BJJ

The Power of the Purple (Athlete Journal 56)

Even though my mind and body were working against me this week, I forced myself to get some hard training.

A Bittersweet End to My Training Cycle (Athlete Journal 41)

Thirteen weeks of training hard came to an end this week. I'm happy with the progress I've made and ready to compete.

10 Signs You’re Getting Serious About Jiu Jitsu

That first class BJJ is an explosion. Before you know it, you can’t live without it. How did you end up there?

Why You Shouldn't Cut Weight for BJJ

Everything thinks cutting weight for competition is a great idea. In reality, very few athletes should even try it.

Promoted to Purple Belt! (Athlete Journal 55)

Last weekend, after some anxiety and a challenging belt promotion test, I am proud to say I received my purple belt.

Periodization, Rest, and Injury Prevention (Athlete Journal 40)

These three principles have helped me stay on the mats and be successful in tournaments this year.

Got Midterms? BJJ Can Help (Athlete Journal 54)

It's midterm time at school, so of course all of my teachers decided they needed to give us one last test or quiz. Training is keeping me sane through it all.

The Importance of Training at a Different Academy (Athlete Journal 39)

My BJJ training schedule has undergone some changes and I am already beginning to reap the benefits.

Size Matters: How to Spot (and Be) a Good Training Partner

As a smaller person, one of your biggest strengths is your speed and ability to exploit the holes in the game of your opponent.

Too Much BJJ Can Be a Bad, Bad Thing

Getting better at BJJ comes down to one thing - being able to train consistently for a long period of time. But this doesn't mean training TOO much.

The 2014 No-Gi Pan Ams (Athlete Journal Entry 53)

I competed in the IBJJF No-Gi Pan Am tournament on Saturday, and I ended up falling short. But I still learned from it.

Priorities in Life and Training (Athlete Journal 38)

I got less training time in this week, but due to good prioritization, it wasn't any lower quality.

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