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Author Archive: BJJEE

Interview With Black Belt Silver Medallist Ida Hansson From Sweden

The first Swedish female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Ida Hansson is also one of the top competitors of her generation, having fought throughout the world, medalling in some of the...

Swedish BJJ Champion Arben Latifi On His BJJ Journey, His Kosovo Albanian roots & His Social Program for Youths

  1.Hi Arben, can you please intro yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Arben Latifi 37 years old, my parents are Albanians from Kosova. I was born in Sweden. I am a black belt from...

Post Workout Nutrition For BJJ

A training session is always taxing on your body and you a post workout drink or fruit can really help in muscle recovery. I don’t always have a protein shake after training but always have at...

Gustavo Junqueira on Balancing a Successful Business Career and a Top Level BJJ Competition Career

1.Hi Gustavo, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  My Name is Gustavo Junqueira, I am 27 years old. I was born in Piracicaba – Sao Paulo, Brazil and I live...

Finnish No Gi Open 2012: Win tickets To The IBJJF No Gi Worlds in The USA!

Welcome to No-Gi Finnish Open 2012, in Turku, Finland, September 29th to 30th! The gold medalists of male blue belt and elite (purple, brown and black belts) absolute categories win plane tickets...

“Power Comes From The Legs”: How Strong Legs Can Help Your Jiu-Jitsu Game

Many athletes focus more on strengthening their upper body instead of focusing on their lower body. While strong shoulders, arms, chest and core are very important in Jiu-Jitsu, a strong base which...

The Czech Republic’s Robert Keno On His Recent Double Gold at the Rio Masters & Seniors and The Right Strength Training Regimen For BJJ

1.Hi Robert, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Hi everyone, my name is Robert Keno, I’m 36 years old, I was born in Kyjov now living in Sobeslav, small town...

2012 Olympic Wrestling Preview

Sport’s illustrated did a decent preview for the Wrestling, both Greco-Roman and Freestyle. Check it out and be sure to tune in to http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/index.html  to...

Benefits Of Crossfit For Jiu-Jitsu part 2: Results After 6 Weeks

Last month, we published an article on Benefits of Crossfit for BJJ where we talked about our first impressions after training Crossfit for a two week period. I have now been training Crossfit for 6...

Brandon “Wolverine” Mullins on Mental Preparation, Strategies & Training for Competition

The Guys at BJJ.org  did a very long and very informative interview with  Brandon “Wolverine” Mullins, one of the hardest working and most respected grapplers active in North America today....

Gustavo Dantas on Evaluating Your performance After a Tournament

Nova Uniao’s Gustavo Dantas shares some great advice on how to analyse your competition performance and how to make the most out of the experience. Lots of great pointers right there. Check it...

8 Judokas to Watch For At The 2012 London Olympics

If you’re following Judo at the Olympics you can watch the matches on streaming on this link: http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/  (Just make sure to check the schedule on the same...

Winners Never Quit – Quitters Never Win! Why You Should Never Quit Jiu-Jitsu

My good friend Carl Fisher aka the Fighting photographer, who has a great blog (check it out) wrote a very interesting piece about the rewards of not giving up when things get hard. I’m sure...

Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros on His Recent Retirement, and The Use of Steroids in BJJ

The Excellent Kid Peligro recently got together with BJJ legend Comprido Medeiros and did a two part interview him. Here are the best part of the interview: “KP- You retired at the last Worlds,...

Top 3 Jiu-Jitsu Training Mistakes to Avoid

We are all looking at getting better at BJJ. Some of us (I’m the first to admit) sometimes will think about doing other sports to improve their BJJ game. In my opinion to get better at BJJ, you...

Hungarian Black Belt Gabor Fodor on Carlson Gracie Mentality and BJJ in Hungary

1.Please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Gabor with a student My name is Gabor Fodor, I am 36 years old, from Budapest, Hungary. I am a BJJ black belt under Mihály...

Bernardo Faria on the half guard: “Always insist and believe in the position that you are using”

Nice little interview from about Bernardo Faria’s Seminar tour of the World. Bernardo is famous for being a grinder and stubbornly insisting on his techniques. Here he gives us an insight on...

Mixed Capoeira / BJJ competitor, Tereza de Souza on BJJ in Hungary and using Capoeira in BJJ

1. Hi Tereza can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe?  Hi! My name is Tereza Crisley Cordeiro de Souza , I am from Brazil but I live in Budapest, Hungary for the...

Vinicius Draculino on the Evolution of BJJ: “It looks like 2 Spiders Having Sex”

Stephan Kesting (http://www.grapplearts.com) interviews Vinicius “Draculino” about the evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a sport, the role self defense should play in your training, and...

Atos BJJ’s Rodrigo Caporal on BJJ in Hong Kong & on how to Constantly Improve your Game

Rodrigo Caporal is one of the best BJJ black belts from the famous Atos academy. He is currently based in Hong Kong where he is instructing at Grips BJJ. He competes in BJJ as well as MMA. Short bio...

Antonio Carlos Junior aka “Cara de Sapato” on his funny nickname & training with the beasts at Check Mat

Short Bio from BJJ Heroes: “Named as the number 1 “BJJ Fighter to Watch in 2011″ by Gracie Magazine, Antonio Carlos Junior is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under Helder Medeiros from the Checkmat...

Winners of Each Weight Class at ADCC Slovenia Get an Invite to the ADCC Worlds 2013

When: September 8th 2012 Ljubljana, SloveniaWhere: Ljubljana, SloveniaLeskovskova, Franc Rozman Stane, LjubljanaInfo: www.adcc-croatia.com Weight classesMale: -65.9kg, -76.9kg, -87.9kg, -98.9kg and...

Kron Gracie’s Unusual Style of Jiu-Jitsu (No Spider, X, Berimbolo, De La Riva guard)

The guys at http://bishopbjj.com/ did a great jop of showcasing Kron Gracie’s style of jiu-Jitsu in this video. Kron is a one of the only BJJ players that wins most of his matches by...

Zak Maxwell on The Right Way to Fight Bigger Guys, and Beating Kron Gracie

Zak Maxwell is one of the best current American Black Belts. He is the son of the famous Steve Maxwell. Short biography from BJJheroes: “He was graduated black belt by Regis Lebre in 2010....