With These Wall Mobility Drills

Do you want to be able to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time? And would you like to do it without aching and being in pain? If your answer is “yes”, then it’s about time...

Get it Right Once & For All: The Facts on REAL Strength For Grapplers

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. I have trained many fighters; many are weak and don’t want to make commitment to...

6 Simple 5-Minute Daily Workouts To Complement Your Martial Arts Training

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...

Jocko Willink on Crossfit: ‘It is to Fitness What The Gracie Family is To Martial Arts’

Crossfit is it’s own demanding sport, requiring a person to be well versed in strength, speed, and endurance in a countless variety of variations and events. A nice amount of grapplers are finding...

Want to Be More Explosive for Grappling? This Little Tip Will Help

A right timed explosive burst in a fight can sometimes make a big difference between winning or losing. Almost anybody can be explosive. It really doesn’t take amazing athleticism. You just...

A Simple & Effective Push-Up Routine For Grapplers

Image Credits: Phil Daru You don’t need expensive gym equipment to get in shape. Nor do you need it to achieve better strength, endurance, and mobility for grappling… Sometimes all you...

The #1 Weight Training Mistake BJJ Athletes Make

If you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and you want to keep training it for a long time… Then it’s a good idea to incorporate some weight training into your routine, as lifting weights will...

What is better for BJJ/MMA Explosiveness, Sprinting or Long Distance Running?

A right timed explosive burst in a fight can sometimes make a big difference between winning or losing. Can you become explosive like Tyrone Woodley or Anthony Johnson? And what is better for MMA,...

Constantly Sore Muscles After Jiu-Jitsu? Here’s What You Can Do

So, your muscles hurt, don’t they? Of course they’re sore, after you decided to put into action that 3 and a half hours per day, 6 days per week BJJ training schedule… Even though...

Benefits Of Running For Martial Artists & Best Way To Run 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...

These 3 Deadlift Variations Are The Best For BJJ Athletes

The deadlift is, arguably, the best exercise you should be doing in the weight room. When performed properly, it not only makes your legs and back stronger – but it also improves your posture,...

Sports Science: Researchers Looks at Injury & Risk Patterns For Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Follow him on instagram. This was a great article by @athletesmd who...

Can Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Get You Ripped?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an outstanding martial art. You become healthier, happier, you get to meet amazing people and form friendships, as well as to get rid of stress through training… But, can BJJ...

Isometric Exercise: What It Is And 10 Examples

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...