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There are compelling arguments for BJJ practitioners to incorporate skills, concepts, and habits of mind that are traditionally associated with wrestling.
Traver is a strength and conditioning coach, a performance nutrition specialist, and a licensed acupuncturist. Here are ten of Traver's articles on all of the above, and more.
I have allowed BJJ to influence my choices throughout my life. So nobody found it more unexpected than I when I spent the final months of 2013 not giving a flying f*ck about it.
Due to sickness and the New Year, my first athlete journal entry is a bit sparse, but I'm planning to get into action to prepare for my first competition of the year.
"If something I have created can reach out and bring a new person in to try BJJ out, then that would be my ultimate goal. Me personally, I just want to keep rolling, keep drawing, keep writing.”
In my mind, the only person who can answer the question, “Do I belong in BJJ?” is the person asking it. It all boils down to the answers to three questions you need to ask yourself.
The goal for this article is to provide you with some tips on safe weight cutting - not just for the full-time competitor but for the competitor who has to deal with work, family, or school.
People who train combat sports are split as to how they view cauliflower ear. Some see it as a badge of honor while others see it as a guarantee of unemployment or lonely nights.
Pony Club Grappling Gear's spats brought me back to the days of waking up early on Saturday morning to see what was up with the Smurfs and My Little Pony. Plus, they're really comfortable.
I had so much fun writing my last piece about things I wish I had known when I started BJJ, that I decided to write about five more things I wish I had known. Sadly, that turned out to be quite easy.
I’ve been thinking about how little I knew when I first began training BJJ. In the spirit of helping newcomers to the sport, here’s a list of 5 things I wish I had known when I first started.
Another BJJ Mundial has passed and once again I feel both exhilarated and depressed. And I just watched this time. Here's what the Mundial means to me. What does it do for you?
Many of the stereotypes in the grappling world about one or the other gender are often not necessarily accurate, in that the behaviors can be widely characteristic of both sexes.
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.
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.
I’ve noticed a few idiosyncrasies in my behavior that have the potential to out me as a grappler among people who don’t already know I am one. Read on to see if any of this sounds familiar.