Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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Injury is a fact of the grappler's life. But how should we handle it if WE are the reason a training partner gets injured?
Here's a recap of my PanAms experience, and an explanation of "competus interruptus," as well as what's in store for me soon in Abu Dhabi!
Not all of us can be the best in the world at Brazilian jiu-jitsu. But all of us can make a meaningful contribution to the sport if we want to.
If I'm not dialed in mentally, the rest of my training goes out the window. I'm working on communicating positively with myself!
You can find a BJJ tournament any time of year, but there are some events that draw lots of big names and big action. The event scheduled the end of this month in Irvine, CA, is one such tournament.
What do they say - behind every silver lining is a dark cloud? They lived happily ever after, until the honeymoon period wore off? My first Athlete Journal entry.
It's competition season for grapplers, and I am getting ready for several upcoming tournaments. In the coming weeks, I'm going to write about my preparation - come along for the ride!
Not sure where to start learning? Start small. Over time, enough manageable chunks will take us farther than we ever thought possible. In anything.
I asked some grapplers how and why they got started in BJJ, to continue to try to explain that elusive “X-factor.” Read on for the stories of some of my fellow disciples.
Animal House reminds us "fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life." Add to this "arrogant" and "entitled." And read on to start accessing your humility.
In my experience, my relationship with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has had many of the trappings of a marriage. What's your relationship like? Extended honeymoon or separate bedrooms?
How do you prepare for battle? Many competitors have rituals they follow to get them in the best physical and mental state. Do any of these descriptions fit your pre-contest rituals?