Ground Cardio for Jiu Jitsu
So here is a harsh truth a lot of people find out when they try Jiu Jitsu for the first time: ground cardio is totally different from regular…Keep reading
Could Tai Chi Benefit Combat Athletes?
When I decided to study martial arts, I knew it was going to be a commitment. So naturally, I researched all the different styles of fighting out there…Keep reading
My Relationship with Jiu Jitsu Tournaments
So this past weekend was the toughest, most grueling and anticipated of all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tournaments, the IBJJF Worlds. The event unfolded over 5 days, running…Keep reading
A Quick Update
Hello dear readers, fellow martial artists and other curious passers through. Firstly, I wanted to tell all of you I am super grateful to each of you for…Keep reading
Combat Sports vs Self-Defense
So there is this idea that adding a sports competition element to the martial arts can actually hurt or undermine the efficacy of the self-defense aspect. I’ve heard…Keep reading
Meditation on Mental Elasticity
One of the best compliments I’ve received in martial arts in the past few years came from a Jiu Jitsu brown belt at my gym. We’ll call him…Keep reading
How to Choose the Right Martial Arts School
So you are thinking about getting involved in martial arts. Great! But where do you start? By what method do you judge a potential martial arts academy, aside…Keep reading
Reasons NOT to do Combat Sports
Oh hey everybody. A while back, I wrote an article about my reasons for doing martial arts. Typically, I use the terms “martial arts” and “combat sports” interchangeably.…Keep reading
Original Artwork – RollBot
Being a Jiu Jitsu practitioner can suck when there’s no one to drill or roll with. Luckily, some sociopath I mean genius invented RollBot, a semi-sentient automaton who…Keep reading
Trying Out the 5 x 5 Weight Routine
The journey to gain proficiency in a martial art is rewarding but difficult. One key aspect is you must consistently train as much as you can. But whether…Keep reading
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