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Romulo Barral Ended Up In Hospital Due to Blood Infection

Sometimes, obstacles will jump out of nowhere – and you’ll be temporarily stopped on your BJJ journey. There’s no going around it; it happens to everyone, professional athletes...

Mikey Musumeci On Eating Pizza & Pasta All The Time: “I Just Enjoy Life”

Mikey Musumeci, well known for his successful grappling career, is also (in)famous for his diet. Or, more precisely, the lack of what some would consider a “professional” approach to...

4 Tips For Staying Healthy And Injury-Free In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Training should never be about winning or losing. Rather, it should be about learning new techniques, setups, transitions and concepts… It’s about becoming better. Not about keeping the...

Gordon Ryan Explains His Stomach Issue: “I Was Nauseous 24/7”

Gordon Ryan had to take a leave of absence from competition – effectively retiring from BJJ for a short period of time – due to an unknown stomach issue. But, what was the actual problem?...

John Danaher’s Advice For Using Athletic Tape (For Grapplers)

Ah, athletic tape… The quiet hero of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes worldwide. It plays a similar role in the grappler’s life as duct tape plays for the blue collar workers –...

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...

Stay Healthy On The Mats After 50 – This Is How

So you want to keep training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time… Even after you turn 50? Or maybe you’re already 50+ years old and are wondering how to keep rolling into older age? If...

Jonathan Satava Talks PEDs In BJJ: „Punishments Need To Be Harsher“

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, just like any other sport, has athletes that use steroids and other performance-enducing drugs (PEDs). However, what makes BJJ different from a lot of other sports is that there...

Andre Galvao’s Advice For Preventing Burnout: “Take Care Of Your Mind”

Burnout from training is a real threat to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students. Especially for those who are infatuated with the Gentle Art so much that they would like to train all day, every day. So, you...

Gordon Ryan Issues Health Update: “This Is One Of The Happiest Days In My Whole Life”

Gordon Ryan has been sidelined from competition for a while due to health issues. And, even though he recently started competing again, Gordon still isn’t in the clear… As he continues...

UFC’s Rodolfo Vieira Undergoes Medical Tests: “This Is The Toughest Day Of My Life”

Rodolfo Vieira is one of the best-known and most beloved BJJ athletes in the world. And not only that; but he’s also one of the greatest grapplers to have ever competed in mixed martial arts as...

BJJ Busted Your Body Up? Try Going To A Chiropractor

Let’s not get it twisted… Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can work wonders for your life and health. However, it can also bust your body up; your muscles could ache a lot and you could get nagging...

Samantha Cook, BJJ Black Belt from the UK, Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Samantha Cook, a UK-based BJJ black belt and 2019 European Championships title winner, has recently shared the news that she’s been diagnosed with cancer. More specifically, with lymphoma; a...

Caio Terra: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Not The Healthiest Thing To Do When You Do It Too Much”

If you want to succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – whatever “success” means to you – you’ll need to be willing to push through a lot of hard work and quite a bit of...

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’...

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...

Purple Belt World Champion Returns To Training 2 Years After Suffering Stroke

It’s always tragic when a serious injury or health issue occurs to someone from the BJJ community… And it’s even more tragic when it happens to someone who is young. Ronaldo Silva,...

Joe Rogan Tests Positive for COVID-19, Takes Unconventional Treatment

Joe Rogan shared that he’s recently tested positive for COVID-19, but that he’s already feeling better after taking a lot of medication.   View this post on Instagram   A post...

10th Planet Black Belt Zack Edwards Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu’s black belt Zack Edwards has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Now, his loved ones are asking for help. Edwards experienced a persistent headache before he was admitted...

Gordon Ryan Shares Health Update: Antibiotics for Staph Infection May be The Cause

It’s been quite a while already since Gordon Ryan has been out of competition due to his stomach health problems. In his own words, he’s been trying to find the root cause to the issue...

The CARNIVORE Diet for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Is It Right For You?

So you want to change up your diet a bit while training Jiu-Jitsu, and you regularly listen to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Okay, don’t tell us, let us guess… You’re thinking...

Vascular Neck Injuries and Strokes in BJJ: Recognizing the Warning Signs

Chris Martin is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He experienced a stroke in 2017 due to a vascular neck injury, that was caused by strangulation – in other words, by a BJJ choke. Since then,...

Gordon Ryan’s Stomach Recovery Medicine Includes Growth Hormone Treatment

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community was struck by the recent news of Gordon Ryan’s health issues. The arguably best contemporary no-gi grappler had to take what’s, hopefully, going to be a...

Benefits Of Going To The SAUNA For Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners

If you’re a Jiujiteiro who, among other things, follows Joe Rogan’s Instagram account, then you’ve probably – at one point in time – thought about going to a sauna. You’ve...