Balancing strength training with jiu jitsu

Balancing strength training with my Jiu Jitsu training is no easy task. On an average day, I might roll for 2 hours. Teach a couple of classes for another hour each, and maybe do a private lesson on top of that. All that training can add up over the course of a week. Leading to many instructors and competitors to overwork themselves. Whenever you over train or push your body too hard is exactly when bad things will happen. Bad things

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Why do Jiu Jitsu competitors transition to MMA?

I first wrote about this topic in a guest post I did last year, The Next Great American Champion, but it’s still very relevant today. It’s not easy to make it in Jiu Jitsu. But it’s definitely getting easier. When I was coming up the ranks. I never thought that I would be doing Jiu Jitsu as a career. It was just a hobby that I was really passionate about. However, I still went to school and worked while I

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Developing your guard to the next level

Playing guard for a beginning student isn’t easy. In fact, starting a new activity or study comes with a lot of trial and error. In Jiu Jitsu, that means a lot of tapping. From Giving feedback: Getting feedback from training partners and instructors is an important aspect in the life of a martial artist. Feedback is how we correct holes in our games. Feedback is how we help our training partners get better. Feedback keeps us honest and humble. I

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