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Everything You Need To Know About Combat Sports Strength & Conditioning, Sport Science

Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), Wrestler, BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and undefeated MMA fighter. You can find Mark Lajhner’s FREE MMA course Here. Today I’m interviewing my friend Mladen Jovanovic from www.ComplementaryTraining.netwhich is a website dedicated to high […]

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Matt Hughes On The Road To Full Recovery

    Legendary mma figure Matt Hughes was struck by an oncoming train in his pick up truck earlier last month. After showing minor improvements he was taken off the ventilator and resumed breathing on his own with only his family allowed visits. Now Pat Miletich  – his former trainer and friend is vouching for […]

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Travis Stevens To Face ADCC Champion in Jiu-Jitsu Sub Only Match

MARKUS SCHREIBER/ASSOCIATED PRESS Travis Stevens will be competing again in a BJJ superfight and this time against a BJJ world and ADCC champion: Yuri Simoes. FloGrappling broke the news first: 2016 silver medalist judoka Travis Stevens, who’s also a Renzo Gracie black belt in jiu-jitsu, will make his submission-only debut on August 12. The match […]

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Scissor Sweep for BJJ White Belts (Try These Adjustments)

    The Scissor Sweep is one of the first Sweeps from Guard that most BJJ White Belts learn. And in a recent video where I covered some simple adjustments to the Keylock. Several of the White Belts that watch the channel asked for some tips on some of the really basic Brazilian Jiu-jitsu techniques […]

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Rigan Machado: ‘Train Systema, It Will Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu’

  Systema (Система, literally meaning The System) is a Russian martial art. Training includes, but is not limited to: hand-to-hand combat, grappling, knife fighting, and firearms training. Training involves drills and sparring without set kata. In Systema, the body has to be free of tensions, filled with endurance, flexibility, effortless movement, and explosive potential; the “spirit” […]

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Judo Kid Subdues A Hooligan in Supermarket Scuffle

  In bjj we often talk about how important it is to have proper stand up in addition to ground game. Incidents like the one attached below are exactly why instructors often tell us to not sidetrack that part of our game. A video from Holland that was recently taken goes on to prove this […]

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Buchecha Has Benched MMA Career, Waiting for a Quality Offer

    Marcus Almeida Buchecha is easily one of the most decorated athletes in bjj. However in spite of announcing mma transition sometime in 2016 things aren’t going smoothly. Buchecha also talked how differently he’s approaching the Roger Gracie match 4 years later. Here’s what Buchecha said just several hours ago: Five years later, Marcus […]

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Invisible Jiu-Jitsu: What is It & Does It Really Make a Difference?

In their 200th episode, the best BJJ podcast Grappling central interviewed the man who many consider to be the greatest BJJ Black Belt of all time: Grandmaster Rickson Gracie talks about controlling your breathing, teaching Jiu-Jitsu to anyone, managing fear and his thoughts on honor in modern society. Side note: This was recorded just days […]

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Keith Owen: We Need To Teach Students To Be Better People

      Keith Owen lives in Boise Idaho and is a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Legendary 8th degree Gracie Black Belt Professor Pedro Sauer. He recently talked to Grappling Central Podcast, one of the best jiu-jitsu podcasts out there and conversed on a variety of controversial subjects. “(Jiu JItsu) is […]

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