Finger, Wrist, and Elbow Self-Care for Grip Fighters and Keyboard Warriors

They tell me jiu-jitsu is the gentle art, but the jiu-jiteiros I talk to are always complaining about something hurting. Perhaps the most common problems are grip-related issues, like jammed fingers, pinchy wrists, an...
Matt Kirtley
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Where to Begin Your Mobility Training?

When starting a mobility program, you can quickly get overwhelmed figuring out where to start and what to do. No ready-made routine will work for everyone, but we can lay out what goals are common to almost everyone, ...
Matt Kirtley
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Tips for a Kickass Comeback

Time off the mats does not need to be time wasted. Nelson tells the story of how a few surprises (like the early arrival of his son) took him out of training for 3 months, but he found a way to make the most of it. G...
Nelson Puentes
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Starting a Daily Mobility Practice: Controlled Articular Rotations [Part 3]

You can start improving the joint mobility today without any special gizmos or crazy poses. In his latest blog post, Matt breaks down Controlled Articular Rotations and why you should be doing them every damn day.
Matt Kirtley
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Myth Busting Stretching [Part 2]

Matt separates truth from fiction in the latest post in his on-going series on mobility training for BJJ athletes. Read it today and enlighten yourself.
Matt Kirtley
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Laying the Groundwork for a Mobility Practice [Part 1]

Are flexibility and mobility the same thing? When and how should you stretch for BJJ? In this first post in a new series on mobility training for BJJ, Matt answer these questions and clears up common confusions about...
Matt Kirtley
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Breath and Rib Training for BJJ

Samantha Faulhaber, FRCms, FRAs, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and mobility specialist, and she’s back with a new article and video on breath and rib training!
Samantha Faulhaber
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Building a Bigger Engine for BJJ

I often hear high level practitioners recommend against conditioning outside of BJJ, that the only thing you should be doing to improve your cardio for jiu-jitsu is more jiu-jitsu. While there is some truth to this if...
Nelson Puentes
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3 Panda-Certified Hip-Openers

Jiu-jitsu hips can lead to big physical challenges later. Shawna has some yoga tips to help.
Shawna Rodgers
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Four of Nelson’s Favorite Mobility Movements

Check out Nelson's mobility routine for healthy hips, knees, ankles, and maybe going Super Saiyan.
Nelson Puentes
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The Yoga Solution to BJJ Shoulders

Shoulders are a bummer, so Shawna is back with a yoga perspective on opening this problem joint.
Shawna Rodgers
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5 Death Grips & Wrist Lock Defenses

Grip and wrist health are critical to jiu-jitsu. In this new blog, Shawna Rodgers shares a yoga perspective on staying in peak form.
Shawna Rodgers
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