Written By: Evelyn Tadlock Living with chronic illness and pain is something that I do not wish on anyone. However, millions of people do live with them, as do I. I was born with Neurofibromatosis Type I, which is one of three types of NF. These are NF 1, NF 2, and Schwannomatosis. NF 1 is the most common neurological disorder, occurring in every 3,000 births … [Read more...] about Living with Chronic Illness and Jiu Jitsu.
Women of Washington State, Part 3 Sonia Sillan Sonia Sillan is the sole owner-operator of Combat Arts Academy of Seattle - a highly successful gym in the Seattle area - as well as a second location in Burien. On top of running a business, she teaches, trains, competes, and supports other women and people of all ages and genders. In the words of one fan, “She’s a force … [Read more...] about Women of Washington State, Part 3 Sonia Sillan
Want to learn how to set up a Kimura from side control and then transition into a Armbar? Professor Caitlin Huggins from Top Martial Arts in Pineville, NC shows us the fine details of this transition starting from the side control position. Caitlin Huggins shows how to set up a Kimura and transition to a … [Read more...] about Caitlin Huggins shows how to set up a Kimura and transition to a Armbar
Women of Washington State, Part 2 Jenn Lozada Jenn Lozada, a purple belt out of Port Angeles (WA), has always loved martial arts and she has trained in several since 1999. However, almost six years ago, at the age of 40, Jenn realized that she needed a change. Jenn - a small woman at less than five foot tall and 105 pounds - became drawn to the art of Brazilian Jiu … [Read more...] about Women of Washington State, Part 2 Jenn Lozada
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu involves a great deal of pulling on the gi which can lead to overactive latissimus dorsi and also tight Pecs. Denise Houle is a NASM certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Denise gives some advice on how to incorporate a few simple steps in your routine that can provide some relief to those … [Read more...] about Jiu Jitsu=Tight Lats. Incorporate these simple steps for some relief.