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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning, Videos

Double Kettlebell Training for Superior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Strength

Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu Grip training is a subject I wanted to touch on for some time now. I definitely have some serious opinions on it. As you already may know, I have...

Can Street Workout Make You Into A Better Jiu-Jitsu Athlete?

Becoming better at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t all about drilling techniques and using them when you roll. You also need to build both endurance and strength… But how do you do that? There...

Fitness Fallacy: “I Don’t Do Weights, I Think Training with my Bodyweight is Better”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. “I don’t do weights, i think training with my bodyweight is better” Do you think your body knows...

10 Different Animal Walk Exercises For BJJ Warm Up & Conditioning

  A video illustrating many different animals walks and animal drills for strength, conditioning and overall movement coordination and capacity.     More animal drills:

Fitness Fallacy: “Running is Healthy”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. A popular opinion especially supported by those that for some reason “don’t lift weights”....

Fitness Fallacy: “Lifting Weights Makes You Slow”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. This is my favourite. A real old school “i was once a contender” 1970’s bit of dialogue. In the...

6 Essential Supplements to Consider When Training

When it comes to training and exercise, nutrition is one of the key aspects that is essential to maintaining your fitness. Athletes often make sure they meet certain nutritional goals through the use...

Strength Fixes Everything: 8 Strength Training Rules For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Peter Lakatos for BJJ Eastern Europe, Master SFG Instructor and creator of Primal Move . Strength coach for Carlson Gracie Team Hungary. “Strength fixes everything.” -Mark Reifkind...

Gas on The Mat: 3 Simple Fixes To Improve Your Cardio For Jiu-Jitsu

Endurance is the most important physical attribute you can possess, and there’s nothing worse than gassing out on the mat.  BJJ black belt Stephen Kesting of the excellent website Grapplearts.com...

20 Effective Kettlebell Exercises for Grapplers

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a purple belt...

Hill Repeat Workouts Will BOOST Your Cardio For BJJ To The Max

If you want to get better at Jiu Jitsu, then you should focus on training BJJ as much as possible – period! That is to say: if you want to become really good at one thing, what you really need to...

The 5 Best Exercises For Explosive Grappling Power

Written by Matt D’Aquino. He is a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian as well as nationally ranked freestyle wrestler and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt. Matt has a passion for teaching all aspects of...

Perfect Bodyweight Workout for Grapplers

Stuck at home? Can’t train BJJ? You can get stronger and conditioned for BJJ just by doing bodyweight exercises at home. Kron Gracie is one of the advocates of calisthenics and we all know his...

Perfect Bodyweight Jiu-Jitsu Workouts To Get You in Competition Shape

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

How Does Joe Rogan Exercise – What Does His Workout Look Like?

Joe Rogan needs no introduction, especially for Jiu Jitsu folks. He is the host of the well-known Joe Rogan Experience podcast, UFC’s commentator – and generally a cool guy! Lots of people...

Strongman Athlete & BJJ Competitor on How He Trains STRENGTH for BJJ

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Many fighters are weak and don’t want to make commitment to strength training. We...

Turkish Get Ups: The Secret of the Ottoman Army

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,...

Prevent Frequent BJJ Shoulder Injuries With This Routine

What’s versatile is fragile. And the glenohumeral joint or shoulder is very versatile. Small wonder that many grapplers have problems with it: wrestlers, BJJ and especially Judo players. So it pays...

The Right Stretching To Improve BJJ Guard Retention

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a whole body sport, and for this reason the entire body deserves to be stretched. The most important areas to be stretched for optimal flexibility, smoother moves, and better...

Get A (Real) Grip: 5 Best Ways To Improve Your Grip For Jiu-Jitsu

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by BJJ Athlete Strength & Conditioning – BredaS&C , please ‘LIKE’ and check out their excellent Facebook page.   “Technique conquers...

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

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Mark Philippi, co-owner of Philippi Sports Institute (PSI), has released...

Get You Cardio Up for Jiu-Jitsu: HIIT Stairs Sprint Training

Stair and hill sprints are a great way to mimic a Jiu-Jitsu competition match at 100% intensity. This article highlights the benefits. If you want to get into shape fast, burn fat, and build muscle...

Dr Patrick Roth: ‘Kettlebells An Ideal Tool For Treating Back Pain’

Dr. Patrick Roth is a neurosurgeon practicing in New Jersey. He is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Director of the Hackensack...

New Scientific Evidence Points To Static Stretching Causing Strength Loss

Much can be said about the benefits of stretching – there are at least a couple reasons to do it!  And sure there’s been scientific evidence that stretching reduces the level of...