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 »

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 »

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 »

Coconut Water For Fight Training

by Coach Erik N. Coconut water can be an indispensable tool for martial artists who are doing serious fight training.  We all know that it’s important to stay properly hydrated when exercising.  Coconut water, for some fighters, is a much better choice than plain water. There’s an old saying that states that good fighters don’t… Read more »

Political Jiu Jitsu: Turn Strength into a Weakness

Political Jiu Jitsu has been defined as turning an enemy’s strength into a weakness.  Taking an opponent’s criticism and using it against them is another example. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of news articles relating to the upcoming elections.  I’ve noticed a couple of instances where Jiu Jitsu was thusly used as a metaphor…. Read more »