Sparring 101: When, Why, and How to Take a Hit
It’s much more fun to hit than get hit, but learning how to take a punch is vital to your success as a martial artist.
Eric C. Stevens
You Are Not Prepared: How to Survive a Life-or-Death Situation
Physical training can only take us so far in self-defense - we must become masters of natural fear response.
New Products for Women and Kids From Submission Fight Company
The Sprout gi and Ranked rashguard join a long list of new and innovative training products.
On the Mat for Life: Lessons In Longevity From BJJ Masters
Our most important lessons don't always come from the young and talented - they come from the ones who have stayed in the game the longest.
The BCKimonos Women's BJJ Line: Tailored Fit, High Quality
Not only is this company based in Canada, but they also make one of my favorite gis.
How to Develop Iron Grip Strength for BJJ
A tight grip is crucial component of controlling your opponent, and there are several ways to train for stronger hands.
What Every Beginner Should Know When Starting BJJ
The first classes you take when starting jiu jitsu are crucial in laying your foundations for motivation and conditioning.
5 Skills You Need to Compete Effectively in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
There are a few key ways to prepare for your competition to maximize your enjoyment and results during the event.
The New Combat Sports Line From Adidas: So Far, So Good
I had the chance to review the new Response gi from Adidas Combat Sports, and it didn't disappoint.
Tips for Training BJJ on the Road
I travel for work, so I visit a lot of different BJJ clubs. Here's how to find a good place and plan ahead.
Drilling the Basics for BJJ Success
There are two methods that all BJJ practitioners should be drilling on a daily basis.
Pursuing Your Athletic Passion: Are the Trade-offs Worth It?
You need to be ready to make some big sacrifices if you plan on making it to the top of your game.
OSS Kimono Daruma Gi (Product Review)
This is a wonderful gi to roll in, with custom embroidery and plenty of room to move around.
Stay Injury Free: GPP Versus SPP for BJJ Athletes
Let’s take a look at the steps we can take to avoid pain and injury in our BJJ careers.
Back to the Grind (Athlete Journal 65)
This week was all about getting back in the game after a long holiday break.
Submission Series 902: BJJ Athletes With Bright Futures
Cat Clark and Jaret MacIntosh have put together an amazing line-up to support up-and-coming fighters.
Editor's Picks: The 10 Must-Read Articles From 2014
Bookmark this page and make these articles your homework if you consider yourself a dedicated athlete or coach.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
On the Other Side of a Belt Promotion (Athlete Journal 64)
Last week Scranton MMA held its first ever promotional event, and I got to be part of it.
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