Month: August 2015

Kettlebell Training for Jiu Jitsu – Part 2

Andrew Raynor This is the second of a 4-part series by Jason Brown, an intelligent and jiu jitsu coach known for his deep understanding of supplemental training methods. You can read part 1 here. In the first part we covered the ½ kneeling kettlebell swing and the ½ get-up.  Hopefully you’ve played around with and explored those […]

Chinese analgesic balms effective at pain relief

Andrew Raynor I received some samples from Solstice Medicine Company in Los Angeles… One is called Zheng Gu Shui, and the other is”Hoe Hin White Flower” balm. They’re described as “an external analgesic lotion used by martial artists for many years to heal bone fractures, torn ligaments and relieve muscle tension.” Well, how could I […]

It’s Not About How Hard You Can Roll…

Andrew Raynor A young brown belt catches my gaze and tilts his chin up at me. “You wanna roll?” This kid is hungry. I recognise the arrogance of youth in his face. It’s like seeing myself from ten years ago. It’s been a long week and the last match took almost all I had left. […]

It’s Not About How Hard You Can Roll…

Andrew Raynor A young brown belt catches my gaze and tilts his chin up at me. “You wanna roll?” This kid is hungry. I recognise the arrogance of youth in his face. It’s like seeing myself from ten years ago. It’s been a long week and the last match took almost all I had left. […]