How To Be Your Own Coach

In any sport having a phenomenal instructors and coaches can make all the difference. An athlete with just raw talent can only get so far without guidance. Having someone that believes in you can shape the course of your entire life.  A strong support system builds confidence and will create […]

Always Finish What you Start

Living the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle isn’t for everyone. But for Mylene Ramos Engle, co-owner of Chris Engle Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Las Vegas, Nevada there is no other way to live. She took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with us about who she is, her inspiration […]

How I trained Jiu Jitsu Pregnant 1

The first two thoughts that ran through my head when I found out I was pregnant was 1) Do I really have to keep this a secret until my first trimester is over? 2) How is this going to effect my jiu-jitsu training? At the time, I was a blue […]

10 things you should know about training while pregnant

Pregnancy and jiu jitsu; jiu jitsu while pregnant; it’s a topic I’ve seen many women discuss. Do I need to stop training? Will someone squish my baby? Will people still spar with me? I’m too fatigued to train. Will my crazy hormones make me snap at my partners or cry […]

Fighting The Battle of Her Life

Sometimes the day to day grind can wear us out and get us down. Our daily fight with traffic, a boss we don’t get along with, endless homework, peer pressure, strict teachers, annoying coworkers, not having enough money, mounting bills and the list goes on. Now imagine you are eleven […]

Knowing When To Hold on, Let Go or Move on

One thing you learn early on in training is holding onto a grip too long can end you up in a worse place than where you started.  We’ve all been there in the early days of competition.  We are convinced if we just hold onto that sleeve grip of our […]

You Can Have it All 1

  There is an unfair standard in most societies where women are forced to choose between having a career and raising a family. But who says we have to give up one for the other. Can’t we have it all? Karen Antunes is here to say you can have it […]

The Key To Avoid Injuries Is In Prevention

When you ask someone what they enjoy doing for fun seldom will you hear them say “I love to learn about injury prevention and fixing the problem to an injury”. That is until you meet Jennifer Recinos. She knows firsthand the challenges and struggles of overcoming an injury.  Recinos is a […]

The Challenges Make Reaching Your Goal That Much Sweeter

When we think of a hub for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a few rocks in the middle of the pacific are not the 1st place you think of. But if you have ever been to the Hawai’ian Islands you know that there is no other place in the world that has […]

10 Things You Should Know Before Competing at Your 1st IBJJF Tournament 2

So you’ve been doing local tournaments and you think you got it figured out? Guess again! Doing a small local tournament isn’t the same as when you step up and compete at your first IBJJF tournament.  Let’s face it, there is not bigger tournament circuit out there! Forget everything you’ve […]