What’s your pre-Jiu-Jitsu competition routine like?

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Running up stairs, sprints, strength-building exercises, one-handed kettlebell workouts, plenty of rolling in the gi, and roll after roll of bandages—that’s what Swedish brown belt Tove Grace Södersten went through in capturing light featherweight bronze for our GMA Rubens Cobrinha’s academy at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship last June in Long Beach.

First, take a look at Philip Westman’s film about the Alliance fighter who like so many other girls was once shy, and is now an athlete brimming with health and friends. Afterwards, comment: how do you train to compete and win in Jiu-Jitsu? How many hours do you dedicate to winning each day?


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