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Author Archive: BJJEE

The hidden cost of pursuing your passion (Jiu-Jitsu)

Source: Valerie Worthington for Breaking MuscleBJJ is more than just a 2 time a week hobby for must of us. Very fast it becomes a passion. This article covers the real costs of pursuing your passion...

Mendes Brothers talk leg locks, competing in the absolute, and who is better between the two brothers in the gym

Source: http://www.mendesbros.com/ You are both pretty young and you have already achieved great success in jiu-jitsu both with the gi and without the gi. You medaled in the most prestigious...

BJJ Eastern Europe Techniques: The Libra Guard

Croatia’s Bojan Mirkovic, black belt under Fabricio Werdum shows us a type of open guard that he’s been working on: The Libra Guard. It’s very effective and has great set ups.

Jiu-Jitsu Expo controversy: Bráulio addresses Nick Diaz no-show and argument with Kron Gracie

Source:  Marcelo Dunlop for Graciemag “The Jiu-Jitsu star Bráulio Estima just can’t take training and not fighting anymore. On his ill-fated would-be MMA debut, in 2010, the event Shine...

BJJ’s next big star: Roberto “Satoshi” De Souza: “We have World Class BJJ in Japan”

Satoshi Biography taken from BJJ Heroes Satoshi beat Michael Langhi and JT Torres to win Europeans 2012 Roberto Satoshi, also known as Roberto “Toshi”, is one of five successful grappling...

Germany’s top BJJ player, Johannes Wieth: “I only go for gold, there is no 2nd place for me”

1. Hi Johannes, can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community?  Hi, my name is Johannes Wieth. I am 33 years old and i live in Munich, Germany. Some of my accomplishments in...

All superfights at World BJJ expo right here!

Some really good matches. Enjoy the BJJ feast! Jeff Glover vs Caio Terra Lucas Leite vs Rafael Lovato Jr World Jiu Jitsu Expo Kron Gracie vs Vitor Estima World Jiu Jitsu Expo Bill Cooper vs Nino...

A black belt is a white belt that didn’t quit! Pressure And The New Belt

Article written by BJJ black belt Darren Curie for Combatbaseblog Jiu Jitsu is a simple process stripped of the typical BS of the “traditional” arts (for now); you train long and hard,...

Paris, training report: Gracie Barra 75 (Paris)

Last friday night, after a long day of shopping in Paris, I went training at Gracie Barra Paris. The academy was created in 2005, and is lead by black belts Rattinho Eliaquim and Julien...

Understanding the game in order to progress at BJJ

Article written by Jeremy Arel at greatgrappling.com “There are many different tools used to increase performance. Goal setting, visualization, repetition, competition, and a variety of other...

Paris, France training report: NCU (Nanterre Club Universitaire)

NCU stands for Nanterre Club Universitaire. It is a BJJ/ Luta Livre/MMA/Boxing club located within Nanterre University in the Paris suburbs. Like in many clubs in Paris, I have trained for a long...

Rodolfo Vieira talks his preparation for the Worlds and his judo training

Weight and Absolute Champion in 2011, Rodolfo Vieira comes ready for the Worlds this year, since the athlete from GFTeam shined in Abu Dhabi Pro, beating Roberto Tossa in the final of weight and by...

BJJ Eastern Europe rising stars: Slovenia’s Djordje Kesić

1. Djordje can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern EuropeanBJJ community?  Hi, my name is Djordje Kesić and I’m a purple belt under Rodrigo Carvalho, Akxe BJJ.I train at Fight Club...

Paris, France training report: PS Phoenix

Starting off from where I finished my last article:  http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/2012/05/paris-france-training-report-jeremy.html , I had just finished my first training session for the day at...

BJJ Eastern Europe stars: Croatia’s Matko Kvesic

1. Matko can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ cmmunity?Hello to all readers of BJJEE, props for the very good and actual BJJ website!Matko Kvesic, brown belt, training now...

Paris, France training report: Jeremy Idels BJJ (Drysdale)

I happen to be back home in Paris for the next 10 days where I’m visiting family and friends.Whilst here, I will be visiting 5 BJJ academies. My BJJ journey started in Paris 11 years ago the...

BJJ Eastern Europe rising stars: Serbia’s Uros Domanovic

1. Uros can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community? My name is Uros Domanovic 19 years old. I’m a BJJ purple belt and I train at Zerjal Team in Belgrade, Serbia. So...

Bjj gear review: Brutal BJJ T shirts

Our friends at Brutal T shirts were kind enough to send us some T shirts to review. I’m not really a fun of BJJ wear as I find that a lot of designs are really repetitive and immature:...

How to train for a BJJ competition: 8 weeks competition training program

Posted in Inside BJJ. Strength & Conditioning Coach Leo Frincu to put together a basic 8 week training program for a normal (think non-champion) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. As we all know, if...

Croatian BJJ Open 2012 Complete Results

Female adult White -60.0kgPlace Name Academy Country Team points1. LIVIA PLETTENBERG AKXEBJJ VIENNA AUSTRIA 92. ADRIANA VUKOVIĆ RIO GRAPPLING CLUB CROATIA 33. ANA BUSTRUC BLACK DRAGON CROATIA 13....

BJJ Eastern Europe rising stars: Croatia’s Aša Nadarević

1.Asa can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community? Hi , my name is , I’m 21 years old and currently training as a blue belt under Dubravko Čolić and Ilija...

Xande Ribeiro and the “key” to stopping Rodolfo Vieira

Translated from Portuguese from Erik Engelhart’s article in Tatame 2 times Absolute world champion black belt, Xande Ribeiro spent some time without competing because of a series of injuries...

Nutrition corner: Is juicing healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables?

We all know that lots of fruits and vegetables are good for you when combined with a balanced diet. If you train BJJ, you want to be as fit and healthy as possible. The problem is not everybody likes...

A little guide to tapping. When, how & who to tap to.

Article written by Jeremy Arel at Great Grappling “That may be the most commonly asked question during a student’s first class. Many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practioners take this concept for...