Jiu-Jitsu as Therapy

While I am certainly no expert on clinical therapy I do have a modicum of experience from formal education and internship in clinical psychology. For that reason I wanted to share my thoughts on the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for reducing anxiety and stress along with...

Breathing for BJJ and life

One of the most important aspects of jiu-jitsu is the ability to remain calm under pressure. If you have ever been trapped on the bottom of a larger opponent’s side control you have undoubtedly felt that tinge of panic and claustrophobia that come with it. The...
Hygiene Tips for Your BJJ Practice

Hygiene Tips for Your BJJ Practice

As all fighters know, hygiene is an important part of practicing martial arts. If you’re new to MMA or to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you should take some time to learn good hygiene practices. Here are some hygiene tips for your martial arts practice: Keep Your Gi Clean When...
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Finger Tape: What Grapplers Need to Know

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Finger Tape: What Grapplers Need to Know

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and it isn’t hard to see why. The grappling discipline provides practitioners with a means of making friends, getting in shape, and learning valuable self-defense...
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,...