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Stiff, sore neck from BJJ?

Stiff, sore neck from BJJ? Pinched nerves, back and shoulder pain? Nerve pain? it comes to us all when we have trained for any length of time but despite what you think could be the cause of your pain there could be a more simple explanation. We all know the dangers we face when it comes to training BJJ, especially training BJJ over 40.  The risk of injury is high whatever your age but when you're over forty, those risks increase significantly. Merely warming up can cause us oldies pain, let alone drilling guard passing with somebody that little bit heavier and god forbid if we should have to roll over our necks or shoulders during training! As somebody who has herniated two cervical discs and has arthritis and [...]

By |2018-08-26T22:11:24+00:00August 25th, 2018|BJJ, Recommended Products|0 Comments

BJJ Bailing on Positions

BJJ Bailing on Positions Watching a video from a recent MMA fight prompted me to consider the dangers of holding on to a submission and specifically a a triangle choke submission too long. As you can see from the video below the fighter who has the triangle secured gets slammed to the ground multiple times, but refused to give up on his position; this reluctance to bail on the triangle could have seen the fight end in a very different result. Not only was the fighter slammed consecutively but he also took a few heavy knees to the head. Obviously this is an MMA 'match' and the fighters are somewhat protected from serious injury by the padded cage floor and also by the referee, but when I say somewhat protected, [...]

By |2018-05-02T12:24:15+00:00May 2nd, 2018|BJJ, Injuries|0 Comments