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.

We are Root Origins 

Based in Carlsbad, California, Root Origins is a hemp-extract consumer products and

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Leveraging nanotechnology and water solubility for the highest quality efficacy, Root Origins is building a portfolio of safe, affordable and compact supplement products to address a range of health issues, from joint and muscle pain to inflammation illness, anxiety, sleep problems and more..

Its customers – like the team at Root Origins – are committed to nurturing their bodies with only the purest organic foods, beverages and supplements. So Root Origins has developed a company culture that centers around seed to shelf transparency, traceability and truth. That’s Root Origins!


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!


Real men take baths! I love Man Salt muscle soaks…  As you know I am a huge proponent of *Epsom Salt baths and how it aids in recovery.  Well… Man Salts has gone  step further with their amazing muscle soaks.  They are made with a combination of:  100% Natural Dead Sea salts, Pacific Sea salt, Natural fragrances and oils and Vitamins A, C & E.  DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF THIS AMAZING PRODUCT!  Train hard… Recover better. 

*They are incredibly relaxing, help with joint pain and inflammation.  Known scientifically as hydrated magnesium sulfate, epsom salts are rich in both magnesium and sulfate.  Added benefit:  Apparently due to diet and lifestyle our magnesium levels have dropped to half in the past century.  Who knew?  The good news is that studies show your body can absorb magnesium and sulfate from a bath with epsom salts.  According to studies, “Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract.”



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

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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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