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More Conditioning Exercises to Enhance Jiu-Jitsu

As we continue to look at more ways for you to enhance your BJJ training, we explore alternatives to the traditional gym workout. While getting in the gym and lifting, running, and sparring can really improve your performance, thinking outside the box and finding new ways to challenge your body can help you develop increased…
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Conditioning Exercises to Enhance Jiu-Jitsu

Are you bordering on burnout with your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) training? Are you tired of intense training sessions that don't seem to be getting you anywhere? If you answered yes then you may be missing out on one of the best kept secrets in BJJ training - cross training. Mixing up how you condition your…
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Why Swimming Is Good for MMA Training

When it comes to MMA training, most fighters think of hitting the gym, squaring up against the heavy bag, or jumping rope. However, more and more fighters can be found hitting the pool as a way to get in a great workout without the super high intensity of a round at the gym or sparring…
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How to Speed up Recovery

When you are recovering from an injury or experiencing extreme post workout soreness not being able to work out at your usual level can be frustrating. However, there are alternatives to rigorous workouts that will help you recover more quickly and have you back to your regular training intensity in no time. Being proactive in…
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Most Common BJJ Armbar Mistakes

While the armbar may be one of the most common BJJ submission techniques, performing this move correctly is essential. Making silly errors while attempting to complete this submission move is enough to cost you a victory over your opponent. There are three common errors that make your armbar easy for your opponent to defeat. If…
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How to Execute Jiu‐Jitsu Armbars

Did you know that armbarring is meant to injure your opponents elbow joint? However, when performed with enough force and using the proper technique, it is possible to break the radius and ulnar bones in your opponent's forearm. The armbar technique is one that demonstrates the utility and versatility of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Here…
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Why Children Should Train in Martial Arts During Summer Break

Summer is here, and that means that across the Raleigh area parents will soon be hearing a chorus of "I'm bored!" escaping from their children's lips. Combating boredom this summer can be both fun and educational when you choose to enroll your child in martial arts classes. Studying martial arts gives your child a chance…
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Martial Arts Injury Prevention Tips for Parents

Allowing your child to participate in martial arts means that there is a chance that he or she could get hurt. While the instructors do their very best to minimize the risks to their students, injuries and accidents do happen. Following these tips can help ensure that your child's martial arts experience is both fun…
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