Torn ACL Info for BJJ / MMA / Judo / Grapplers FAQ (ver 1.2)

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Stephan's Note: The following FAQ was first published on the mma.tv forum by 'The Stewed Owl.'  I thought it was so valuable that I contacted the author and asked him if I could republish it on Grapplearts.  He kindly agreed, so here it is! This FAQ is a work in progress, since the topic of ACL injuries comes up so often. I will refine it and add links when I have time, including the posted … [Read more...]

A Girl’s Guide to Grappling What You Need to Know Before You Start Rolling

Liz-Posener

Although the sport and art of grappling is currently mostly a male activity, many female readers have commented on how important it is for women to learn to grapple (see Why Should Women Grapple?). In this article Liz Bader, an active mixed martial art competitor and instructor, explains what women should be aware of before they step onto the mat for the first time. … [Read more...]

Podcast EP3: Erik Paulson; an MMA Master Coach Shares His Secrets

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Erik Paulson is an MMA Master Coach.  He's trained tons of fighters competing at the highest levels of Mixed Martial Arts.  And he held the Shooto light-heavyweight title in Japan for 5 years. He's also my friend and a mentor. Recently I asked my newsletter readers if there was something in particular you wanted to ask Erik.  (Hey, if you were signed up for the FREE Grappling Tips newsletter … [Read more...]

BJJ Wrist Injuries and My Guilty Conscience

BJJ Wrist Injury

Today's tip comes from my heart, because I learned this lesson first hand when I injured my first BJJ teacher (and friend) Pshemek Drabchinsky. Once upon a time we were grappling. I was on top and things seemed to be going well (this was unusual at the time because he was way more skilled than I). However on this day I almost had him pinned! Pshemek is one of those Daddy Long Legs kind of … [Read more...]