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 »

The Importance of Good Footwork When Learning How to Box – Boxing Footwork

Boxing Footwork. When taking up the art of boxing there is a basic progression of ideas, techniques and strategies that you need to understand. First is your stance and foundation. If you are not solid in your stance it will be difficult to defend attacks and you will have no power or mobility with your… Read more »

9 Fight Tactics to Develop Winning Competitors

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Fight tactics are used by Martial Art competitors. It gives them a focus and overall strategy they need to win the fight. It does not matter whether you practice Muay Thai, MMA or Boxing; understanding these tactics are what will make you successful. Although these tactics are an essential key in developing winning competitors, the… Read more »

Take the Back the Ultimate Jiu Jitsu Strategy

Brazilian Jiu jitsu is fun game of strategy. You need to be fluid, relaxed and be able to respond with in a fraction of a second. Your responses are not always set for the immediate submission. Sometimes you are setting up a move that is two, three or four moves ahead. Having the skill set… Read more »

Ashton Kutcher vs. Conor McGregor in a Braziliian Jiu Jitsu Match Who Will be the Victor

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Ashton Kutcher vs. Conor McGregor. Everyone in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community knows who Master Rigan Machado is and what an impact he has had on the sport. Not only is his competition record so amazing that most jiu jitsu competitors stand in ahh of his success, but he has also made an amazing impact… Read more »

What does “OSS” mean?

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I heard one of my students ask an assistant instructor here at our academy What does “OSS” mean? He responded saying it is a display of respect. While yes this is true I thought it would make for a good article because I think many people in the BJJ and MMA communities are using this as… Read more »