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Author Archive: BJJEE

Check Out The Pro Rankings Which Will Qualify Participants To The IBJJF Pro League Tournament in December

  Source Gracie Mag: The IBBJJF Pro League will take place on December 8 at the California State Walter Pyramid, in Long Beach, California. These are the official criteria and rankings: There...

Paulo Miyao Wins First Black Belt Tournament As A Brown Belt!

The rise of the Miyaos continues. Paulo Miyao, 21, the second half of the Brazilian BJJ phenoms the Miyao Brothers (with his brother Joao) was recently promoted to brown belt by his teacher Cicero...

Keep Your Strength Program For Jiu-Jitsu Simple: 4 Key Strength Exercises for Grapplers

  Source Breakingmuscle.com Andrew Read wrote a great piece about the 4 basic strength exercises for grapplers. The most important aspect of the article is this: The only way to improve...

Roger Gracie Black Belt, Nicholas Brooks On His Academy Mill Hill BJJ, The Growth Of BJJ In The UK, And His Academy in Slovakia

1.Hi Nich, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Nicholas Brooks, London UK, Black Belt, Roger Gracie Academy, Mill Hill BJJ (my academy) Europeans 4X, World...

Exclusive: Rickson Gracie “Invisible Jiu-Jitsu” Seminar in Holland, Nov. 3 & 4

The legendary Rickson Gracie is coming back to Europe. His last seminar here was in 1995 in Paris. Don’t miss this exclusive chance to learn “Invisible Jiu-Jitsu” techniques (small...

Michele Nicolini “Girls Are More Technical Than Guys Because We Can’t Rely On Strength.”

Michelle Nicolini is a 6x jiu jitsu world champion, European open weight champion and World Pro Cup Champion, Michelle Nicolini is also a black belt under ADCC 2007 absolute champion Robert Drysdale...

20 Muscle Building Super Foods

To build muscle & lose fat, you need a variety of proteins, veggies, fruits, carbs, and healthy fats. Eating protein helps building & maintaining muscle. But it also helps fat loss: protein...

Andre Galvao on Metamoris Pro: “These rules are fine for someone who wants to drag out a draw.”

Andre Galvao has a counter to Ryron Gracie’s interview. You can see that Andre Galvao is taking the Metamoris Pro challenge very seriously. We also get the impression that he feels that the...

Ryron Gracie on Metamoris Pro: “Fighting without points is a way of showing the Jiu-Jitsu I believe in”

Gracie Mag just did a great interview with Ryron Gracie where he talks about what he plans against Andre Galvao in his fight in Metamoris Pro. Here were the best parts of the interview: Source:...

Austria’s BJJ Master Orlando Neto: “My Biggest Victory Is Watching My Students Improve.”

1.Hi Orlando, please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? I´m Orlando Machado Neto (O.NetoBJJ), from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I live in Vienna , Austria where I teach at...

4 Rivers BJJ Championship, Karlovac, Croatia On October 6, 2012

This is a very well organised tournament which last year had participants from Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Serbia, France, Switzerland, Denmark. For the first time in this region you...

Kyra Gracie Wants to Face Ronda Rousey In A No Gi Submission Match

Source: Tatame This would be a grappling dream match: “Ronda Rousey has been impressing the world with her MMA career. The six-win streak via armbar submissions have impressed even the...

Carlos Maia BJJ Seminar in Skopje, Macedonia on September 29th 2012

Master Carlos Maia will be teaching some wicked BJJ during his seminar in Skopje, Macedonia on September 29th. It is a rare opportunity as he seldom visits South-East Europe. The seminar kicks off at...

Fernando Terere Back In BJJ Competition! (Watch his 3 fights from the Mexico Open)

Fernando Terere competed today in Mexico. He had three matches and won all by submission! Away from the mat for a long time, Tererê is one of the great icons of Jiu-Jitsu. The star of Cantagalo...

ADCC European Qualifiers in Slovenia, Quick Report

Ljubljana, Slovenia on Saturday successfully hosted the ADCC European Championships. The winners of each weight class would get a all expense paid trip and qualify for the ADCC World Championships...

European FILA Grappling Champion, Uroš Čulić From Serbia:” Anybody Can Be Beaten With The Simplest Techniques If Applied Properly”

1. Uros can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Uroš Čulić, I’m from Serbia and my hometown is Belgrade. Im a purple belt in BJJ and my main...

Will No Points, Submission Only Tournaments Like Metamoris Pro Change Jiu-Jitsu?

The recent trend of Jiu-Jitsu tournaments with the no points, submission only format such as the Gracie Worlds or next month’s Metamoris Pro has brought a wind of excitement in the Jiu-Jitsu...

Robert Drysdale On His MMA ambitions, The Mir-Nog Rivalry, & Why he thinks Jacare Would Beat Roger Gracie in MMA

By Guilherme Cruz for Tatame magazine (Translated from Portuguese) “Robert Drysdale has a big collection of Jiu-Jitsu and Submission titles, like a golden medal at 2007th ADCC. But now he has...

Testosterone Usage in BJJ: The Fine Line Between TRT, PEDs, and Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is naturally produced by our bodies. In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate as...

Roger Gracie Black Belt Nic Gregoriades On The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood & The Growth Of BJJ in The UK & South Africa

  1.Hi Nic, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Hi guys! My name is Nic Gregoriades, I’m a bjj black-belt originally from Cape Town, South Africa....

Over 30 and Still Training: Advice For Adult CrossFitters and Grapplers

We are all getting older. It’s a fact.That’s why we can’t train the same as we did when we were in our early twenties. This great article from Traver H. Boehm from...

You Know You Train Jiu-Jitsu When…Updated 2012 Version

This was posted was by members of the UK BJJ Underground on the Facebook  page. There are some gems here: Rob Taylor: You put on a slim fit shirt and it fits everywhere except your forearms. Andy...

BJJ Eastern Europe Gi Review: Mata Leon Kimonos “The Gentleman” Gi

Mata Leon Kimonos is a new company and the first BJJ Gi manifacturer from Turkey. They are the sponsors of Turkish BJJ/ MMA fighter Ertan Balaban. I was contacted by Ertan and Emre, the owner of Mata...

II Polish Cup No Gi CBJJ Rules 2012

DATE:  October 6th 2012 ADDRESS:  Sports and Entertainment Hall LOSiR, ul. Hugona Kołłątaja 2, 62-030 Luboń/Poznań, Poland REGISTRATION: START: 3/Sep/2012 DEADLINE: 27/Sep/2012 Registration...