BJJ

You Win Some, and You Lose Some (Athlete Journal Entry 15)

Last Saturday I competed in the New York Open and lost my very first match to a guy who beat me two years ago.

You Either Win, Or You Learn (Athlete Journal 28)

I had high expectations going into my match on Saturday, but it didn't go as I had planned.

Taking Home Gold (Athlete Journal Entry 14)

Although I wasn't as prepared as I usually am, last weekend's tournament turned out to be a huge success.

The Top 10 BJJ Rashguards for Women

I own about forty rashguards and these are the ones I wear the most. I tried to narrow the list down to five, but I just couldn’t do it!

Things Are Changing in the BJJ Competition World

The BJJ game is changing in ways being missed by many in the community. Are you keeping up?

Pre-Tournament Taper Week (Athlete Journal 27)

This was a lighter training week due to school, sickness, and preparation for the Boston Open next weekend.

Need Therapy? Try Jiu Jitsu (Athlete Journal Entry 26)

Spring break came to a close this week, and I wasn't ready. Fortunately, my training helped me get through it.

Bulged Discs, Pulled Muscles, and Staph Infections - Oh My! (Athlete Journal Entry 12)

2014 has gotten off to a rocky start, but that's not going to stop me from competing in BJJ and Olympic weightlifting.

How to Care for Your Hair While Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Let me share with you what I’ve learned both about how to style and how to care for your hair so it survives your BJJ training.

The Science of BJJ: How Grappling Makes Its Own Natural Laws

I’ve come to realize that there are many examples of how the unique ecosystem known as Brazilian jiu jitsu follows its own physical and natural laws.

Tournament Season Begins (Athlete Journal Entry 25)

My first tournament of the year didn't go quite as well as I had hoped. But I still enjoyed it and am happy that competition season is in full swing!

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 24 - 3/15/2014

This was a week of ups and downs, but stepping back now, I realize the little negative things that happened were nothing in light of all the good things going on in my life.

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