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A Champion’s Mindset
Doing something out of obligation or out of a hunger to succeed are two different things.
The Top 4 Martial Arts for Police Training
When it comes to tactical training, learning how to properly defend yourself is crucial to staying safe on the job.
Healing Time Can Be Learning Time (Athlete Journal 60)
Although I had to take it easy this week because of a few injuries, I still learned a lot and taught an advanced class.
The Beginner's Guide to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
"That's gross and I'm never doing that." That was my thought the first time I saw people training Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
How to Practice Perseverance in BJJ, MMA, and Life
What you believe and who you listen to will dictate your results in jiu jitsu and in life. I hope these words of champions will help you to push through tough times and fulfill your own dreams.
Judo Training for Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort
What is the best balance between technical training and conditioning? To what extent do judo-specific exercises also develop fitness? What rest and recovery requirements does judo training impose?
Judo and Life: From Beginners to Elites With AnnMaria De Mars and Kayla Harrison
Ann Maria De Mars is a world-class judo champion, but she prefers to talk about her middle school students. Hear what both De Mars and her Olympic gold medal winning student Kayla say about judo.
Book Review: "Winning on the Ground" by AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.
Ronda Rousey credits her mother for passing down her amazing judo skills. This book is written by her mother, AnnMaria De Mars, and world-class judo coach James Pedro Sr.
Why Wrestlers Have Better Grip Strength
Grip strength is important in many sports, but especially grappling. Researchers examined wrestlers to determine if some people are born with better grip strength and how to detect it.
Friday Flicks: Ronda Rousey MMA Highlight
Watch this awesome highlight video of Ronda Rousey's MMA fights. This weekend "Rowdy" Ronda and Liz Carmouche will be making history in the first women's match in the UFC.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Core Training for Serious Judo Players
Core strength is important for the transfer of power from one part of the body to another - especially important in a sport like judo. Here's a program I recommend for building core strength for judo.
My 3 Biggest Lessons Learned in 22 Years of Training
I just turned 34 and it prompted me to look back at 22 years of training. There are 3 big lessons I learned, that I wish I knew earlier. Maybe they will help you. I'm sticking to them from now on.
Strength Training for Judo: Part 5 - The FAQ
Are you trying to do our Strength Training for Judo workouts and have some questions? I bet they are already answered here in this FAQ from the workout designer!
Strength Training for Judo: Part 4 - The Grappler
The Grappler is the most eclectic of judo styles, and therefore the training program for this athlete is eclectic, as well. Read for for workouts and training tips for competitive judo athletes.
Strength Training for Judo: Part 3 - The Charger
In part two of this five-part judo series we look at the Charger - a specific type of judo player - and give them a template on how to get stronger for their game. Workouts and schedule included.
Strength Training for Judo: Part 2 - The Turner
In part two of this five-part judo series we look at the Turner - a specific type of judo player - and give them a template on how to get stronger for their game. Workouts and schedule included.
Strength Training for Judo: Part 1 - Training Grip and Cardio
When it comes to training for judo it is different depending on the type of player you are. I'll go over the 3 styles, and also take a look at the common training needs of grip strength and cardio.
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