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Interview with Alchemy BJJ Women Owned Gym

Interview with Alchemy BJJ Women Owned Gym

Here at Mala Mujer Fightwear, we have a thing for strong BJJ women, and when we came across Alchemy BJJ we knew we had to learn about their story. Alchemy BJJ is a women owned Jiu Jitsu gym in Tehachapi, CA. We had the opportunity to pick the brains of Rachel and Yin Chi, the owners of the gym. Here’s the inside scoop.   Q: What is the story behind Alchemy Jiu Jitsu? What got you interested in opening a gym? A: (Rachel) For me, I never planned on owning a gym, especially being so new to Jiu Jitsu! But,...

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Why Rest Is Important For Jiu Jitsu Training

Recovery Tips

Why Rest Is Important For Jiu Jitsu Training

We've gotten a lot of questions about recovery tips for Jiu Jitsu, but before we dive into these tips, we want to emphasize rest. Needless to say, training Jiu Jitsu can be an exhausting workout for a number of reasons. Pushing your body in tough rolls and all the auxiliary strength and conditioning is taxing on the body. Muscle fatigue, dehydration, and injury rate all increase the longer we train. How can we maximize our Jiu Jitsu practice while minimizing the toll Jiu Jitsu takes on our bodies? Rest is one of the answers, arguably one of the most important. Taking...

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Interview with MMA Fighter Taylor Mauldin

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Interview with MMA Fighter Taylor Mauldin

Around here, we celebrate badass women and Taylor Mauldin is definitely one of them. Taylor is on the rise in her professional MMA career. If you’ve seen her fights, you know Taylor is a Chingona. Keep your eye out for Taylor, she’s got a fight coming up November 12th on UFC fight Pass. Mala Mujer Fightwear is so excited to share our chat with Taylor about Mixed Martial Arts, her inspiration and motivation, as well as her upcoming fight.   Question: What sparked your interest in training MMA, and did you always know you wanted to train professionally? Taylor Mauldin:...

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Best Jiu Jitsu Gift Ideas for Christmas

Jiu Jitsu Gift Guide

Best Jiu Jitsu Gift Ideas for Christmas

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is right around the corner. There are a couple timeless classics for Jiu jitsu practitioners when it comes to Christmas gift ideas. Consider this the Ultimate Jiu Jitsu Holiday Gift Guide to get you through the holidays. Here are the timeless Jiu Jitsu gifts for the grappler in your life. Jiu Jitsu Rash Guard Every Jiu Jitsu practitioner has their favorite BJJ rash guard, you know, the one that fits perfectly, is comfy to roll in and doesn’t ride up while you roll. The cherry on top is when the BJJ rash guard...

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Recovery Tips for Jiu Jitsu Athletes

Nutrition Recovery Tips

Recovery Tips for Jiu Jitsu Athletes

Jiu Jitsu can be an intense sport, which is why recovery is so important. Recovery after hard practices is critical for injury prevention and regaining energy to get back on the mats the next day. Set yourself up for success to avoid injury or exhaustion. We interviewed an Athletic Trainer and MMA fighter to get the best Jiu Jitsu recovery tips. The 3 recovery tips for Jiu Jitsu athletes are: hydration, nutrition, and rest.   Hydration First and foremost will always be hydration. Proper water intake starts hours before you get on the mats. Ensure you have adequate water intake...

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