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Author Archive: BJJEE

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/

Why Compete in BJJ and Grappling? Benefits and Advantages

Source:  from http://www.revolutionbjj.com/ and http://bjjcanvas.com/ At this point of my BJJ career, competition plays an important part of my interest in our sport. It will probably change as I...

BJJ legend Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros: “I’m not retiring completely. I just won’t be competing at the worlds.”

Biography from BJJ Heroes3x World Champion (1998 – Brown Belt, 1999 & 2000 – Black Belt Absolute Division), Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros is a historical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt...

Sizes of various IBJJF Tournaments: Guide to Choosing Your Next Tournament

Source: Lex for  http://lexfridman.com/blogs/training/ There is no denying the fact that IBJJF tournaments are the most prestigious ones. There are many local tournaments around but very few have...

Polish grappler Asia Kiki (Joanna Ogrodnik): “I like challenges, I’m a Psycho”

1.Asia can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  My name is Joanna Ogrodnik, BJJ purple belt since 2010, I train now in wrestling club LKS Dąb Brzeznica and I work...

Great News For BJJ Athletes: Cherry Juice Can Reduce Joint Inflammation

Source:  http://breakingmuscle.com/ If like me you suffer from various aches and pains, consider Cherries as a natural remedy for joint pains: “When most people think of fruit with beneficial...

The benefits of swimming for Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Livestrong & http://enoisblog.wordpress.comWith summer just starting, swimming is a great option for BJJ cross training, these 2 articles have covered the benefits of swimming for a BJJ...

Robert Drysdale: “Gi is my favorite. The possibilities are endless. Gi is like an Xbox 360, No Gi is an Atari..”

Some questions in this interview were taken from Robert’s interview with Cagepotato Robert Drysdale is an 1/2 American 1/2 Brazilian Grappler, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion and ADCC open...