Your new issue of GRACIEMAG brings you important pieces of advice for improving your Jiu-Jitsu skills on and off the mat. From common mistakes every practitioner makes (but shouldn’t) to the crucial hints and moves to honey up the trustiest shield a person can have (his guard), and passing on to essential diet tips and recipes and exercize concepts, this issue is simply gold for anyone seeking self-improvement. For the time being, before you join us for an annual subscription, let’s break this issue down into a few topics:
Jiu-Jitsu tournament mistakes you need to know in order to avoid
In this six-page article, some elite Jiu-Jitsu athletes open up and reveal some important advice that will serve newcomers well. Topics such as:
- Excessive weight cuts
- Self-taught training
- Game limit
- Closed guard
- Guard replacement
- Illegal crossing of legs
- and plenty more
The Jiu-Jitsu guard replacement Dossier
We put Jiu-Jitsu superstar Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles under the microscope to coax from him the element of the gentle art that he does best, and he came up with a list of “the 10 commandments for guard replacement proficiency”.
GRACIEMAG isn’t just about theory, right? So we mustered up current world absolute champion Rodolfo Vieira’s teacher, Julio Cesar, to illustrate Replacement Dossier, with five precious techniques you can practice on your own.
Jiu-Jitsu Omoplata locks
And keeping with the subject of the guard, Bruno Frazatto penciled this month’s training program to sweeten up your omoplata attacks.
As you know all so well, for us at GRACIEMAG, Jiu-Jitsu is also about eating well, so we dedicated a page to four easy recipes you can use to keep up your healthy habits.
Plus: Lessons from two absolute champions, interview with European lightweight champion Roberto Satoshi and eyeful pictures all over the issue.
Choke MMA #20
And your favorite Jiu-Jitsu magazine always comes with CHOKE MMA magazine in tote. It’s the GRACIEMAG approach to the sister art of MMA, and addresses its current events and what it has to teach. This month the headlining fighter is UFC champion Ben Henderson, and contenders Jake Ellenberger and Fabricio Werdum feature, as well.
Martin Rooney monthly column
Last but not least, our supercolumnist Martin Rooney writes about the important muscles we usually don’t work because we can’t see the progress in the mirror.
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