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Author Archive: BJJEE

2012 Judo World Rankings, Russia is Top Nation

Source: International Judo Federation IJF The International Judo Federation just released the World Ranking list at the end of 2012. Find below the best athlete of this Olympic year. Please find here...

5 Submission Only Dream Matches

Source: Matthew Soroka for Jiujitsumagazine 2012 was an exciting year because of the efforts of pushing ‘sub-only’ tournaments and events. Rose Gracie was busy organizing her Gracie World...

BJJ Phenom Sean Roberts on the Brown Belt Kumite, Triangle Chokes & North Cal vs So Cal BJJ Scene

Sean Roberts is one of the best Brown belts in the world and is known as a triangle machine. In this interview with BJJ EASTERN EUROPE, he talks about how he got into BJJ, his triangle choke and...

Awesome Highlight from the World Pro, Warsaw, Poland Trials

Awesome Highlight from the 2012 World Pro, Warsaw. Poland Trials

European & Brasileiro Champion Alexander Trans On His Preparation For The 2013 Season

The top European Jiu-Jitsu player, the Dane Alexander Trans, from the Checkmat academy in Copenhagen (Arte Suave), made a name for himself in the lower ranks of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by conquering...

Roger Gracie On His MMA Career, His View on BJJ Today & Kyra Gracie Venturing Into MMA

Source: (translated from Portuguese from sportv.com). Roger Gracie . At 31, he is already a 10 times Jiu-Jitsu World Champion but he has been searching for new challenges, starting in 2006, in a...

BJJ World Champion Ary Farias’ Lifting Routine

Ary Farias is probably the most exciting prospect in Jiu Jitsu’s Featherweight Division in recent years, the fighter has trained under some of the best teams in the World, such as ASLE, Checkmat...

How To Drill Like A Boss

Dennis Asche of Connection Rio using his time wisely and drilling like a boss. A great warm up and fitness tool, drilling is an important part of a bjj competitors training regime.

Training At The Legendary Carlson Gracie Academy In Copacabana

Source: http://www.connectionrio.com — The Carlson Gracie Academy is Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, is one of the oldest BJJ academies in the world. Founded by Carlson himself, it is a popular...

Polish BJJ Legend Piotr “Bagi” Baginski Organizes 5th BJJ&MMA Camp In Poland

Polish BJJ Legend Piotr Bagi Baginski is organizing 5th BJJ&MMA sparring camp. There will such as great fighter like a KSW Champions (Michał Materla, Maciej Jewtuszko) or WFC Champion Piotr...

New BJJ Reality Show Organized By Abmar Barbosa

Robert Drysdale black belt and owner of crazy guard game, Abmar Barbosa has a lot of new plans for 2013. After Lloyd Irvin’s brown belt Kumite Reality Show that was filmed, Abmar is planning...

Using BJJ Statistics To Determine Your BJJ Strategy

  Stats are amazing, you can use them to prove a point, justify an action, and even improve performance. In this case we are aiming for the latter. bishopbjj.com did the 2012 Worlds study so...

Top 4 Functional Conditioning Tools For BJJ

If you want to get better at Jiu-Jitsu you should do more Jiu-Jitsu. As Caio Terra said, technique is the most important. The mistake that a lot of people do when doing strength and Conditioning is...

2X Brasileiro BJJ Champion Nivaldo Oliveira: “I Don’t Plan To Switch To MMA, I Love Jiu-Jitsu Too Much.”

Nivaldo Oliveira of Checkmat team popularly known as “Nil” is considered one of the best black belts in BBJJ today. Owner of a extremely technical Jiu-Jitsu, the calm and effective Nil...

Jiu-Jitsu In Cantagalo (Rio De Janeiro Favela)

Jiu-Jitsu in Cantagalo (one of Rio De Janeiro’s favelas). Very inspiring! I remember training with some teenagers from the favelas at Alexandre Paiva’s academy in Rio, and these kids were...

Does Weight Cutting Truly Give You An Advantage In Sports?

I have written numerous articles about finding your right weight for Jiu-Jitsu and have been experimenting competing at 4 different weight classes such as Super Heavy (-100), Heavy (-94,3), Medium...

BJJ Fans Point To Rodolfo Vieira, Alexandre De Souza and Xande Ribeiro as Favorites For the Copa Podio 2013

The Copa Podio will be held on January 13 in Rio de Janeiro, and promises to set the gentle art communjty on fire. The event will feature a heavyweight GP, with names like Rodolfo Vieira, Leo...

BJJ Legend Fernando “Margarida” Pontes Back In Action, Wins MMA Fight By KO

BJJ Legend and multiple time world BJJ champion (Including 2001 double world champion at 21 years old) Fernando “Margarida” Pontes won his second official MMA  fight at Fair Fight, an MMA event...

Interview with BJJ Black Belt, Pedro Barcellos, Owner Of Atama Europe

1. Hi Pedro, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hi guys, my name is Pedro Barcellos, I am 38 years old, from Rio de Janeiro, 2nd Degree Black Belt and I...

Bill “The Grill” Cooper: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Like Breathing.”

Bill Cooper, also known as Bill “The Grill”, is an American grappler who earned the rank of black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu from Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller at the Paragon jiu jitsu academy....

Clarkoplata! Clark Gracie Has The Best Omoplatas & Crucifixes in Jiu-Jitsu

Does Clark Gracie have the best omoplata in Jiu-Jitsu? Could very well be. Check out this very cool highlight made by Unlimited fightwear of the Clarkoplata: Clark Gracie’s lethal Omoplata /...

World Pro Trials in Bucharest, Romania. Qualify and Win All Expense Paid Trip For The World Professional Championships 2013.

Register now for the second edition of Bucharest UAEJJ championship on 23-24th of February 2013!!!! You can WIN AGAIN MONEY PRIZES at the light open division, like the first edition winners: 500 euro...

The Problem with Most BJJ Instructionals

If you train BJJ, there is a big chance that you have a learned some techniques from a BJJ video instructional. Here’s a list of the top ten best...

What To Pack In Your Bag For Training In Brazil

BJJ black belt, “little” Tony PacenskI from BJJ Revolution Team shows us what he packs when he goes on a training trip to Brazil. Good stuff.