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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Rafael Mendes Retires – at age 27

    Much has been rumored about the lack of application for Worlds by Rafa Mendes and now he’s issued his own statement and video. According to AoJ site: MAY 22, 2017 “I’VE...

Why You Should NEVER Give Up When Stuck In Bad Positions

Guest post by Brandon Hetzler  who is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black bet under Rickson & Kron Gracie, and creator of Jugoshin Ryu JuJutsu.   I was training with Ryron Gracie back in the day...

Why Your Guard Sucks And What To Do About It

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

5 Reasons Why Shinya Aoki vs Garry Tonon Is A Mouthwatering, Adrenaline-Pumping, MUST-SEE Grappling Super Fight!

  It goes without saying that a grappling match between two of the most exciting submission artists in MMA and BJJ is something special. Actually, it’s much more than that for BJJ and MMA fans...

Polaris 5 reveals First Part Of Killer Card

    Looks like Polaris is gearing up to host another killer grappling card. UK based event unvailed it’s first matches – We are pleased to announce the top of the card for...

King of the Beach: Europe’s Biggest Outdoor Grappling Tournament; Netherlands 8-9th July

King of the Beach, Europe’s biggest outdoor grappling event, will celebrate its 8th edition this year and it will be a 2 day event! Grapplers attendance has steadily been rising up to 285...

Demian Maia: “I’m Not Going To Sell Myself Just Because I Want To Be a Champion”

    Demian Maia just earned his 7th consecutive victory in the UFC octagon. Following latest victory against Jorge Gamebred Masvidal he was promised a title shot by Dana White. Still this...

BJJ Lifestyle & Party Lifestyle. Can They Go Together?

A lot of times you hear Jiu Jitsu practitioners say that they enjoy “The Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle”. But how is a lifestyle based around a sport, better than a party lifestyle for example? How could...

(Video) Norwegian Journalist Rolls With Female Black Belt Judoka And Gets Owned

    Dojo storming is all the rage today but it’s quite special to see someone ready to take on a huge challenge and keep an open mind. Such was the case with Norwegian judoka –...

Official USADA Statement: Paolo Miyao Tested Positive For Clomiphene, Challenged Positive test

    Back in late March several sources came to BJJEE.com presenting evidence that Paolo Miyao was pinged by USADA for doping. Paulo Miyao Rumoured To Be the Next BJJ Athlete That Failed...

Wiz Khalifa Trains in Rigan Machado’s “Flow Jiu-Jitsu” System

The latest big time celebrity to train Jiu-Jitsu is Wiz Khalifa! He is training with the most Hollywood of all BJJ instructors: Rigan Machado in the system that Rigan specially made for celebrities...

Rener Gracie Explains Decision To Distance From Ralek Gracie

  Ralek Gracie has had a tortured relationship with the community. After initiating the sports bjj scene and pivoting it into a new ear he’s been plagued by debts, bad business decisions...

Actor Mickey Rourke is a Blue Belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu

World famous actor Mickey Rourke has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past few years under the tutelage of Scott “Einstein” Epstein, a black belt under Eddie Bravo of 10th Planet...

How BJJ Can Be Used as a Powerful Tool in Addiction Recovery

  Substance abuse is harmful enough for the body both physically and emotionally, yet addiction recovery presents even bigger challenges in both categories. At a critical point in your life when...

Filmmaker & BJJ Black Belt Guy Ritchie Talking BJJ with Joe Rogan

The British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, 47, a long time practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu became a black belt under Renzo Gracie back in 2015. Ritchie is the director of movies such as Snatch, Sherlock Holmes,...

Paulo Miyao Confirms Failed USADA Test, Issues Statement

    Back in late March several sources came to BJJEE.com presenting evidence that Paolo Miyao was pinged by USADA for doping. Paulo Miyao Rumoured To Be the Next BJJ Athlete That Failed...

(Video) Mario Lopez And His Son Take BJJ Lesson Together

Saved By The Bell actor has been considered a fitness phenom for a number of years. He is known for taking chances – he’s done tv movies, exercise videos but also reality shows. Some claim he...

Aikido vs MMA – Finally REAL SPARRING

  Aikido once used to be a famous Martial Art, respected by all martial artists. Yet these days it is losing it’s popularity fast, while being compared to other modern martial arts. Yet what...

Diaz Brothers On Parts Unknown Plus Benefits of Vegan Lifestyle, Irreplaceable Effects of Cannabis

    UFC fighters & brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts Nick and Nate Diaz have worked their way upto the reputation they have today in both MMA and BJJ communities. However what might...

Flashback: Osvaldo Queixinho Submitted Nate Diaz in 40 seconds in BJJ Match

    Back in 2012, in a black belt BJJ superfight Osvaldo Queixinho faced Nate Diaz at Gracie Open in Pleasant Hill , CA at the Gracie Open. Queixinho submitted the UFC fighter in 40...

Leandro Lo Talks Gordon Ryan Fight, ADCC And What Comes next For Him

right side photo via Jude Abadi via Lo’s own instagram   Lo has been on an epic tear this year. Longtime considered one of the most interesting competitors to watch Lo has been steadily...

Navy Seal Rates BJJ as 2nd Best Martial Art for Self Defense, after A Gun

    BJJ has proven itself time and time again in risky situations. It enables the practitioner to think rationally in high risk situation as well as provides plenty of other benefits. When...

Renzo Gracie Teaches Famous Ezekiel & Reverse Ezekiel Chokes

Sode guruma jime (“sleeve wheel constriction”) is a type of Judo chokehold, which compresses the opponent’s trachea or the carotid arteries. The technique can be executed from a...

Tom DeBlass Calls Out Frank Mir For a Grappling Match, Kangoroo Meat Optional

    Tom DeBlass has a very long list of credits in addition to his impeccable reputation as a member of the bjjcommunity. After the news of Frank Mir’s suspension hit the web...