Many combat athletes are still afraid of becoming "muscle-bound," but building muscle is important for fighting. Here's why to do it and how to do it properly.
I don't think I was ever formally taught how to "flow roll" in BJJ. It seems crystal clear, but it's actually quite hard. Here are my thoughts on what it is and how to do it.
In his new book, "Pound for Pound," Brian D'Souza goes behind the scenes of MMA fighting and examines what other journalists won't - the exploitation of some of the sport's biggest names.
It occurs when an upper belt “handles” a spazzy newbie, tapping the person repeatedly, imposing control, and otherwise demonstrating to the grappler that s/he is not all that.
I've been eyeing the Kalabaw rash guard since Bong posted a photo of it on Facebook in May 2012. I finally got one and it's the most comfortable I've ever rolled in.
I like to use the phrase "owning my training." But what do I mean by that? I'm going to share a personal (and not so flattering story) to illustrate what is actually an empowering concept.
I recently discovered that not much has been written on how to get women into BJJ, so I did some research and talked to women I know who practice the art. Here's what they had to share on the topic.
There are no rights without attendant responsibilities. As a student of BJJ you have responsibilities to yourself, your instructor, and your community. I'm going to outline them. Tell me if you agree.
Given the complexity of BJJ relationships, I’ve put a stake in the ground as to the ones I believe every grappler should enjoy. See if you agree with my five undeniable rights of the grappler.
How do I acknowledge that my particular game and orientation to training, teaching, and describing jiu jitsu are rooted in a larger context of instruction? How do I give credit where credit is due?
The Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship is going strong. I see blue belts doing things I could never do as a blue belt. Seeing these competitors makes me think on what drives the evolution of the sport.
If you train in a sport where you weight matters - MMA, BJJ, or kickboxing - you want to get stronger, without adding an extra mass. Here is simple 3-day/week program you can easily integrate.
Awake & Evolve Workouts
Mature Athlete Workouts
Strength & Conditioning Workouts
Sport Specific Workouts