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This Month's Expert: Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa
TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK
Formiga shows us how he deals with an opponent who has established a De La Riva guard position and then achieves a superior grip on your lapel. It can be very difficult to break this grip and your knee is trapped from going to the mat like in the previous passes.....WATCH NOW >

Rafael Formiga Barbosa

Gameness


BJJ Lifestyle

REAL SUCCESS BEGINS WITH A DREAM

Dreams: Impossibly fragile. Easily discarded.

In our teens most of us stopped imagining a life of stardom, athletic achievement, or adventure when we decided others were more intelligent or talented or simply had opportunities denied us. Later, after landing our first real job, the cold weight of responsibility slowly crushed visions of incredible personal success.

Today when old longings occasionally resurface, out of self-preservation we push those thoughts back to where we assume they belong. .... READ NOW >

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Health and Nutrition

10 SUPPLEMENTS EVERY JIU-JITSU FIGHTER SHOULD BE TAKING

Why should I take supplements?
Ever since I began my training in the martial arts I’ve been looking for ways to help my body heal faster, become stronger and perform at its best. This has led me to study strength training, conditioning and in particular, nutrition.

A Jiu-jitsoka puts his body through much more stress than the average individual and is more likely to have deficiencies. We all know of the physical benefits of our training but sometimes we neglect to assess the physical costs. I’ve said it before - Jiu-Jitsu is hard on the body. The amount of vitamins and minerals lost through perspiration and the general taxation on our systems means that we need far more nutrition than the average individual to replenish our reserves and contribute to the repair and growth of our bodies’ tissues. ... READ NOW >

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