Jiu-Jitsu

2015 Worlds: 6 emerging talents you need to watch for in Long Beach

There’s life below the black belt division and you know it. Of course the main focus is on the men and women that reached the highest ranking, but it is also important to take a careful look at the talents that are emerging and should be making headlines in the years to come. The 2015 […]

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Video: watch how Erberth Santos choked Rodrigo Cavaca for Brasileiros gold

Erberth Santos had a great showing this last weekend in Brazil.He won double gold in the superheavy and open class black belt division of the Brazilian Nationals.The superheavy final was maybe his finest moment, when he was able to choke world champion…

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Celebrate Leo Vieira’s birthday and watch how he beat Eddie Bravo at the 2003 ADCC

Leonardo Vieira is celebrating his 39th birthday this Monday, March 23. Two-time ADCC champion and also a world champion, not to mention many other glories, the leader of Checkmat has definitely made a name for himself. Protagonist of some of the most thrilling moments in grappling history, like the open class match up against Mark […]

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Lifestyle: Power Punch Vegan Chocolate Shake

Did you know that in the Aztec society, Cacao or chocolate was known as “food of the gods” and, it was recognized as a superior aliment reserved for warriors, nobility and priests? Today, dark chocolate and raw cacao are still considered superfoods high in manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus and antioxidants flavonols and theobromine. […]

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Learn 8 stretches to open up your hips for the gentle art

The most important part of a fighter’s body is his or her core. Strengthening your hips, abs, back and lower back is the best way to get in shape for Jiu-Jitsu. As a result of frequent training and physical preparation, your muscles tend to tighten up, making you stiffer in your practice sessions. Thus, while […]

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Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle: Smoothie or Juice, what’s healthier for you?

The true is smoothies and juices are both very good for you. However you will only enjoy the full benefits of each drink, if you understand the nutritional differences between one and the other. Although both drinks use raw ingredients, like fruits and vegetables, and because of that are filled with healthy nutrients, their preparation […]

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Feel the fear and do it anyway: the BJJ Mental Coach’s experience at the 2015 Pan

The 2015 Pan Jiu-Jitsu championship took place in Irvine, California from March 12th to the 14th. The pan is the largest IBJJF tournament with great competitors flying from all over the world. The level of the competition was very high, from blue to black belt, and from juvenile to all masters divisions. Even though I’m […]

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Gracie Diet: Optimize your performance in Jiu-Jitsu with a complex carbo-load

Jiu-Jitsu practitioners looking to improve athletic performance or every active person who would like to have more stamina and energy to work out should know that consuming carbohydrates is essential since they are the primary fuel for your body. According to sports dietetics specialist and columnist for www.active.com, Katie Jeffrey, “carbohydrates are key for maximum […]

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ADCC transfers setting from Manaus to São Paulo for 2015 event

After months of negotiations and uncertainties, the Abu Dhabi Combat Championship, classic No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu tournament, confirmed Sao Paulo as the setting for the 2015 installment, on August 28-30. São Paulo was the site of the 2003 ADCC, the first time that the event, created in 1998, came out of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the […]

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