martial arts

I competed at my first tournament as a purple belt on Saturday, and I took second place in the division.
This week I took it easy and focused on getting ready for my next tournament this weekend.
I am happy with my experience at Worlds, and after competing ten times this past year, it is time to rest and get ready for 2015.
Every second of every day has been occupied by something I had to do for school or the gym this week, but I'm ready to take on the challenges.
After winning gold last weekend, I’m feeling pretty confident as I get ready to head out to Masters Worlds this week.
Thirteen weeks of training hard came to an end this week. I'm happy with the progress I've made and ready to compete.
These three principles have helped me stay on the mats and be successful in tournaments this year.
Performance is everywhere. Interviewing for a job. Competing in a fitness competition. In order to succeed, you must be prepared.
It's midterm time at school, so of course all of my teachers decided they needed to give us one last test or quiz. Training is keeping me sane through it all.
My BJJ training schedule has undergone some changes and I am already beginning to reap the benefits.
Getting better at BJJ comes down to one thing - being able to train consistently for a long period of time. But this doesn't mean training TOO much.
I competed in the IBJJF No-Gi Pan Am tournament on Saturday, and I ended up falling short. But I still learned from it.
Your black belt does not turn you into a Zen-spouting superhero, but the process is transformative and rewarding.
You won't hurt yourself by engaging in this sword-fighting sport - as long as you know how to be en garde.
How my attempts to remove excess earwax on my own helped me to realize how unique the lifestyle of the BJJ athlete is.
This past week has definitely been a burner for me. We’ve been drilling and rolling nonstop, and I’m making sure every minute of training counts.
The Air gi has a minimalist design and is lightweight, attractive, and built to last - a perfect gi for training in warm weather.