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Author Archive: BJJEE

The Tides Have Turned in the Cornelius and Miyao Rivalry

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by Dan Faggella Merriam-Webster dictionary defines underdog as a loser or a predicted loser in a struggle or contest, as a victim or injustice or persecution. Often...

Interview with 2013 Purple Belt World BJJ Champ, The UK’s Vanessa English

Vanessa English is a up in coming BJJ player from Nottingham, UK who took gold at this year’s World Championships at purple belt. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe, she talks about her...

Royler Gracie On Eddie Bravo:”There Are People Who Talk A Lot & Those Who Fight A Lot. He Based His Whole Career On One Fight.”

The third edition of Metamoris, with a date yet to be defined, will have feature the much awaited rematch between Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo 10 years after their last fight in ADCC in Brazil....

Interview With Jeffrey Graham, Instructor @Carlson Gracie Las Vegas: “Nothing Is More Important Than Jiu-Jitsu.”

Jeff Graham has been training BJJ since 1997. In this time, he has trained in Hawaii, The Philippines and Las Vegas where he is an instructor at Carlson Gracie Las Vegas. In this interview with BJJ...

11 x World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater & His Passion For Jiu-Jitsu

Surf and Jiu-Jitsu have a lot in common as both are a lifestyle. Many surfers train Jiu-Jitsu. Among the most famous ones are Joel Tudor (BJJ balck belt) and the Michael Jordan of Surfing: Kelly...

Buchecha vs Vieira: The Slaughter House

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by Dan Faggella, a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu...

Interview With Czech-American BJJ Black Belt: Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec

Czech-American Karel “Siver Fox” Pravec has 20 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience (since 1993). During his training at the Renzo Gracie Academy, Karel has trained with and studied...

Examining The Diet Of The Best Endurance Athletes In The World: Kenyan Runners

Those “best endurance athletes” are clearly the Kenyan runners. One study found that athletes from just one collection of Kenyans, the Kalenjin tribe, had won approximately 40 percent of all...

Braulio Estima: “Rodolfo Vieira Is Humble & A Good Person.”

After the 2013 World, where he closed the weight class with Romulo Barral, Braulio Estima continued one week later with another competition. Metamoris Pro II, was held in California, USA, on Sunday,...

What We Learned From Metamoris II

Written by James Jayme A lot of people today are complaining about seeing high level competitors stay on double guard positions for the whole duration of the match, trying to rack up points than to...

Metamoris III Announced, Will Feature Royler Gracie vs Eddie Bravo Rematch

During last weekend’s Metamoris II, Ralek Gracie anounced the rematch that we’ve all been waiting for: Royler Gracie vs Eddie Bravo. These two first met at the 2003 ADCC Submission...

Brendan Schaub: “My Goal Was To Shut Down Cyborg’s Guard. For Me, I Was A Successful.”

At Metamoris 2, Brendan Schaub and Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu discuss their controversial match at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles in the post event press conference. Roberto Cyborg was...

Metamoris II Results & Review

  The evening started with Victor Estima vs JT Torres: This was a 20 mins footlock battle with reaping (since this wasn’t IBJJF rules). The whole fight pretty much consisted of leg...

(Videos) Metamoris II Fight Videos

We’ll be uploading more fights if they get taken down.

Metamoris II Preview and Predictions

The second edition of Metamoris Pro Brazilian jiu-jitsu Invitational is set to take place this weekend (Sun., June 9, 2013), live from Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif., featuring many of the...

Demian Maia: “I’m proud to represent BJJ in the UFC.”

Source: mmatorch.com Demian Maia is a highly decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and perhaps the best jiu-jitsu practictioner in the UFC’s welterweight division. Maia is 3-0 since dropping...

Training Report: Gracie Humaita In Israel With Moshe Kaitz

written by Raphael Levy for Jits.fr (original article in French) I went to visit my brother in Israel on the occasion of the birth of my nephew. He and his family live in a small town in the north...

5 Days BJJ Summer Camp With Michael Langhi, Split, Croatia

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS/RECORD:    2X WORLD CHAMPION 3X PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION 2X BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION 3X EUROPEAN CHAMPION WEIGHT CATEGORY:                    PESO LEVE...

Obtaining 50/50 Guard From Virtually Any Position with Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by Dan Faggella, a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu...

Michael Jackson’s Son, Prince, Trains Jiu-Jitsu With The Gracies & Is An Avid Student

Son of pop star Michael Jackson, Prince , 16, is a practitioner of Jiu Jtsu and trains at Gracie Academy Beverly Hills, Los Angeles in California. Prince is a student of Ryron and Rener Gracie. The...

(Video Doc) Murilo Bustamante: BJJ vs Luta Livre

In this video Murilo Bustamante takes us back to 1991 when Murilo took part in one of the most legendary Vale-Tudo challenges of all time, it seemed that Bustamante was destined to be in big events...

Caio Terra: “My Rivalry With Bruno Malfacine Is Nothing Personal.”

Caio Terra and Bruno Malfacine always meet in the finals of the rooster weight in the Worlds, but since 2009, Caio’s arm was raised never raised. This year was a different story. Just as in...

Referee Muzio de Angelis Answers Ary Farias: “The IBJJF Wants To Improve The Sport. It Was Very Messy Before.”

Yesterday we shared an interview where Ary Farias where he felt outraged by the decision of Muzio De Angelis, the referee, to give him a negative point for celebrating outside of the mat area befor...

Braulio Estima: “I’m Coming Back To The GI & I Will Compete At The Highest Level Into My Late 30’s.”

This week’s guests at Budovideos “This Week on BJJ” include brothers Braulio Estima and Victor Estima. They discuss their performance at the worlds and their upcoming matches at...