3 grip strengtheing movements by Travis Stevens

Last week while I was on YT I saw this sweet video by Travis stevens. Grip strength is super important for us grapplers cos a strong grip can really help you out when going for chokes and grip fighting. HEre are a few more grip strengthening exercises you can do in the gym. Now these
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Competition Mindset for Judo and BJJ

I saw this video on Youtube and loved everything he said about training specifically for your sport. So many judoka play judo and don’t actually train specifically for competition and then realise why they don’t win. But they don’t win because most the week they are
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Top 10 core exercises for Judoka

So in this video below I have included a video by MMA coach Funk roberts. And yo may be asking “Matt your title says top 10 exercises for Judoka but you showed an MMa video.” But the answer is simple. MMA, Grappling boxing, Judo, BJJ it’s all the same. We need to hav
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2 Great core workouts for grapplers

Abs strength is vital for us grapplers. Core strength helps with: injury prevention power development power transfer move faster be stronger roational strength lower back strength stability balance and more Both of these abs workouts are from MMA coach Funk Roberts from the Core Stren
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Yoga for Grapplers

Here are the Top 9 benefits for  Yoga for grapplers: Lesser injuries. Better breathing [huge!] Better use of energy, so you can spar more. Moving smoother and quicker. Increased flexibility, of course. More powerful submissions and being able to hold them much longer. Improved balance
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This strangle choked me unconscious

A few years ago I was doing a ton of no gi Brazilian Jiujitsu and started to think I was getting pretty good at newaza. Which was true, I was getting pretty good. But the problem was I was getting good at no gi, and NOT gi. I entered one of the big Judo comps in Australia and although
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The danger of supplementing Newaza for Brazilian Jiujitsu

I started Brazilian Jiujitsu about 8 years ago and at the time I didn’t really know much about it. The only real run ins I had with BJJ guys was when I saw Dave Camarillo Flying armbar my coach at the US open. This one event changed my view of BJJ. Before that I had been sucked into t
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Sandbag training for grapplers

Ever since my son Rocky was born I have been really strapped for time, so I decided to start doing some sandbag conditoning movements at home. So I went down t the local hardware store, grabbed some sand and a bag and made my own sandbag. Then I started doing some of my own sandbag wo
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Matts BJJ fights last weekend

Last weekend I fought in a BJJ comp and here are my matches: This next match I lost very quickly via a ankle lock that was more a knee bar. I won both my first gi match and first no-gi match with a close side juji gatame, the exact same as the armbar video below:
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