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Valentine’s Day is approaching and if you haven’t gotten anything yet for the Jiu-Jitsu honey in your life, here’s a nice easy list that can make their heart beat a little faster for you. And if you’re spending Valentine’s Day solo, who says you can’t enjoy these things for yourself? It’s a day for love, so if Jiu-Jitsu is the love of your life, these items are sure to keep that flame burning ;) Supplements:Every Jiu-Jitsu fighter can use supplements to help support a healthy body fit for everyday training and preparation for upcoming competition. Keeping joints happy to muscle...

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For those of us fortunate to have a partner that trains, mat time is a great way to grow the relationship.  Sharing the passion of jiu-jitsu can bring a couple closer together as they spend extra time together in training.  Traveling together for tournaments turn into mini vacations and dinner conversations revolve around technique and upcoming matches. So you are cutting weight for a tournament and your significant other got you a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day.  Perfect gift right?  Most partners of jiu-jitsu practitioners understand that although thoughtful, this might not be the best gift for a “hangry” partner! Jiu-jitsu practitioners’ partners are definitely...

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Here are a few tips from my run that might help you younger or less experienced competitors not fall into the same traps I did.Don't Forget: You should not forget that tournaments are an all-day affair. I constantly see competitors running sprints, and drilling hard. They sometimes prefer hours before competing only to cool off again and sit back down. All such up and down activities zap your psychological state to a frenzy and burn your energy reserves. It should only take 10 minutes to warm up before your match. Better to relax and be ready to go on short...

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In life, we all become happy when we accomplish something. In activities such as BJJ training, getting yourself a BJJ purple belt at any age is a good impression but getting a purple belt for 72-year-old Roberto Aguilar was one of the greatest accomplishments in his life. Responding after receiving the purple belt, Roberto termed it as ‘unbelievable'.   Of course, BJJ is one of the sporting activities that is physically and mentally challenging for young people. In the case of Aguilar, we expect it to be more challenging given his age. However, Aguilar says he had to find his own...

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How much are you willing to give up to start over? The New Year is around the corner and we all want to switch the old habits with new ones. January 1st is a whimsical date to start something fresh- after being inspired by the holiday cheers and New Year momentum.

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