A fundamental movement pattern that helps BJJ practitioners learn the use of the hips is called, variously, the “shrimp,” the “elbow escape,” and the “hip escape.” Here's how to drill the movement.
These two workouts are designed to build strength and endurance during the takedown and mount escape, and Brabo choke and escape attempts. Designed by and for BJJ and MMA competitors.
After reading Andrew's article on how to build muscle in grapplers, a reader has a question - does he really have to use double kettlebells for the routine, or can he get the benefits using one?
I want to feel good about my training, but I inherently need to be dissatisfied with my current level in order to strive to get better. This journey often weighs on me when I am training.
Whether you're a long-time grappler or new to the sport, these 7 articles by our experts will teach you how to train, compete, and build some muscle along the way.
Chances are if you train BJJ, you've been on the receiving end of a rear naked choke. Have you ever wondered what physiological mechanisms of the choke are? Why you actually pass out?
Because you're a grappler you're probably already short on training time and nursing an injury. For this reason you need a training plan that provides a lot for a little. Read on!
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week - the monthly photo contest, kettlebells and grapplers, caffeine, and more!
You can find a BJJ tournament any time of year, but there are some events that draw lots of big names and big action. The event scheduled the end of this month in Irvine, CA, is one such tournament.
I asked some grapplers how and why they got started in BJJ, to continue to try to explain that elusive “X-factor.” Read on for the stories of some of my fellow disciples.
Animal House reminds us "fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life." Add to this "arrogant" and "entitled." And read on to start accessing your humility.
In my experience, my relationship with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has had many of the trappings of a marriage. What's your relationship like? Extended honeymoon or separate bedrooms?
I learned the hard way that constantly beating up my body without appreciating what it gave me can only end up in a place of illness and injury. Read how I learned to express gratitude to my body.
Ever wondered what you might have in common with Superman? Read on to find out - but don't get too excited, because when it comes to training we all have our "kryptonite."
Darren Uyenoyama is new to the big lights of fighting in the UFC...and it's taking a little adjusting. Learn more about Darren's journey in our two part interview.
Want to know how to become a successful mixed martial artist while still remaining a heck of a nice guy? Read on for UFC fighter Darren Uyenoyama's story!
Close quarters and warm, moist conditions are like a homing device for creepy critters. Read on for more information about how grapplers can prevent and treat skin conditions.