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Do You Rely Too Much on Strength?
Move beyond your traditional view of strength to train technique, strategy, and efficiency.
Foot Beats Face: Mat Awareness and Safety in BJJ
There's only so much space on the training floor, and rolling into someone else's can be dangerous.
Do You Need Extra Grip Work?
Hammering your grip may not be the answer to getting a tighter hold on your opponent.
Is What You See What You Get? Focus Your Internal Camera
If you took a video of yourself working out, would it match the image you have in your head?
From Rehearsal to Reality: How to Train for Chaos
Movement looks pretty in ideal conditions. But in real life, things can get ugly.
Be a Team Player: Understand Your BJJ Teammates
There are many faces of BJJ in each class you attend. Which one are you, and which one is your teammate?
10 Ways to Inject Positivity Into Your BJJ Community
Be a force for good in your jiu jitsu world and crush negativity into the mat.
Serious Fitness for Fighters in 3 Sessions a Week
Avoid injury by finding balance between your combat sport and your conditioning. This three training day plan will send you in the right direction.
The Journey to a BJJ Black Belt: Look Back to Move Forward
If you're just starting in BJJ and want to get a black belt someday, you're in for a long journey. Seasoned BJJ practioners share how to make the most of it.
Set Goals to Amplify Your BJJ Class and Give Your Training Direction
Discover how training goals will allow you to progress and leave class better than when you walked in.
Strength for BJJ: 3 Guard-Opening Exercises
Improve your strength and balance by adding some guard-opening specific exercises to your training program.
5 Underrated Reasons You Should Pick Up a Martial Art
From finding the calm in chaos to learning how to roll with the punches, martial arts will make you a stronger person.
Eric C. Stevens
Persistence and Passion: BJJ Coach Val Worthington
Coach Valerie Worthington opens up about about making the scary leap to follow her BJJ dreams, coaching others, and the beauty of emotion.
Breaking Muscle HQ
How to Adjust Your Training Variables to Reach Your BJJ Goals
Having a healthy relationship between your training on and off the mat will keep you strong.
The 5 Rules of Peaking Before a Tournament (Plus a 6-Week Plan)
Tapering before a tournament is the most important and difficult phase of training. But it doesn’t have to be a mystery.
The BJJ Blue Belt: A Belt of Frustration and Opportunity
The blue belt is often the longest, most challenging, yet most rewarding rank in your BJJ career.
Submission Series Pro: American Idol, Jiu Jistu Style
This upcoming Brazilian jiu jitsu event matches hometown heroes against some of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the sport.
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