Breaking Muscle Manifesto
Is Your Sport Killing Your Athletic Potential?
Specialization is for insects - true athletes should be able to run, jump, lift, climb, and swim.
The BJJ Blue Belt: A Belt of Frustration and Opportunity
The blue belt is often the longest, most challenging, yet most rewarding rank in your BJJ career.
Submission Series Pro: American Idol, Jiu Jistu Style
This upcoming Brazilian jiu jitsu event matches hometown heroes against some of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the sport.
12 Weeks of Flexible Strength for MMA
This 12-week program focuses on flexibility training to improve mobility and enhance performance in the ring.
Combating Entitlement: You Have a Black Belt In Jiu Jitsu, Not Life
Earning a black belt on the mat is one thing, but it doesn't grant you any entitlement in every day life.
How to Train Specific Energy Systems to Improve Your BJJ Game
In BJJ, we are not mixing different martial arts - we are mixing multiple energy systems.
5 Explosive Power Exercises for BJJ (and Other Sports Too)
Watch this quick tutorial for five exercises to become unstoppably powerful on the mat, court, or field.
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The Tripod Position: A Tool to Help Any Athlete Move Better
The tripod position can be applied as a transition in many different activities, including BJJ.
Positivity, Consistency, and the Keys to Success as a BJJ Novice
The mentality you develop in your early days of BJJ that is crucial to long-term success in the sport.
How to Train BJJ With a More Experienced Practitioner (Or at Least This One)
After seventeen years of training BJJ, my attitude towards grappling with differently ranked partners has changed.
New Products for Women and Kids From Submission Fight Company
The Sprout gi and Ranked rashguard join a long list of new and innovative training products.
On the Mat for Life: Lessons In Longevity From BJJ Masters
Our most important lessons don't always come from the young and talented - they come from the ones who have stayed in the game the longest.
The BCKimonos Women's BJJ Line: Tailored Fit, High Quality
Not only is this company based in Canada, but they also make one of my favorite gis.
A Work in Progress: Options From Top Half Guard
These are the top half guard techniques that have worked well for me, as well as ones I am working on.
5 Skills You Need to Compete Effectively in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
There are a few key ways to prepare for your competition to maximize your enjoyment and results during the event.
My Women Only BJJ Class Experiment - One Year Later
Four women recently made it to their one-year anniversary in my women's only BJJ classes. It's been a great ride.
Tough Lessons From My Teacher: Learning to Value Our Learning
Some of the toughest lessons we learn in the classroom can teach us to cope with the challenges we face as coaches and athletes.
Westside Grappling: Applying the Conjugate Method to BJJ
The sport of BJJ flows in natural waves of volume and intensity, but there is a way to manipulate these things to maximize your training potential.
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