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Back in the Weight Room (Athlete Journal 16)

Although I've shifted my Olympic weightlifting focus, I know it helps me as a grappler and I was happy to get back to lifting this week.

Back to My Roots (Athlete Journal Entry 26)

I have a short break from school, and I'm taking the time to up my intensity and have fun with my training.

You Win Some, and You Lose Some (Athlete Journal Entry 15)

Last Saturday I competed in the New York Open and lost my very first match to a guy who beat me two years ago.

Pre-Tournament Taper Week (Athlete Journal 27)

This was a lighter training week due to school, sickness, and preparation for the Boston Open next weekend.

Mounting Frustration (Athlete Journal Entry 13)

Since I began competing in combat sports, this is the least technically, physically, and mentally prepared that I have ever been.

Tatami Fightwear Women's Black Phoenix Gi (Product Review)

With its ornate embroidery and high quality construction, the new gi from Tatami is a perfect choice for female grapplers.

Bulged Discs, Pulled Muscles, and Staph Infections - Oh My! (Athlete Journal Entry 12)

2014 has gotten off to a rocky start, but that's not going to stop me from competing in BJJ and Olympic weightlifting.

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 11 - 3/19/2014

Last Saturday I had my second competition of the year. My very first match went about 4.5 minutes until I submitted from injury.

Product Review: Datsusara Gear Bag Mini

I’m tired of trying to make random gear work for BJJ. Fortunately the Datsusara Gear Bag Mini came along, and it's perfect for the BJJ lifestyle.

What's Inside a Muay Thai Fighter's Gym Bag? The 10 Must-Have Items

If you’ve ever been to a muay Thai gym, you may have wondered why everyone has such huge gym bags with them. Today, I will expose the long list of mysteries that lurk inside this bag.

Athlete Journal: Jess Papi, Entry 24 - 3/15/2014

This was a week of ups and downs, but stepping back now, I realize the little negative things that happened were nothing in light of all the good things going on in my life.

Athlete Journal: James Kearns, Entry 10 - 3/12/2014

This was the last week of training before my next tournament, and I feel confident in the progress I've made since my last competition.

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