How to stay fit during quarantine

Picture: RibeiroPhoto It’s been a long time since we’ve all hit the mat and that comes with an inevitable cutback on physical activity. If you’re at home most of the time and find it hard to muster the will to get up and sweat – this blog is for you. I don’t feel like getting up at all, let alone work out by myself… Does this sound like you? That’s not strange at all! Normal Read more…

Help, I’m new!

If you just started training jiu jitsu and have no clue “how it works”, this blog is for you! Picture: RibeiroPhoto Wait, there are different teams? Yes. Let me explain. Jiu jitsu is still a relatively new sport. Because of that, athletes who compete, don’t represent their country, they represent a team. A team can be as small as a bunch of 20 people training twice a week in a single city, or it can Read more…

Training With Your Loved One Is (Im)Possible!

Picture: RibeiroPhoto This Valentine’s Day, we asked you on our Instagram story if you train with your significant other. Out of almost 150 votes, the answer was: 77% YES while 23% said NO. Let’s dive right into it the “why” and “how” behind these answers!* “People don’t even know we’re a couple.” – J Maybe it’s because we live together, go to school together and train at the same place, so when I train I Read more…

How To Prevent Injuries

The number one trick in dealing with injuries is this: don’t get injured at all. But how to do that? Speak up for your own body (before your body speaks up for you) Here’s the thing: injuries tend to happen when your body crosses its physical limits. And if yóu don’t draw the line as to where that limit is, your body thinks “okay, she’s definetely not to be trusted in a control position – Read more…

Blue Belt Absolute Fire at the IBJJF European Championship

Picture: MaggieLeft After a long day in Lisbon, 7:30 pm was finally the time for the absolute final in the blue belt division. Emily Cheyenne Valks (NS Brotherhood International), the silver medalist from the super heavyweight division faced bronze medalist Aurélie Le Vern (Tyrone Gonzalves Team) from the medium heavy division.  The fight started with a guard pull from Emily. Aurélie had no time to lose and started working on her guard pass right away. Read more…

Four Firework Finals at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam You Simply Can’t Miss

Picture by Abu Dhabi World Jiu Jitsu Tour The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi is on TOMORROW, and these four possible finals will be absolute fire to watch! -55kg Mayssa Bastos x Amal Amjahid They have never faced each other before, but being both black belts now, a match-up between Mayssa Bastos and Amal Amjahid was bound to happen. We know Mayssa is super skilled with her berimbolo-attacks, but Amal is pretty quick Read more…

New Year New Me

Picture: RibeiroPhoto 2019 might be the year to fulfill your dreams, start working out more often, eating healthier, attend your first competition or improve your stand-up game. No matter what your goals and new years resolution are, making a plan to drive-through change is a great idea! Here is a list that can help you along the way.  What do I really want Why do I want this Why is not this already a reality Read more…

Vote for the Best Female Black Belt Newcomer this Year!

This poll has ended. Nominations Ffion Davies IBJJF No Gi World Champion Amal Amjahid UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo Champion Nathalie Ribeiro UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles Champion Mayssa Bastos IBJJF No Gi World Champion UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo Champion UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro Champion UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles Champion EBI Strawweight Champion