BJJ

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.

How to Pick the Perfect BJJ S&C Program for You

In the sport of BJJ, you have to be strong everywhere. Look for a program that contains the following elements.

A New Normal: The Quirks of an Athletic Lifestyle

How my attempts to remove excess earwax on my own helped me to realize how unique the lifestyle of the BJJ athlete is.

Getting Ready for PanAms (Athlete Journal 51)

This past week has definitely been a burner for me. We’ve been drilling and rolling nonstop, and I’m making sure every minute of training counts.

Flow Kimonos Air Gi (Product Review)

The Air gi has a minimalist design and is lightweight, attractive, and built to last - a perfect gi for training in warm weather.

Find Purpose in Training and Life (Athlete Journal 50)

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been making a conscious effort to be less of a negative Nancy about things. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.

The Value of Competition (Athlete Journal 36)

Competition forces you to take a look at your game and actually think about what caused your bad position or loss.

My Fantasy Gi - How I'd Design a Perfect BJJ Kimono

I thought it would be fun to create a mock-up based on my favorite features of the gis in my collection.

School and BJJ: A Not-So-Vicious Circle (Athlete Journal 49)

When I feel good about school, my training is good, and when my training is good I feel like the happiest person on Earth.

Great Expectations (Athlete Journal 35)

Coming off my win last week in Boston, I briefly thought that I may get a little complacent in my training, but that was far from the case.

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