BJJ

Why You Shouldn't Cut Weight for BJJ

Everything thinks cutting weight for competition is a great idea. In reality, very few athletes should even try it.

Promoted to Purple Belt! (Athlete Journal 55)

Last weekend, after some anxiety and a challenging belt promotion test, I am proud to say I received my purple belt.

Periodization, Rest, and Injury Prevention (Athlete Journal 40)

These three principles have helped me stay on the mats and be successful in tournaments this year.

Got Midterms? BJJ Can Help (Athlete Journal 54)

It's midterm time at school, so of course all of my teachers decided they needed to give us one last test or quiz. Training is keeping me sane through it all.

The Importance of Training at a Different Academy (Athlete Journal 39)

My BJJ training schedule has undergone some changes and I am already beginning to reap the benefits.

Size Matters: How to Spot (and Be) a Good Training Partner

As a smaller person, one of your biggest strengths is your speed and ability to exploit the holes in the game of your opponent.

Too Much BJJ Can Be a Bad, Bad Thing

Getting better at BJJ comes down to one thing - being able to train consistently for a long period of time. But this doesn't mean training TOO much.

The 2014 No-Gi Pan Ams (Athlete Journal Entry 53)

I competed in the IBJJF No-Gi Pan Am tournament on Saturday, and I ended up falling short. But I still learned from it.

Priorities in Life and Training (Athlete Journal 38)

I got less training time in this week, but due to good prioritization, it wasn't any lower quality.

Seminar With Rafael Mendes (Athlete Journal 52)

Last week I had the chance to learn from BJJ athlete Rafael Mendes. I even got to roll with him and ask him questions over a sushi dinner.

Time to Refocus (Athlete Journal 37)

Between a hectic work, school, and home schedule and a long break before my next competition, I'm having a hard time staying focused in my training lately.

Women and BJJ: How to Stay on the Mats During Your Menstrual Cycle

Does your monthly visitor keep you out of training due to discomfort? Here are some tips from experts.

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