Improve your BJJ from Home

For some, the need to improve your jiu jitsu game does not start and stop at the gym door. Every hour of the day is an opportunity to get better at BJJ. Even for those of us with the most busy schedules, a small donation of time in the present can pay future dividends to your game.    Flexibility is a key factor in BJJ, and the more you have the better many would agree. Replicating stretching your gym does or looking up stretching/yoga workouts online can all add to your overall flexibility development.   Drilling solo drills that the [...]

By |2020-04-18T18:55:19+00:00April 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flexibility Benefits

Stretching is, and always will be a part of every great fitness and exercise regimen. There are very few sports out there that do not benefit greatly from some kind of flexibility training and maintenance.    Benefits from flexibility not only stem from conventional gains, such as an ability to reach farther, flex or reflex a leg further, or even back and neck range of motion. Flexibility training can also affect one's ability to avoid injury during training, and even everyday life. Preemptively conditioning both ligaments and muscles to better negotiate stress and fatigue.    Flexibility training or stretching can [...]

By |2020-02-17T21:38:21+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Is Muay Thai a good workout?

Traditional Brazilian Muay Thai classes are something that have been around for quite a long time. In cities like Curitiba, Brazil Muay Thai classes are one of the most popular ways to stay in shape. A place for friends and family to meet in the evenings to build the Muay Thai skill set, socialize, and get an amazing total body workout.   A traditional Muay Thai class consists of a warm-up involving flexibility training, body weight exercises, shadow boxing, and many other creative body movements to help develop not only strength and flexibility, but also specific skill sets.   Warm-ups [...]

By |2020-02-17T21:38:42+00:00October 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Weight Loss for Combat Sports

The scale can be a real burden for any combat sports competitor. Large, unforgiving weight divisions can leave someone stuck between two weight classes, 10 pounds too heavy and 15 pounds light. The amount of resources on weight loss is almost overwhelming. Between TV ad fad diets, misinformation on the internet, and bad advice from fellow gym members, harmful weight loss practices can unfortunately be found in many gyms and online forums. Your best resource is an accredited dietitian, particularly one that has had previous experience with nutrition for combat sport athletes. Be critical of advice you hear from an [...]

By |2020-02-17T21:38:58+00:00August 25th, 2019|MMA|0 Comments

What is Vale Tudo?

Translated literally from Portuguese, Vale Tudo indicates “Anything Goes” in a competitive combat sport setting. At first glance this may seem more alarming than it actually is, with the phrase “anything goes” referring to the absence of restrictions on hand to hand fighting style and technique with no holds barred. Essentially, there is the smallest rule-set that restricts the fighters’ in technique in Vale Tudo when compared to other combat sport competition formats. For instance, in Boxing kicking or grappling techniques are not permitted, only striking with the frontal part of the fist. “Anything goes”  in the sense of style [...]

By |2020-02-17T21:39:16+00:00July 24th, 2019|MMA|0 Comments