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It’s been nearly a month since Harvey slammed the Texas Coast and leaving Houston – the nation’s fourth-largest city – grappling with unprecedented flooding. But many are grappling in other ways to help victims of the storm.  BJJ practitioners worldwide held open mats and private lessons to raise money for those devastated by Harvey. Several…

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Travis Stevens takes silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Today, judo and jiu-jitsu black belt Travis Stevens of Team USA took silver in judo at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.  Stevens is a three-time Olympian who competed at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Games. His silver in 81kg judo from today was his first medal at the Games. The finals match against Khasan Khalmurzaev saw Stevens attack the Russian on the mat with effective groundwork. …

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Hydration is Everything

Between breathing, sweating and using the restroom, your body loses water every day. Proper hydration is critical to maintaining normal functionality and peak athletic performance. Water content can come from both beverages and foods, however, without the proper consumption of liquids, your body can begin to shut down through dehydration resulting in fatigue, reduced coordination,…

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