BJJ

New to BJJ? This collection of articles is a beginner's guide to choosing an academy, being a good partner, and even surviving socially.
Because I view everything in terms of what life has to teach me about BJJ and vice versa, I found some parallels between the fun I had at karaoke and the lessons I try to learn as a grappler.
If you train in BJJ or MMA then you know that the right pair of grappling shorts make a big difference. Here are the five best shorts, based on performance, durability, and construction.
I had so much fun writing my last piece about things I wish I had known when I started BJJ, that I decided to write about five more things I wish I had known. Sadly, that turned out to be quite easy.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: BJJ, Grok, 52 ways to get off the floor, and more!
In addition to his bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships, Josh won silver in 2011 and bronze in 2010. When he returned from Long Beach, CA, we sat down and talked about his experience.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: yoga for athletes, nutrition, Olympic weightlifting, Dan John, and more!
I’ve been thinking about how little I knew when I first began training BJJ. In the spirit of helping newcomers to the sport, here’s a list of 5 things I wish I had known when I first started.
Recently I've been reflecting on my propensity for violence, but what I've realized is that I simply like real things. I like feeling like a human being and interacting on a primal, authentic level.
Another BJJ Mundial has passed and once again I feel both exhilarated and depressed. And I just watched this time. Here's what the Mundial means to me. What does it do for you?
Redstar is a Canadian manufacturer located in Toronto, Ontario that has designed its gis for the taller, slimmer athlete.
Many of the stereotypes in the grappling world about one or the other gender are often not necessarily accurate, in that the behaviors can be widely characteristic of both sexes.
I have developed the following bodyweight circuit for use in class during a warm-up or for students to do at home. It is made up of seven exercises with repetitions done for one minute each.
To me the fistbump or handslap that begins a sparring session in BJJ means more than just, "I'm ready to begin." It signifies a pact between two teammates for a bigger goal.
While it's great to have passion about your fitness, it's not healthy for the long-term to act like you're headed for the Olympics. It's time to look at the big picture.
People new to martial arts might not realize how a healthy school should operate and might accidentally wind up at a toxic club with negative, even dangerous behavior. Here's how to assess your club.
Many combat athletes are still afraid of becoming "muscle-bound," but building muscle is important for fighting. Here's why to do it and how to do it properly.