Samuel Spiegelman

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Doing lots of cardio, but still running out of gas in BJJ? Consider that running on the treadmill and having some big scary guy try to choke you are nothing alike
Your glutes are not as strong as you think they are. You may be able to squat a house, but that does not mean your glutes are strong or even contracting optimally.
Most parents turn to martial arts to teach their kids discipline. I would argue it is the least important lesson of them all.
The ankle is the foundation of a strong base, which can be the difference between passing your opponent’s guard or getting swept.
The way you train, eat, and sleep is going to determine how long you can stay on the mats.
Strength training will improve a grappler’s strength-to-weight ratio, reduce injury risk, and slow down the loss of muscle mass as the body ages.
To maintain your movements and conditioning, what you do on days you are not grappling is critical to your success in BJJ.
Whether you are a competitor or a recreational athlete, you can learn a lot about your body if you just listen.
The BJJ game is changing in ways being missed by many in the community. Are you keeping up?
It appears that stretching before activity is not going to help prevent injuries. So what is the answer?
When used properly, technology is a great addition to the BJJ learning process. When abused, it will lead to holes in your game that will show up down the road.
As a coach I've observed some common trends in my beginner students. Here are the five phases most new BJJ practitioners go through.