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Author Archive: BJJEE

Royler Gracie on the Modern State of Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Humaita Team Plans

BishopBjj.com caught Master Royler Gracie before a seminar in St. Louis, MO and got his thoughts on the modern state of jiu jitsu and it’s athletes, as well as, the Gracie Humaita team plans...

Latvia’s Jevgenijs Minajevs, Pedro Sauer Black Belt, on BJJ in Latvia and Benefits of Wrestling for BJJ

Hi Jevgenijs, please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Hello to all of the Eastern Europe BJJ practitioners. My name is Jevgenijs Minajevs and I am from Riga, Latvia. I am...

Romania’s Marius Varlan on his 8 years spent training & competing in BJJ in Japan

1. Hi Marcus can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe?  My name is Marius Varlan ( Mario ). Im 35 years old, 1.81cm and 93kg. I have been certified by Watanabe...

Seminar in Belgrade, Serbia with Edson Alemao, BJJ black belt

Edson Rodigues Ricardo Alemao, Head instructor in Montenegro will be conducting a seminar in Belgrade on July 15. You can can email or call the number on the poster for further information. Check out...

Polish BJJ Champion, Karolina Zawodnik on BJJ in Poland, Crossfit and Training in Denmark

1. Hi Karolina, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Name, age, BJJ rank, where you train, where are you from, main bjj achievements etc Hi, my name is Karolina...

Demian Maia: “My plan was to grapple, and submit Dong Hyun Kim”

Source: Tatame “Demian Maia’s welterweight debut in the UFC, this Saturday, at UFC 148, was a big one. The Brazilian defeated South Korean Dong Hyun Kim, via TKO, as he took his opponent...

Romulo Barral: “The Double Guard Pull Should be Banned From Jiu-Jitsu.”

    Controversial positions in Jiu-Jitsu: 50-50 and double guard pull bring about diverging views among BJJ practitioners and even among professional athletes. To know what pros think about...

BJJ Champions Are Made In The Off Season: Making the Most of the Summer for Your BJJ

There is a saying “While you are resting or messing around, your opponent is training”. The summer period is typically a time when people train less and take it easy. There are less...

Caffeine: A Valid Performance & Muscle Enhancer for BJJ

If BJJ athletes are looking for legal ways to boost performance then they should consider caffeine as an option. Caffeine is a performance enhancer that can help BJJ athletes to go longer and faster,...

Relson Gracie Black Belt Christy Thomas Talks About Her Experiences Using Jiu-Jitsu in Self Defense Situations

Congrats to Christy Thomas on receiving her black belt from Relson!Here is what she had to say about the promotion and how she has used Jiu-Jitsu in self defense situations: Source: Fightworks...

Portuguese expressions and slangs for Jiu-Jitsu part1

I you have had the pleasure of training in Brazil or had a Brazilian instructor, chances are that you may have heard many of these expressions and phrases. Even if you didn’t, Portuguese is...

BJJ statistics: analyzing BJJ techniques and trends at the 2012 Worlds

Source: http://bishopbjj.com/ these guys did some excellent work where they deconstructed the 2012 Worlds. The report details information on techniques, results, and trends. Make sure to check out...

Attention All Eastern European Grapplers! BrutalTShirt Explained + Zombie Apocalypse Survival Secret!

Being either a full time or a part time grappler and living the BJJ lifestyle while constantly training and competing is something that only people in the “industry” can really understand and...

Interview with Roger Gracie black belt, Cesar Lima during his seminar in Macedonia

1.Hi Cesar can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Hi, my name is Cesar Lima, 34, leave in London since 2002, I’m a black belt under Roger Gracie, 2xEuropean...

How to be a jerk in Jiu-Jitsu (Please don’t be one)

There are certain behaviors and attitudes that I really dislike from training partners in Jiu-Jitsu. I was reading an article with a top 10 list. I decided to make my own. 1.Celebrating after you tap...

Montenegro’s Boris Zunjic on why he moved to New York to train at Renzo Gracie’s academy

1. Boris Hi can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Boris Zunjic, I’m from Montenegro and am 35 years old. I am a member of the club Equipe...

Benefits of Crossfit for Jiu-Jitsu Part 1

I was listening to what Steve Maxwell had to say about Crossfit in this interview on BJJ Eastern Europe.He was quite critical of Crossfit saying that doing high reps of Olympic lifts was potentially...

Pan Am 2012 champion Yuri Simoes : “Nobody is invincible, everybody can be defeated”

Our friends from grapplerinfo.pl recently had a interview with Yuri Simoes. Be sure to also check out our interview with Yuri where he talks about his past and BJJ journey. 1. Hi Yuri, can you...

The Right And Wrong Way To Coach BJJ Athletes In Competition

Personal coaching in BJJ can make a big difference in one’s performance if done correctly. Some people however do well without any type of coaching. Personally in the past, I’ve traveled...

Dimitris Tsitos BJJ Seminar in Belgrade, Serbia

All info is on the PosterDimitri’s interview: http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/2012/03/interview-with-bjj-globetrotter-bjj_30.html

Your Training Mix: How to find Your Optimum BJJ Training/ Strength & Conditioning Weekly Ratio

Written by Guillaume Huni I am not a fitness or strength & conditioning coach, however I’ve been training and competing in BJJ for a long time. Within that time frame, I’ve had...

Sweden’s Janni Larsson, World and European Gold Medalist: “BJJ is the love of my life”

1. Hi Janni, can you please introcuduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  My name is Janni Larsson. I’m a 25-year-old Swedish girl that lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. I moved here...

Benefits of Rock-climbing for BJJ

Usually when it comes to other sports that I do apart from BJJ, I practise crossfit, judo, weight lifting, swimming and cycling. A friend of mine has now invited me  to go rock climbing with him...

BJJ summer camp in Sokobanja, Serbia

The camp will be from 15th to 22nd of August 2012, in Sokobanja, Serbia and will be lead by BJJ brown belt Mateja Valjarevic. For more information:  http://lutador.org/