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  • The Most Common Injuries in Jiu Jitsu

    Participation in any sport poses risk of injury. According to WebMD the most common injuries across all sports include ankle sprains, pulled groins, and ACL tears. According to Revere Health, the most common injuries for wrestling also include sprained shoulders and elbows and bursitis in the knee; for basketball, you can expect stress fractures in your feet and legs; and even for zero contact sports like tennis, elbow and shoulder injuries are common. If you want more information about injuries that are common for people who practice BJJ, check out: McDonald, et. al. 2017 We see in this study that the most common medically diagnosed injury in jiu jitsu isn't to a joint ....

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  • Working Around Injuries

    Last post, we discussed how to avoid injuries in jiu jitsu; however, when we live active lives, injuries are bound to find us in some form or another. Injuries come in all shapes and sizes, and depending on the injury and severity, we can get side lined from jiu jitsu. Achieving a black belt in jiu jitsu requires many years of consistent practice, and injuries can feel like major roadblocks on our path to mastery. This can be incredibly frustrating; not only do we all want to make progress growing into the best versions of ourselves, but we also don't want to miss out on all the fun of training. A few years ago, I broke my hand falling off my bike. This was less than a week out from a ....

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  • Avoiding Injuries in Jiu Jitsu

    We can't completely avoid injuries if we live active lifestyles: we can slip climbing, fall off our bike, or roll our ankle on a run. However, I find that most of the injuries I see in jiu jitsu are completely avoidable. I've come to believe that the vast majority of the time, if you get hurt, it's your fault. Of course, this is not universally true, freak accidents happen, but in a sport where the goal is to control, strangle, and break someone, it is our responsibility to tap out and submit to our partners early enough to avoid getting hurt. There should be no stigma around tapping in training; it is our opportunity to recognize that we made a mistake or series of mistakes that ....

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  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kids Martial Arts in Boulder

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