Science! The Mountain Eats a Mountain of Food

This has nothing to do with jiu jitsu, but everything to do with Game of Thrones, so of course I’m going to talk about it.

If you watch Game of Thrones, or read the book you are familiar with Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane, who is currently played by Icelandic strongman, Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson. He certainly looks the part: I mean, look at this dude- he’s 6’9″ and approximately 240 lbs.

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Not really someone you would call “tiny”- unless you were being ironic.

Anyway, apparently he shared his daily diet on instagram recently, and dang it’s a lot of food.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

 

 

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Interesting Article on Mackenzie Dern

Hey Everyone,

Sport 360 has an interesting article on Mackenzie Dern, her decision to start a career in MMA, among other things.

Check it out, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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Three Rules Every Fake Black Belt Should Apparently Know

Hey Everyone,

So Jiu Jitsu Times has a post about the 3 rules every fake black belt should know- thankfully I don’t really need to know these (unless the last 9 years have been a lie-gasp!)

I really think there should be a rule added to this: don’t be a fake black belt.

But you know, that’s just my opinion.

Check it out, let me know what you think, and have a great day everyone!

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The Skeleton Key to BJJ, According to “Enter the Dojo”

Guys, we’ve been found out. They have found the ultimate way to get out of any bad jiu jitsu position.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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Article on Myths of Sport BJJ

Hey guys,

Jiu Jitsu Times has an article about some myths of sport jiu jitsu. Check it out, let me know if you have any thoughts about it- otherwise, have a great day!

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Interesting Article on the Secret World of Female BJJ Practitioners in Iran

There’s an interesting article on Broadly about women who are learning and training jiu jitsu in secret within Iran.

It’s a pretty good read- it reminds me of a woman who we had in our classes for a while. I’m pretty sure she kept her head covered, but what was most memorable was that she couldn’t touch anyone of the opposite sex: in training, or even slapping hands (at the end of class we do a sort of “good game” hand slap at the finish). Fortunately there was always at least one female in class for her to drill and train with, and the hand slap was easily solved with a friendly wave, so she was always able to participate. It’s a shame these women are put in an awkward position, but it’s certainly admirable- that they are putting so much on the line to learn and train in jiu jitsu.

Check it out and let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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Article on Dissecting Diets from Science of Skill

Hey Guys,

It looks like Science of Skill is breaking down some of the major diet trends that people seem to go for: low carb, Intermittent fasting, etc. The most recent one they have is for low fat diets.

Check it out, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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Article on Kenny Florian Competing in IBJJF Tournament

So Fox Sports wrote an article about how Kenny Florian competed in the IBJJF NY Spring Open. The article talks about how Florian felt robbed (no, really, he says that he felt robbed in that match) and the author goes on to talk about the IBJJF’s “strange rule set”.

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Granted, the IBJJF is far from perfect in both rules and reffing decisions, but I don’t know, I’m just having a hard time taking this seriously. Also, I think what Florian has to keep in mind is some people in these tournaments focus on the sport of jiu jitsu: he may have been playing to finish, while his opponent was just playing to win. Going for the finish as opposed to just going for points, if you will.

I like Florian, but I think there needs to be some adjustment in mindset if he wishes to continue competing, particularly in IBJJF tournaments.

Check out the article, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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Article on Jiu Jitsu’s Most Hated Rule: Advantages

So not that I want to get too much into my work life, but if I had to choose one gif to sum up what’s happening, it would be this one:

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So while I try to put fires out at work (don’t worry, not literal ones), please feel free to read this article  on jiu jitsu’s most hated rule, advantages– and have a great day everyone!

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Article on the Best Kettlebell Exercises for Grapplers

Hey Everyone,

The site Seek Progress has an article on what they consider to be the best 5 kettlebell exercises for grapplers.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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