cryotherapy for recovery

The Hunt Continues: Cryotherapy for Recovery

Nick Hinton Therapy

On hunting for the best supplemental therapy options currently available to your modern BJJ practitioner, cryotherapy for recovery is VERY popular these days. In our last BJJ recovery blog, we took an in-depth look at floatation therapy as a method of soothing your body and mind, while giving you an incredibly beneficial dose of often-needed magnesium. Cryotherapy for recovery is …

Joel Blanton Competition Mindset

Competition Mindset: Preparing for Battle (with Joel Blanton)

Nick Hinton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 Technique is what wins competitions. Your competition mindset is often what loses them. Now, I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu…I really do. Sometimes, I have to remind myself of that fact. It’s not that I have any issues with training…though I’d usually rather be doing any one of a thousand things than working drills in my off time. I actually love pushing …

AZ Jiu-Jitsu Family

Jiu-Jitsu Family Part 2 – Ryan Finds a Foster Family

Ryan Sellick Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Last week we posted a blog about the Jiu-Jitsu Family, and how joining a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym is so much more than a hobby, exercise routine, or sport. Recently, I relocated to Tucson, Arizona to pursue new career opportunities. My coach, James Clingerman (Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy), recommended that I check out Undisputed Tucson with Head Coach David Reilly. I …

A-Game BJJ Flow and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Finding Flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flow State in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ryan Sellick Blog

Sometimes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’re just…on. You feel amazing; your body and mind are firing on all cylinders. Time seems to slow down, you’re intensely focused, and you see your opponent’s attacks coming from a mile away. You react without thinking. Your movements flow together seamlessly like water. You’re fluid; adaptable—your mind completely clear…this is the Flow state in Brazilian …

Rob Arnett gets his purple belt at IBJJA. A-Game BJJ

The Gauntlet – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu BJJ

Nick Hinton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Regardless of what you call it, there’s no escaping the fact that walking the “Gauntlet” is a perfect example of intense physical suck. Three dozen athletes all cheerfully (read:maniacally) whipping the shit out of you with their belts? Yeah, that doesn’t exactly sound like a party for most people. This longtime tradition that has become a super-divisive topic more and …