Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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I recently watched "Enter the Dragon" for the first time ever. Finally, I understood it's universal appeal, and how badass the fight scenes are. Bruce Lee and his movie are timeless for a reason.
I often solicit advice from coaches and teammates, and sometimes I offer opinions to others about their training. Here are 2 tips that will serve you well, as either advice giver or receiver.
A fundamental movement pattern that helps BJJ practitioners learn the use of the hips is called, variously, the “shrimp,” the “elbow escape,” and the “hip escape.” Here's how to drill the movement.
Our survival instincts aren't always the most useful thing when it comes to our training. In fact, we may be putting ourselves in danger, by choice, on a daily basis in the gym.
I work hard at self-awareness. I find it to be helpful to my learning process as an athlete. I discovered I always follow the same 5 step process of breakdown and awareness. It's ugly, but it works.
Matt Polly wrote a new book on his experience going from everyday Joe to an MMA fighter. Find out what he learned about the sport and himself in the process.
Duane Stevenson coaches from his crutches and fights from his wheelchair, and he feels like a lucky man. Learn about Duane, his MMA school, and what he really teaches people.
Rami Genauer started off as a regular MMA fan, until he became obsessed. Since there were no fight statistics available he founded FightMetric and now you can know every detail about every fight.
Sometimes it can be difficult to set aside your own ego when a training partner is showing theirs in full-force. Here are five tips for dealing with those moments when you want to put your BJJ to use.
I want to feel good about my training, but I inherently need to be dissatisfied with my current level in order to strive to get better. This journey often weighs on me when I am training.
As someone who fears the dark and enclosed spaces, caving sounds like my own personal ninth circle of hell. But so does BJJ to some folks. So what is the allure of caving, and why do people do it?
Have you ever wanted to punch someone but also challenge him or her to a game of strategy? Have you ever had difficulty deciding whether to use brawn or brain? If so, chess boxing may be for you.