Detoxification Qigong

Detoxification Qigong 1.) Opening salutation a.) open with feet connect with breath 3 powers (humanity, earth, universe) b.) raise hands to greet the universe and lower pay homage to earth, sun etc…be happy to stand in the space you are in c.) circle L to R into gungfu salute R foot stays straight -symbolizes the… Read more »

How to treat Cauliflower ear

How to treat Cauliflower ear. If you’ve spent any time around the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, chances are you’ve noticed that some students, particularly those with years of experience, tend to have lumpy, misshapen ears. This is a condition commonly known as cauliflower ear. Prevalent among grapplers of all types, this condition is typically viewed… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Strategy

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Strategy. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective self-defense system. Unfortunately, BJJ’s self-defense applications are often ignored in today’s competition-focused environment. This isn’t meant to disparage BJJ competitions, as they’re a great way to test your skills and evaluate your progress. However, we should always keep in mind BJJ’s original purpose and devote… Read more »

BJJ hip mobility

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BJJ hip mobility. Nearly every technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires efficient hip mobility. Generally speaking, this refers to the ability of the hip joint.  To move through its entire range of motion without pain or discomfort. Perhaps the most obvious technique requiring good hip mobility is the hip escape. The hip escape is a fundamental grappling… Read more »

How to Avoid Back Pain and Get the Most out of Your Bjj Training

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How to Avoid Back Pain and Get the Most out of Your Bjj Training. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a safe and healthy form of exercise, but it can also be rough on the body. A common ailment among BJJ students is lower back pain. Back pain in BJJ is usually caused by positions and movements that… Read more »

Chan Ssu Chin

Chan Ssu Chin Comes from Chen Tai Chi 1. Learn external movements 2. Then study internal Silk Reeling Cocoon (Training exercises) • Silk represents the way in which the energy flows through the body • Cocoon represents your waist, as it rotates on its axis • Chan Ssu= silk reeling cocoon • Chin= internal flowing… Read more »

The importance of Muay Thai as a mental training tool

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Muay Thai as a Mental Training tool… The importance of Muay Thai as a mental training tool. Exercise has multiple different meanings and can go beyond a simple hour of movement. Developing a symbiotic relationship can reshape your entire workout and give you better results. When exercise becomes a means of reshaping your body, rather… Read more »

It’s Not About How Hard You Can Roll in Jiu Jitsu…

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It’s Not About How Hard You Can Roll in Jiu Jitsu… One of the things that separates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from other martial arts is the ability of practitioners to use 100% effort during sparring. This also happens to be one of the reasons the art is so effective. It allows students to test their skills… Read more »

Fight Training Nutrition: The Weigh-In for Competition

Fight Training Nutrition: Background on the Weigh-In   Fight training nutrition plays an important role through all phases of training, but it’s arguably the most important before, during, and after the weigh-in. High-level Boxing and MMA competitions are more likely to have weigh-ins the day before the fight.  Weigh-Ins for Muay Thai can happen the… Read more »

Fight Training Nutrition: Carbs Versus Fats

by Coach Erik N. We often  think of carbs and fats as being unhealthy.  However, in the proper context, carbs and fats both play a crucial role in any athlete’s fight training nutrition regimen. The key is to know when it’s appropriate to eat them, and which kinds of carbs and fats are the best…. Read more »