Eddie Bravo And Rickson Gracie Talk Muddy Waters

Rickson Gracie and Eddie Bravo

This video features rubber guard mastermind Eddie Bravo and Rickson Gracie, living vale-tudo (full-contact unarmed combat) legend with UFC commentator (and black belt under Eddie) Joe Rogan. It’s behind the scenes action from the Joe Rogan Experience #524 podcast. To the general public, Rickson’s probably the least well known of the three, but arguably the … Read moreEddie Bravo And Rickson Gracie Talk Muddy Waters

BJJ Pre-Workout Smoothie

Banana Honey in a BJJ Pre-Workout Smoothie

This post will take about 2 min to read and will cover nutrition recommendation for BJJ fighters, one of my favorite pre-workout green smoothie recipes and the benefits of each ingredient. Our BJJ Pre-Workout Smoothie is formulated for the endurance athlete A BJJ practice is grueling and endurance based. Therefore, BJJ fighters nutrient requirements differ … Read moreBJJ Pre-Workout Smoothie

3 Unexpected Supplements for Fighters

Search “supplements for fighters” on Google and you’ll find the typical results – creatine, protein, maybe caffeine or vitamin D. In the spirit of underappreciated traits of combat athletes, I’d like to present 3 supplements for mma, bjj, and muay thai fighters, wrestler, boxers and other combat athletes that fly under the radar, but have … Read more3 Unexpected Supplements for Fighters

[Live Technique Break Down] Lateral Drop from the Clinch

In today’s feature let’s take a look at Alistair Overeem vs Shogun Rua from Pride Final Conflict 2005. In this category of posts, I take one great fight (recent, or historic) and break down a single technique from that fight. That said, here’s Shogun attempting a lateral drop on Overeem:     What a beast … Read more[Live Technique Break Down] Lateral Drop from the Clinch

Under-appreciated Traits of Combat Athletes

Can you get better, faster, by focusing on these neglected areas of fighter development? You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places which are undefended… So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak. – Sun Tzu An MMA, BJJ … Read moreUnder-appreciated Traits of Combat Athletes

Meditation and Combat Sports

Meditation and Combat Sports: What You Need to Know A couple of weekends ago I was in San Francisco and made plans with my friend and former U Penn wrestler Zack Ellis to hit up a BJJ practice and teach some takedowns to the MMA team at his gym. A few days before we were … Read moreMeditation and Combat Sports