Drilling technique to warm up

the best way to warm up

There is a big debate among instructors and students alike as to what is the best way to warm up.  Even at the academy that I teach at there is no consensus.  I’m not going to hit all the points in this post but only to state my opinion. The best way to warm up is to start slowly with drills to move the body and then slowly ramp up from there to positional sparring. Little by little increasing the

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Over training is real

Overtraining in Jiu Jitsu is a real serious condition that many instructors and students don’t talk about.  I can’t name too many sports were the norm is be in a constant state of over training as much as the sport/art of Jiu Jitsu  In fact, this ideal of needing to train twice a day or more has been blown out of proportion.   Some of the best guys in the world may be able to follow this type of training regiment

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Recovering from injuries

recovering from injuries in jiu jitsu

Recovering from injuries Part of any athletic endeavor is dealing with injuries. It doesn’t matter how good you become injuries will always come up and usually when you least expect them to.  Luckily, there are many ways to preemptively deal with such injuries through adding a strength and conditioning program, maintaining mobility, and adding other healthy habits can go a long way in keeping your body running smoothly.  Jiu Jitsu especially attracts a lot of injuries with its small movements

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