So what’s the deal with Jiu-Jitsu? Part 2
So in part 1, I mentioned some points I wanted to elaborate on further, the specifics of the reasons I got so much out of Jiu-Jitsu training; 1. Hidden Weaknesses So one of the first things I noticed when I first started my Jiu-Jitsu training was that my hip flexors, adductors, and ankle flexors were super-weak, this becomes very apparent when you try to hold someone in a closed guard position (see below) These 3 muscle groups are the exact opposite of the primary muscles tha
So what’s the deal with Jiu-Jitsu? Part 1
I hadn't done a martial art since I was like 8 years old doing karate in the MacArthur scout hall, and let’s just say that didn’t leave me filled with inspiration to become the next Bruce Lee. So when the Jiu-Jitsu academy moved in upstairs from my Gym I wasn’t beating down the door to join up, partly because I had absolutely no idea what Jiu-Jitsu involved. I had actually intended to create a strength and conditioning program for Jiu-Jitsu athletes to complement their skil
Should you play multiple sports?
It is a common occurrence for a young athlete to start showing promise in one sport, and decide to go all-in. They quit everything else and focus all their time and energy on this sport, with dreams of becoming a professional athlete. Whether this is at the guidance of parents, coaches, or talent scouts etc, its easy to understand why athletes would go in this direction - The misconception that doing more of the same sport is better for athletic development - Parents wanting