I appreciate the support we receive from our friends and supporters of BJJAfter40.  We are proud to have grown this page and all of our social media sites through word of mouth (not buying ads).  Please check out our friends sites for great content and great products.


Origin Labs and Origin Maine

If you’re looking for higher quality, 100% American made gi’s (and gear) then you’re in the right place. Origin makes the best quality gi’s, gear and apparel all made in their Maine factory.  Click on the links below to learn more about Origin.  Buy with confidence!

Origin Labs offers only the HIGHEST quality supplements on the market!  I ONLY choose origin because they are amazing quality and they work.  I recommend the Joint Warfare and Krill oil for your joints.  In addition I use the “Go” Supplement for clean energy and the Hypnos supplement for a great nights sleep.

We strongly recommend the Iron Neck training device for strengthening / recovering the neck for BJJ / grappling training. Watch my full review below for all the details.  You can also go to the Iron Neck website (click here).  Use checkout code: BJJAfter40


Apex CBD Hemp Oil  20% OFF Code:  SpiderNinja20

Apex Organic CBD Hemp Oil is pure, raw and natural. We organically cold press our CBD hemp oil leaving all the natural fats, vitamins, nutrients and beneficial phytonutrients that’s in the plant naturally. Apex CBD Hemp Oil is FULL SPECTRUM CBD Hemp Oil. We never use harmful gasses, solvents, heat, chemicals or hidden preservatives to extract our CBD. Having our Organic Certifacte ensures the customer is truly getting Organic Hemp.  Apex is loaded with phytonutrients and therapeutic properties of terpenes left intact and undisturbed through our groundbreaking Cold pressed extraction processes. Apex Hemp Oil balances the mind and body by bringing natural healing and pain relief through the endocannabinoid system.

Apex has several products that I use on a daily basis.  I specifically like the the Hemp oil, Sports Cream (awesome for sore joints), the CBD Hemp protein powdered of course the CBD dog treats for my puppy (she’s 15 but these treats are making her feel like a puppy again).


Trap and Roll Soap Company

Is a veteran owned small business that produces detergent free soaps and body wash in small batches for the everyday person to the grappling athlete. We use the finest blends of oils in our products to hold up to the riggers of day to day life. Whether it be at home, on a platform, in a studio, dojo or academy we strive to keep you protected from mat born infections. We stand with you, united in the fight against mat cooties.


Be sure to check out our friends at White Crow Botanicals for their amazing product

IMG_2111called “People Putty”. I get asked all the time…but I rarely ever endorse products. In fact I don’t even like calling this a “product”…but rather a companion to my training! People Putty is a natural, organic healing liniment that is sprayed externally on your skin. I have an old tennis elbow injury from early on in my BJJ career that has been very inflamed recently…So I thought this is the perfect test for People’s Putty. I stopped icing my injury and only used People Putty daily for 6 weeks and I noticed a HUGE difference! Not only had the pain disappeared but the tenderness was gone and and it felt amazing! I strongly recommend People Putty as a daily healing aid and supplement to the intense rigors of BJJ.

For more information on People Putty click here!


Never Tap Knee Braces are my new best friend.  These aren’t cumbersome and annoying when I roll…They fit nice and the material is comfortable.  It’s without a doubt the best knee support system I have ever used!” -Mike Bidwell, Founder BJJAfter40

Click here for more details.

The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood


I’ve been following Nic Gregoriades for years…long before I ever made an instructional for the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood.  I first came across Nic when I first saw the Stuart Cooper film, “Spirit of Jiu-Jitsu”.  Nic is sort of my opposite…It took me 18 years to earn my BJJ black belt (with 13 years at brown), while it took Nic just 4 years to earn it from the legend himself Roger Gracie.  What you’ll find on the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood site is tons of amazing resources to compliment your Jiu-Jitsu journey.  For more info on The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood.

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