Interview with B.J.J. Trainer, Fitness Specialist, and Pastor Steve McKinney

Steve McKinney shares the training benefits of using safe lifts and intensity to build size and strength.

Building Confidence as a BJJ Practitioner (Athlete Journal 63)

Between drilling, rolling, and going to judo this week, I'm feeling pretty confident.

Back on the Mats During Finals Week (Athlete Journal 62)

Finals week is kicking my butt, but my elbow feels much better and I’m back to regular training again.

2014 BJJ Lovers Holiday Shopping Guide

Santa has asked us for gift ideas for all of the good boys and girls who train Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Staying in Shape With an Elbow Injury (Athlete Journal 61)

My elbow injury is taking longer than I thought to heal, so I'm supplementing with weight lifting and yoga.

Submission Fight Co. Aura Gi Pants (Product Review)

I don't think these pants helped make my aura any stronger, but I'm still a fan of their quality and design.

The Critical Role of the Adductors in Avoiding BJJ Injuries

If you have a strong lower body, but still feel unstable, then your adductors might be the missing piece.

Use Old-School BJJ Moves to Keep Your Opponents Guessing

Incorporate these submissions to surprise opponents and improve your BJJ game.

Sleep to Win: How Your Mattress Could Be Affecting Your Training

Is your mattress wreaking havoc on your sleep patterns - and your training, too?

Healing Time Can Be Learning Time (Athlete Journal 60)

Although I had to take it easy this week because of a few injuries, I still learned a lot and taught an advanced class.

"How to Love a Grappler" (Book Review)

Valerie Worthington's book is a guide for the family and partners of people who train BJJ.

3 Fundamental Core Exercises You Need in Your BJJ Strength Program

Grapplers require a strong core to help prevent motion and to transfer power from the hips.

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