martial arts

Gold at the New York Pro (Athlete Journal 42)

After winning gold last weekend, I’m feeling pretty confident as I get ready to head out to Masters Worlds this week.

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.

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.

5 Martial Arts Lessons on Peak Performance for the Non-Martial Artist

Performance is everywhere. Interviewing for a job. Competing in a fitness competition. In order to succeed, you must be prepared.

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.

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.

6 Life-Changing Ways Your Black Belt Journey Can Transform You

Your black belt does not turn you into a Zen-spouting superhero, but the process is transformative and rewarding.

The Ancient Sport of Longsword Fighting in the Modern World (Video)

You won't hurt yourself by engaging in this sword-fighting sport - as long as you know how to be en garde.

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.

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