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Author Archive: BJJEE

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...

The man to beat Rodolfo? Marcus Buchecha talks his performance at the World Pro and his plans for the Worlds.

Rodrigo Cavaca’s pupil has already won the world champion in weight and absolute at blue belt and brown belt. This year’s Pan American champion and Abu Dhabi Pro, the fighter is at the...

Preview and predictions for the Croatian BJJ Open 2012

DATE: Saturday April 28, 2012ADDRESS: Martinovka gym, Miramarska bb, Zagreb, CroatiaNUMBER OF REGISTERED COMPETITORS: 212  from the following countries (Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Austria,...

Why BJJ will never be in the Olympics

Article written by JSHo on the MMA.tv forum As an Olympic year, the pipedream of BJJ or NoGi making it onto the programme is resurrected, I realised the article i wrote for On The Mat isnt accessible...

Andre Galvao aiming for gold at weight & absolute at the Worlds 2012

Story by Erik Engelhart at Tatame  Current absolute and weight champion at ADCC, Andre Galvao had a good start this year and earned one of the few titles he lacked on his collection: Abu Dhabi Pro....

Kristian Cestaro, leader of Kristian Cestaro Russian Team, talks BJJ & life in Russia

1. Hi Kristian can you please introduce yourself to our readers My name is Kristian Torres Cestaro, I am 35 and before I came to Moscow I’ve lived and trained in Rio de Janeiro. I’ve graduated...

Zeljko Drinovac, a Croatian brown belt living in New York, talks about training with Marcelo Garcia

1. Hi Zeljko can you introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Zeljko Drinovac, coming from Zagreb , Croatia. I’m a bjj brown belt and training at Marcelo Garcia...

Drysdale JJ No Gi cup in Kielce, Poland

WELCOME ALL TO OPEN TOURNAMENT IN KIELCE, POLANDSaturday 19 May  IBJJF rules NO GIthree categories of severity beginner (white belt) Intermediate (blue belt) advanced (purple, brown, black)-61.5...

From fashion model to BJJ champion, meet Monique Elias

1. Hi Monique, can you please present yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Monique winning the Pan Ams 2012 My name is Monique Medeiros Elias, 22 years old and Blue Belt. I train with Mario...

Loyalty in BJJ. What is a “Creonte” anyway?

Article written by Bill Thomas for BJJ Weekly “For better or worse, Facebook has made millions of private squabbles public. Years ago when we had an issue with someone we could vent to a few...

IBJJF president Carlos Gracie JR: “we’re working towards steroid testing in Jiu-Jitsu”

Heading the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation for over ten years, Carlos Gracie JR analyzed the current panorama of Jiu-Jitsu and assured that soon it will get toughr for Brazilians,...

How to be a great mediocre BJJ student

Article written by caneprevost.com , check out his blog, he has excellent articles. “My personal aim is to be a great mediocre BJJ student. While some will tell you that we all should strive...

BJJ world champion Bernardo Faria talks training at Alliance SP, half guard, and his friends in Poland

Bernardo Faria is a World Jiu-Jitsu champion from the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu academy who holds an extensive competitive resume with titles at the world’ top tournaments such as the European Open, Pan...

Interview with Vedran Ikic from Croatia, World combat Ju-Jitsu and European BJJ champion

1. Hi Vedran can you introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Hello my name is Vedran Ikic from Croatia, Zadar. I’m representing team Neves/Checkmat in Croatia through club...

Jiu-Jitsu superstar, Marcos Buchecha Almeida; “I’m focusing on the Worlds”

Buchecha’s biography from BJJ Heroes Marcus Almeida “Buchecha” is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca with an impressive resume. Before completing his twentieth birthday...

Exclusive interview with WPJJC gold & silver medalist and Russian cop, Lena Zenkevitch

Lena with Michelle Nicolini 1.Hi Lena can you please introduce yourself to our readers? Konichiwa everybody!  My name is Lena “Kimatsu” Zenkevitch. I live and train in Vologda, Russia, together...

Summary of Prof Jorge Pereira’s seminar in Macedonia

Prof. Jorge Pereira, BJJ legend, 6th degree black belt under master Rickson Gracie,  conducted a series of successful seminars last week in Macedonia. He also did around 20 privates (bjj, vale...

Rodolfo Vieira: “Roger is the one who has three world absolute titles, so I want to win four!”

Rodolfo Vieira did it again! The action at the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship has come to a close in Abu Dhabi. Rodolfo Vieira took front and center as the big standout of the event, for...

Mariusz Linke of Poland wins golds at Naga Worlds

Mariusz “Manolo” Linke competed this weekend at the The Naga World in New Jersey. Poland’s first BJJ black belt and leader of Linke Gold Team, brought the gold back to PolandAdult...

WPJJ 2012 summary: Eastern European athletes shine!

Camil Moldoveanu of Romania This year’s Abu Dhabi World Pro BJJ is done and dusted. Eastern European athletes formed a big contingent and did not dissappoint! Maria Malyjasiak from Poland,...

2012 WPJJC results (blue, purple, black finals)

This list will be constantly updated. Eastern European athletes are in boldWatch the world pro live here!http://www.filmon.com/channel/79 Black belt results: -64KG: Fernando Vieira beat Thiago...

Braulio Estima: “Nick Diaz’s Jiu-Jitsu is very good. He doesn’t focus on points but on submissions. This is going to be a great fight!”

Triple world champion of Jiu-Jitsu, Braulio Estima won the ADCC championship last year, beating Ronaldo Jacare in the superfight of the event, which was held in England. The current focus of...

Abu Dhabi WPJJC day 2 results (all belts), includes Eastern Europeans!

Xande Ribeiro submitting Cara de Sapato to make it to the finals Tomorrow’s Black belt finals:-64KG: Fernando Vieira x Thiago Barreto-70KG: Raphael dos Santos x Samuel Canquerino-76KG: Lucas...