There is more to Brazilian jiu jitsu than Brazilian jiu jitsu. Strength, conditioning, injury, longevity, and mentality all play a part. Read these articles by our first-class coaches to ensure you stay on the mats, doing what you love the most.

 

Here are the top ten Brazilian jiu jitsu articles from 2014, counting down from number ten to number one:

 

 

By Sally Arsenault
 
Sally Arsenault proposes that if we can make BJJ non-intimidating to every type of woman, we will be more likely to build our community and our skill level faster than ever before.
Breaking Muscle Shop
 
By Sally Arsenault
 
Want to learn from Joe Rogan about strength and conditioning for jiu jitsu, new techniques, training while injured, and more? Sally Arsenault gives you the highlights.
 
By Sally Arsenault
 
Over the last year, women’s BJJ gear has blown up. Sally owns about forty rashguards. Here are the ones she wears the most. 
 
By Samuel Spiegelman
 
Doing lots of cardio, but still running out of gas? Samuel Spiegelman details why running on the treadmill and having some big scary guy try to choke you are nothing alike.
 
 
By Valerie Worthington
 
Valerie Worthington discusses compelling arguments for BJJ practitioners to incorporate skills, concepts, and habits of mind that are traditionally associated with wrestling.
 
By Samuel Spiegelman
 
Sam knows the best way to keep doing BJJ is to make sure you have a good strength and conditioning program.
 
By Samuel Spiegelman
 
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. Sam explains all.
 
 
By Samuel Spiegelman
 
You may be able to squat a house, but that does not mean your glutes are strong or even contracting optimally. Sam points out why your glutes are not as strong as you think they are.
 
By Samuel Spiegelman
 
For the majority of you who are not looking to win the worlds, your focus should be on longevity. Sam illustrates how the way you train, eat, and sleep determines how long you can stay on the mats.
 
By Valerie Worthington
 
Valerie has allowed BJJ to influence her choices throughout my life. So nobody found it more unexpected than her when she spent a number of months not giving a S%&# about it.
 
Photos 1 & 2 courtesy of David Brown Photography.
Photo 3 courtesy of Samuel Spiegelman.
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