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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

Tight Hips? Do These Stretches & Improve Your BJJ Guard Retention

“It’s all in the hips” is a sentence you’ll hear more than once on your road to BJJ black belt (and beyond). And it’s a true one, to say the least; your hips’...

Simple HIIT Exercises For Combat 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...

How To Never Gas Out For BJJ

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Gassing out on the mats at training, it happens. Especially when going from hard roll to hard roll with little rest. But in competition? This...

The Best Exercises To Improve Hip Strength And Mobility For 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...

The Best Core Exercises For Martial Artists To Build Strength And Sculpt Abs

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...

Stretch Your Pecs And Strengthen Your Back If You Train BJJ

Most Jiujiteiros have no issue spending exorbitant amounts of time on the mats. Heck, if you didn’t enjoy BJJ, you wouldn’t train it in the first place, right? You wouldn’t mind...

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 Grapplers Can Get Six-Pack Abs Fast

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...

Plank Exercises To Build A Strong Core For Grapplers

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...

Bodyweight Exercises Grapplers Can Do For A Stronger Body

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...

Olympic Judo Legend Shohei Ono’s High Level Strength Training

If Judo and Jiu Jitsu were a test of strength, we could just have a set of weights at the door – and a contest as you come in to see who is strongest, and then go home having never touched the...

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...

These are The Best Kettlebell Workouts For Beginners

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...

Masahiko Kimura’s Insane Daily Training Routine

Masahiko Kimura)was a Japanese judoka who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. (5 ft 7in 170 cm; 85 kg, 187 lb) He was born on September 10, 1917 in Kumamoto, Japan. In...

How To Strengthen Your Glutes To Improve Your Grappling Performance

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...

Exercise for Combat Athletes Which Improve Endurance & Health

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...

The Best Kettlebell Circuit for BJJ Players

  “They say that strength doesn’t count, but it does. Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference if the opponent didn’t know anything. If the opponent knows something, then strength starts to...

Never Gas out Again: Sprint Interval Training on Treadmill

You can’t make it everyday to BJJ for scheduling reasons? With winter coming, try this cardio workout on treadmill: Interval Treadmill Sprints on the treadmill with Funk Roberts. Sprint...

Try These Special Strength Exercises For BJJ Performance

Yes, having great technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most important skill you can have… However, it isn’t everything you need. Contrary to the popular opinion, you also need to...

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...

Benefits For Jiu-Jitsu of Rickson Gracie’s Movement Based Training

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

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...

How To Strengthen Your Back Muscles For Grappling 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...

(Video) Animal Style Workout Variations for BJJ

Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu Animal style movement training seems to be pretty popular nowadays. Its hardly anything new. Animal style training can date back to the monks of the...