February Catch-Up Part 2

Whilst I love writing articles for my readers sometimes other people say things just a little bit better than me! Or at least are better placed to say them! So here’s my round-up of the blog, stories and articles you might have missed of the last couple of weeks or I just think you might find useful!

Articles
Progress and Purpose: Why do we train? – Princeton BJJ – Another great article from Emily Kwok about the motivation to train BJJ.

Earn Your Weekend – Gianni Grippo – A great article from Gianni’s own blog.

Leg Locks are an Effective Violation of Trust – Holistic Budo – Unless you’ve been hiding for the past few months you’ll know that leg locks are a cause of much debate. This is a different perspective to that discussion.

Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep – New York Times – I’ve posted about the importance of sleep for recovery before. But this article looks into research that explains why it can make physical aches more painful.

Random Information
Being Hangry is an actual thing! – BBC News – Any grappler who has had to make weight know that being Hangry is a real thing, but let’s be honest it’s always good to get confirmation!

BJJ Gear 
Albino and Preto Brazil Series 5 – A1L Gi Details – A pictorial gi review

Scramble Athlete 3 Gi – a blog from the Old Munki archives

Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood Digital Grappling Review – another blog review from the Old Munki archives

Technical Takeaway
Last weekend was a visit and seminar with the fabulous Chris Haueter. As always training with Chris is an absolute treat so here is a video from a recent BJJ Globetrotter’s camp full of random stuff from Chris’s brain –

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