To me the fistbump or handslap that begins a sparring session in BJJ means more than just, "I'm ready to begin." It signifies a pact between two teammates for a bigger goal.
People new to martial arts might not realize how a healthy school should operate and might accidentally wind up at a toxic club with negative, even dangerous behavior. Here's how to assess your club.
Many combat athletes are still afraid of becoming "muscle-bound," but building muscle is important for fighting. Here's why to do it and how to do it properly.
If we agree that taking notes is a useful tool in the learning process, then how do we effectively take notes in a sweaty, crazy BJJ class? Here are my thoughts.
I don't think I was ever formally taught how to "flow roll" in BJJ. It seems crystal clear, but it's actually quite hard. Here are my thoughts on what it is and how to do it.
According to a recent study , if you are losing a substantial amount of weight when cutting, you may not be fully recovered by the time your fight comes around.
Competing isn't the only way to participate in a BJJ tournament - you can also volunteer to work at the event. There are a lot of different volunteers needed to make it a great day for the athletes.
In his new book, "Pound for Pound," Brian D'Souza goes behind the scenes of MMA fighting and examines what other journalists won't - the exploitation of some of the sport's biggest names.
So you're an old guy and you've decided you need to start training MMA or BJJ. That's great, but there's some special things you've got to do if you want to last.
My relationship with BJJ is evolving. Sometimes I wear a suit and talk to academics, and sometimes I write about jiu jitsu instead of training. I am merging my lives into one whole.
Here is a list of basic gear for women that I’ve tried and loved. I've included the best gear for no gi, my favorite gis, and also some hairstyle tips.
It occurs when an upper belt “handles” a spazzy newbie, tapping the person repeatedly, imposing control, and otherwise demonstrating to the grappler that s/he is not all that.
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