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Injuries are a common problem for athletes and practitioners within this community. Understanding the fundamentals of proper training can dramatically lower your chances of acquiring new injuries and aggravating old ones. In this article, we discuss with Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Gav Clarke about why these exercises are important and how you can easily and effectively incorporate these methods/techniques to ensure your longevity in this sport. Check out this full article so you don't miss out on preventing devastating career-ending injuries.  
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Since coming off of pharmaceuticals, switching to holistic medicine, and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I have lost a hundred pounds, eat better, sleep better, focus better, and all-around live better. BJJ specifically has helped show me weaknesses in my life that I otherwise would never have had the chance to see, and subsequently address. The dojo gave me the ability to break out of the cycle of anxiety and PTSD that I was in at the time. The humans I met there, and later called my teammates and homies, did all they could to make sure that I and my service animal were more than welcome, that they WANTED me there.
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Always be opened to trying new passions, especially if it's already brought an abundance of happiness and fulfilment in many of those that do try it. Jiu-jitsu has become a form of both physical and mental therapy for many practitioners and Cruz Soto is an excellent example of this. From struggling with previous injuries to finding new inspiration for life, Cruz has dedicated his life to being an active practitioner. We discuss topics from depression, back injury rehabilitation, the importance of living an inspiring life, and much more! Check out the rest of this article for an inside look into the thoughts of a passionate BJJ practitioner.
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It's amazing to see how much of an impact Jiu-Jitsu has made for Miko Hytonen. He's such a positive person now it's hard to believe that he was once a bad person. The energy he has and positive vibes he brings to his BJJ community is something to be adored and his ability to teach potentially life-saving skills is an impressive talent developed over many years of hard work and dedication to the art. Anyone can change for the better thanks to this art and Miko is a great example of this.

In this article, we discuss how beneficial this martial art is for mental health, becoming the best version of yourself, how to use your passions to teach others and more! Make sure to check out his instructional videos throughout this article and follow his Instagram page @chokes_and_more for some of the Jiu-Jitsu content. His energy is contagious and will leave you with a smile!

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Losing weight and staying disciplined can be a difficult pursuit, but when you have support from others and an ambitious desire to improve your health, it can make it a little easier. Remember that we are all fighting different battles and it's important to help those in need. Daniel Gonzalez is someone that is sacrificing his comfort for the happiness of his family and his own health. He is willing to share his story in hopes it can help someone else going through similar experiences. Health is very important as there are loved ones that depend and care about you. I hope you all take the necessary steps to ensure your longevity. This is a great read for those that are struggling to find the motivation to continue with their fitness goals. Learn about how he uses jiu-jitsu as a tool to help him lose weight and save his life from a dangerous lifestyle made disease. 
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