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 Read more…

This Girl Is On Fire

Interview with Raquel Pa’aluhi Canuto   “I hate competing.” She’s known for her honesty, heart and putting up fights that are all-out wars where she leaves everything on the mat. We talk with black belt Raqual Pa’aluhi Canuto (Checkmat), about competing with a belly full of nerves, her MMA/jiu jitsu Read more…

6 Fights At Pan Ams You Can’t Miss

Picture: MaggieLeft.com Yesterday was the kick-off of the IBJJF Pan American Championship. We’ll have to wait for the weekend before the black belt women take the stage. So meanwhile, take a look at six black belt final predictions we’ve made that would be absolute firework to watch! Gezary Matuda x Read more…

How To Handle Defeat

Picture by MaggieLeft.com   Feeling down after a loss? Here are four tips to turn your thoughts around! Don’t be too hard on yourself We all win sometimes, and lose sometimes. Trying to live up to the expectation to always win will leave most people feeling sad, because it’s unrealistic Read more…