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Shoulder Injuries in BJJ

In BJJ just like in any sport, injuries are common- I actually now think they are part of the journey and possibly unavoidable. During your journey to Black if you haven’t had an injury you should buy your instructor a present !! Injuries generally make you wiser and eventually stronger and more skilful. I’ve had […]

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Neck Problems in BJJ

Qatar BJJ – The Weakest Link

The weakest link – a phrase I first heard on a TV quiz show – can be applied to your life and health in so many ways. The weakest link for Qatar BJJ out here in the middle east is the lack of government support and general public interest in sport. What’s my weakest link- […]

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BJJ Neck Injury

I’ve had a stiff neck for the past 4 weeks and its been a bummer. I’ve tried stretching and relaxing and everything except for not training !! Anyway worked out the official name for this is a cervical strain/sprain. the main thing is to facilitate healing using techniques that one can do without specialist health. […]

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Getting Older

BJJ can be quite safely practiced over forty if you adhere to several safeguards. I know quite a few guys who are nearing the big four zero and are saving themselves from injury by just being very careful. Under forty you shouldn’t really have too much of a problem with the young punks that walk […]

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The Year of Muscle

Each year I’ve been training has had a theme.   Year 1 – The year of rolling and being used as a wrestling partner !! Year 2 – The year of Youtube and being used as a wrestling dummy !!! Year 3 – The year of having a coach and going into temporary wrestling retirement !! I’m not quite sure what […]

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Ego, injury and BJJ improvement….

…..how many times have you heard the phrase “leave your ego at the door”. (Check out Inner BJJ Ego Discussion) You and I both know its not that easy. The coach understands – since he’s been through it – and trys to ensure the “crazies” in the room don’t go around hurting eveyone. Hating to […]

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Lack of training is killing me…

With a thumb injury, and a knee injury and no bjj dojo things are looking dire. I managed to scrape a BJJ blue belt just before my holidays which was great but I now need to ensure my game matches my belt. No more sloppy techniques. I hurt my thumb after falling onto my thumb […]

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