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Author Archive: BJJEE

Fix Common Mistakes & Omoplata Like A Boss

The omoplata is a great move that is often underused or not properly used in BJJ. It’s a submission, a sweep, and a setup for other submissions and sweeps. It is not the easiest move to pull off...

Exclusive Interview With Dennis Asche, Creator Of Connection Rio

  Dennis Asche must have the best job in the world! He is a hugely popular and important figure in the BJJ community, the creator of the Jiu-Jitsu accommodation and training experience in Rio De...

Do or Die Hyperfly BJJ Gi Review

By Brendan from Gireviews.net (our friends) Check out their site, best Gi Review site on the net “You can’t teach heart” No, no you cannot. This is an important statement that I feel a...

3X European Champion Luke Costello:”I’m Going For The Grand Slam In 2013, Double Golds In All Major Tournaments!”

  1) Luke, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe? Hi I’m Luke Costello, 23, BJJ Brown Belt, England. I train under Braulio Estima and my main titles are 3x...

Igor Silva On Training At GF Team & The Effectiveness Of The Closed Guard

Igor Silva is one of the top players in BJJ‘s Super and Ultra heavyweight division. A black belt under Muzio de Angelis, Igor Silva also trains with Julio Cesar at the GF Team HQ. Igor is mostly...

Crossing Over From Wrestling To BJJ

This blog is written by Connection Rio team member Torryn Heffelfinger. He’ll be blogging weekly on life and training BJJ in Rio de Janeiro. Source: trainingthedream.blogspot.com.br   This...

What We Learned From The 2013 Copa Podio

The 2013 BJJ season started off with a bang with Copa Pódio Heavyweight Grand Prix bringing together BJJ’s heavyweights and biggest stars. See the full results here Rodolfo Vieira is a beast...

Nutrition For Grapplers: Dates, the “Ideal Food”

Dates are one of my favorite snacks. It’s a good healthy option if you want something sweet that is very healthy. You can  take out the seed and blend them in a smoothie together with other...

Copa Podio 2013 Full Results

Cities Challenge – Diego Borges defeated Rodrigo Reis by armbar Couples Challenge : Leandro Lo defeated Augusto Tanquinho (5 to 2) Mackenzie Dern defeated Luiza Monteiro (8-2) Tanquinho and...

IBJJF Launches The 2013 Rule Book

IBJJF launches the 2013 Rule Book. Be sure to read about all the updated rules for 2013. The new rules will be active for the European Open Championship, which takes place January 24-27 in Lisbon,...

Strength & Conditioning Circuit In Preparation For IBJJF Europeans 2013

This is a nice S& C circuit that Boa Team from Monaco are doing in preparation for this year’s Europeans. Note that the exercises are all BJJ Specific:

Mackenzie and Tanquinho on ‘couples challenge’ against Leandro Lo and Luiza @ Copa Podio

  Source: Tatame (translated from Portuguese) In addition to a GP with the best heavyweights in the world, the Copa Podia of Jiu-Jitsu, which happens this Sunday (13) in Rio de Janeiro, will feature...

Polish No Gi Championship, 23-24 February 2013

III Polish Championship No Gi CBJJ Rules 2013  DATE: 23-24 February 2013 ADDRESS: Sports and Entertainment Hall LOSiR, ul. Hugona Kołłątaja 2, 62-030 Luboń/Poznań, Poland REGISTRATION: START:...

The 5 Most Annoying Types of Partners in BJJ

If you are new to Jiu-Jitsu don’t be this guy.  If you train with this guy slip him a copy of this post in his gear bag. 1. The dirty partner Almost everyone has faced someone like this, usually...

BJJ Eastern European Open In Zagreb, Croatia On feb. 23, 2013

We are proud to present largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in Eastern Europe!  Date: 23/02/2013 Categories: Official IBJJF Categories & Rules – Junior & Adult divisions This event will...

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...