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Manage Your BJJ Injuries, Expectations, and Learn From My Mistakes

Manage Your BJJ Injuries, Expectations, and Learn From My Mistakes
Injuries suck. Even as I write this, I have torn cartilage between my ribs. There are inherent dangers to any sport or physical activity, and the “...

Ten Years in BJJ, Ten Takeaways

Brad McKinney at Abide Jiu Jitsu Boise in Boise, Idaho
In June 2018, I will have trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for exactly 10 years. In honor of that, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on a few tips t...

Want to Improve Your BJJ Game? Lift Weights!

Want to Improve Your BJJ Game? Lift Weights!
When I started BJJ, I struggled to touch my toes. This is partially due to lower back problems I started to experience at 14 years old. When I wa...

Ditch Your Excuses: 3 Reasons to Try BJJ Today

Ditch Your Excuses: 3 Reasons to Try BJJ Today
It's the New Year, which means you're probably thinking about how you can get in better shape, lose some weight, or maybe just be a little health...