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Fundamentals Of Powerlifting Louie Simmons Instructional Review

Do you want to get strong? How strong? If being stronger than an Ox, and denser than a brick house is your goal, then powerlifting is what you need to be looking towards. If you also happen to be one of those grapplers that don’t mind fighting in the highest weight divisions, then powerlifting is …

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BJJ Home Workout Series: Fat Loss Training

Part two of our BJJ Home workout series is all about getting some fat off of you. Compared to all the other parts of these series, whether it is flexibility, grappling specific, muscle gain or something else, fat loss is the hardest of the bunch. Let’s be honest, fat loss is always difficult. Still, when …

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Best No-Gi Gear For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires specific training gear. When it comes to Gi training, it as easy as getting a few Gis and all the supportive training gear you might need. When it comes to training NO-Gi, things are a bit different though. No-Gi gear is different, and much more diverse than Gi training gear. At …

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BJJ Gym Rules: The Things You Have To Know

Feeling happy in the academy you train at is not just deepened on how the academy fits you. you also need to fit the Academy, or, better said, fit into the academy. Sometimes it’ll take a bit of work to get there, but in the end, it is all worth it. BJJ should be trained …

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BJJ Hair: How To Deal With And Care For Long Hair In Grappling

Not everyone will be able to relate to this article. Those that will, however, will find it useful at the very least. If you’ve never rolled, or even trained technique with long hair, you have no idea how much of a struggle it can be. It is not just about being a nuisance, three’s also …

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Managing BJJ Pain And Chronic Inflammation For Grapplers

The life of a grappler is a life in pain. Joints ache, there are weird muscle spasms, knees lock up, ears are all twisted and there’s at least one bruise per week somewhere on the face (not to mention the rest of the body). But life doesn’t have to be that way. BJJ pain is …

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How To Be Safe In BJJ During Hard Rolls On Open Mats

What is the number one thing that annoys you on the mats? I’ll help, it has to do with open mats and rolling. Let me help you even more – it has to do with lots of people rolling on the mats at the same time. Yeah, you got it – the rolling collisions. IF …

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The BJJ X Pass – Loose Guard Passing At Its Best 

Getting past the legs of a supine opponent in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most difficult things you’ll do. If you look at any BJJ match or roll, you’ll notice that here’s a pass vs. guard battle at some point, if not throughout the entire match/roll. The nature of the sport means that one …

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The Mandatory 5 Phases Of White Belt BJJ Practitioners

White belts really have their work cut out for them. No matter how much I try to introduce them to BJJ through intro classes, or a special couple of month-long groups where they learn ultra-fundamental stuff, they’re lost when the people that are even a bit more experienced than them. Then comes rolling and everything …

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BJJ Attitude: Be a Martial Artist On And Off The Mats

Very often people talk about respect, loyalty, and all the other stuff in martial arts. It all has to do with the perception of martial arts we have in the western world. As you probably know, most martial arts have roots in the eastern civilizations, who have quite different values philosophies, and customs. For them, …

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