Trainers & Coaches
Roughhousing Is Good for You
A bit of rough-and-tumble play never hurt anyone. In fact, it might be just the thing you need in your training.
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.
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.
How to Train Specific Energy Systems to Improve Your BJJ Game
In BJJ, we are not mixing different martial arts - we are mixing multiple energy systems.
How to Train BJJ With a More Experienced Practitioner (Or at Least This One)
After seventeen years of training BJJ, my attitude towards grappling with differently ranked partners has changed.
Upgrade Your Grappling With Natural Movement Principles
There are specific patterns to fighting that cross cultural boundaries. Familiarizing yourself with your natural reactions can help.
New Products for Women and Kids From Submission Fight Company
The Sprout gi and Ranked rashguard join a long list of new and innovative training products.
On the Mat for Life: Lessons In Longevity From BJJ Masters
Our most important lessons don't always come from the young and talented - they come from the ones who have stayed in the game the longest.
A Work in Progress: Options From Top Half Guard
These are the top half guard techniques that have worked well for me, as well as ones I am working on.
What Every Beginner Should Know When Starting BJJ
The first classes you take when starting jiu jitsu are crucial in laying your foundations for motivation and conditioning.
Westside Grappling: Applying the Conjugate Method to BJJ
The sport of BJJ flows in natural waves of volume and intensity, but there is a way to manipulate these things to maximize your training potential.
The New Combat Sports Line From Adidas: So Far, So Good
I had the chance to review the new Response gi from Adidas Combat Sports, and it didn't disappoint.
Breakdowns and Takedowns: My Top 5 BJJ Analysis Resources
The Internet has made BJJ analysis so much easier. Learn to learn by observing with these websites.
Keep Healthy and Roll On: Inflammation and Grappling
Proper nutrition, mobility, and recovery are clutch to stay healthy at any level of grappling.
Tips for Training BJJ on the Road
I travel for work, so I visit a lot of different BJJ clubs. Here's how to find a good place and plan ahead.
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