Lifestyle

10 lessons from brothers Carlos and Helio Gracie to have an inspired 2016

What could be better than to have 10 drops of wisdom from the founding fathers of Jiu-Jitsu. We selected five phrases from Carlos and five phrases from Helio to inspire you to have a great year of 2016 on and off the mats. Enjoy! Helio Gracie: “Never stop improving yourself. I am 92 years old and…

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10 presents every Jiu-Jitsu player would love to get from Santa

Christmas is upon us and we thought of preparing a list for those who still haven’t decided what to ask good old Santa (or Father Christimas). Of course, our list is Jiu-Jitsu related, so don’t expect finding an Iphone 6s, a PS4 or that gorgeous Prada handbag. All itens go in the direction of making you a…

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10 reasons to ditch laziness and work harder on your Jiu-Jitsu in 2016

Another year is over, so it’s time to set new goals for the next period. Maybe you weren’t as dedicated as you should be in the past 365 days, so we put together 10 reasons why you should put your act together and give the gentle art that special effort. The benefits will be overwhelmingly…

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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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