The Benefits of Exercise for People with PTSD

The Benefits of Exercise for People with PTSD

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) tend to have low rates of exercise. This may explain why many people with PTSD have been found to be at high risk for a number of physical health problems. These physical health problems include obesity, heart disease,...
Fighter Spotlight: Dominick Cruz

Fighter Spotlight: Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz is an American Mixed Martial Artist and fights in the bantamweight division. He participates in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was the final bantamweight titleholder of World Extreme Cagefighting, and is a two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion. Cruz is...
Under Pressure: Coaching Students in the Heat of the Moment

Under Pressure: Coaching Students in the Heat of the Moment

The number of reasons why I began dedicating so much of my time to coaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is endless. The art is so multifaceted: your mind and body are both so fully engaged, and observing students refine these skills and push themselves in the right direction...
Tips for Older Jiu Jitsu Practitioners

Tips for Older Jiu Jitsu Practitioners

Training as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner at an older age comes with a unique set of challenges. However, these challenges can be mediated through the following tips, which will help you continue to improve at Jiu Jitsu even when you are no longer in your 20s....
Jiu-Jitsu and Suffering

Jiu-Jitsu and Suffering

Jiu-Jitsu is the way of the warrior, and every warrior must endure a path of suffering. To be clear, suffering is not a burden, but more a blessing. As a general rule, many view hardship, pain, and failure as negative stressors on their lives. When you learn to view...
Injury & Recovery As An Athlete

Injury & Recovery As An Athlete

Athletes make up a group of elite people in the world, who are often in the best physical shape of their lives. From MMA fighters to soccer players, the skill and perseverance needed to compete is bountiful. This said, a major pitfall of athleticism is prone to...