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Author Archive: BJJEE

Team Lloyd Irvin BJJ Members Accused In New Year’s Eve Rape

Source: http://www.wjla.com Two men are in police custody following accusations they committed a vicious crime. Matthew Maldanado, 26, and Nicholas Schultz, 21, are accused of repeatedly raping a...

Check Mat Training Camp In Bulgaria with Rodrigo Cavaca, Marina Ribeiro & co

Four world champions in BJJ will lead a 3-day training camp in club Real Pain. Rodrigo Cavaca comes from Brazil with Marina Ribeiro in Bulgaria invited by the president of the BBJJF, Hristo Hristov....

21 Tickets for the IBJJF Worlds Up For Grabs at The Finnish BJJ Open 2013!

The  Finnish Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation are organizing another international tournament with the BJJ Finnish Open 2013 in Helsinki, Finland, April 20th to 21st. Similarly to last year, they are...

Xande Ribeiro Up Close and Very Personal Interview

Xande Discusses His Vision on the Future of Jiu-Jitsu and His Strategy Building Team Hyperfly in the Coming Years. Interview by Shawn Fowler.

Mexico’s Wero Salazar On The Growth of BJJ In Mexico

1. Hi Wero, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe? My name is Eduardo Salazar but people know me as Wero. I’m 27 years Old & I’m from Hermosillo city...

BJJEE Training Report: Carlson Gracie Budapest, Hungary

The first time that I encountered members of Carlson Gracie Hungary team was back in 2005 at the first Hungarian BJJ Open. I remember seeing loads of big muscled guys with shaved heads with Carlson...

Jean Jacques Machado On The Order For Learning Gi, No Gi and MMA

BJJ Legend Jean Jacques Machado wrote this very interesting article on the order that should be followed in learning Gi, No Gi and MMA techniques.  Source: Black Belt Mag The Base of the Pyramid,...

Roberto Satoshi Rolling In Japan & Revealing His Plans for 2013

Source: BJJ Heroes : Roberto Satoshi, also known as Roberto “Toshi”, is one of five successful grappling siblings: Mauricio Dai de Souza, Marcos Yoshio de Souza, and Cristiane Yukari de Souza,...

The Next World Champion Presents: The BJJ Kumite Episode 1 “Enter The Kumite”

In the first episode of the BJJ Kumite, 12 competitors from all over the world fly into Washington D.C. for a chance to compete against Keenan Cornelius in a drama filled, no time limit, submission...

Canada’s Jake Mackenzie On Training & Competing in Brazil For GF Team, His Mentor Roberto Cyborg & Why He Thinks Rio Is Way Ahead Of So. Cal

1. Hi Jake, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  My name is Jake Mackenzie, i am 27 years old. I am from Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. I train at Gfteam in Rio de...

1/2 Swiss 1/2 Turkish, Ilke Bulut On Training With The Mendes Bros, BJJ in Switzerland, The BJJ Kumite & His Turkish Roots

1. Ilke, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe? Hello everyone, my name is Ilke Kubilay Bulut, I’m 23 years old, brown belt under Anderson Pereira (Zé...

How Bigger Muscles Will Slow You Down And Gas You Out In Jiu-Jitsu

By Guillaume Huni In my years training Jiu-Jitsu, I’ve experimented with different weight classes and was able to measure the impact of extra muscle mass on my Jiu-Jitsu performance. Many...

How to Defeat Multiple Opponents By Using Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t merely a martial art confined by a limited number of techniques, but rather an all encompassing system of survival guided by a collection of timeless combat principles; the most...

Kyra Gracie On Current Events & Future Plans

Jits Magazine sits down with multiple world champion Kyra Gracie to talk about some current events and her future plans.

The Exciting Rafael “Barata” Freitas on His Soccer Background, His Baratoplata & His Hyperactive Pre-Fight Starts

  1. Hi Rafael, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hi! My name is Rafael Freitas, better known as “Barata”. I’m 29 years old and I’m...

Samir Chantre Interview – The Path to the Black Belt, Diet, Pre-Fight Rituals

World No Gi Champion Samir Chantre sat down and talked about his path to becoming black belt, his pre-fight rituals, and inside stuff regarding his training partners.

Josh Koscheck BJJ Black Belt Interview

UFC fighter Josh Koscheck got promotted to BJJ black belt by Dave Camarillo 4 months ago. He has been training BJJ for 9 years. Joschek was an all american wrestler in college. In this interview he...

Ireland’s Darragh O Conaill on Lloyd Irvin’s Kumite & BJJ in Ireland

Darragh O Conaill is one of the most exiting brown belts in the world. In this interview with BJJEE.COM Darragh talks about his experience at LLoyd Irvin’s brown belt Kumite, the BJJ scene in...

BJJ World Champ Justin Rader: “I didn’t think I had what it took to become a D1 All-American, So I just Focused on BJJ.”

Justin Rader is 2010 No Gi BJJ World Champion from the Gracie Humaitá camp (Oklahoma, US branch) with wins at the world championships (purple belt), and Grapplers Quest Pro Division. Rader was also...

Top BJJ Competitors New Year Resolutions For 2013

The new year brings new focus and a clean sheet on the past year’s mistakes or failures. Here is what the top BJJ competettors and coaches plan to achieve in 2013: Source: Graciemag Andre...

From Derivatives Trader To BJJ Coach: Carslon Gracie London’s Dickie Martin: “We’re Starting To Teach BJJ To Children In Schools”

1. Hi Dickie can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hi guys, my name is Richard Martin, forty two years old and a first degree BJJ black belt. I’m born and...

The Evolution of De la Riva: From ‘Pudim’ to Berimbolo

Ricardo de la Riva is the creator of one of the most popular positions in modern jiu-jitsu. The DLR guard is no longer an exotic guard reserved for a few elite players; it is now a standard weapon in...

BJJ Health: Taking Care of Your Aching Joints

As BJJ players, our joints are constantly put to the test. After years of training many older BJJ players even develop arthritis. Aches and pains have become an accepted price that we pay for...

Thomas “Mastwo” Oyarzun on Lloyd Irvin’s Kumite & BJJ’s Growth in Switzerland

Thomas “Mastwo” oyarzun is a 1/2 Chilean 1/2 Scottish BJJ player that grew up in Switzerland. He is one of the top brown belts on the planet with medals at all the most prestigious...