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Author Archive: BJJEE

BJJEE Rising Stars: Andris Brunovskis, Latvian-American 2014 Brown Belt Pan Champion

  Latvian-American BJJJ brown belt Andris Brunovskis is one of the best competitors on the North American BJJ scene. He has just won the gold at brown belt at this year’s Pan. In this...

(Video Highlight) The 2014 Polish No Gi Open With Over 900 Competitors

    Check out this video from the Polish NO Gi Open that was held last month in Lubon, near Poznan. Another proof of the growth of BJJ in Poland. Over 900 competitors.  

Ralph Gracie Black Belt Sean Roberts Joins Checkmat Ahead Of Metamoris Clash With Zak Maxwell

    Ahead of his Metamoris III showdown against Zak Maxwell, Ralph Gracie black belt Sean Roberts has anounced on his Facebook account that he will be reprensenting Checkmat. Roberts said...

(Video highlight) Greek BJJ Nationals 2014

    This is a Highlight video from the National BJJ 2014 in Athens Greece. It was the First time that 300 athletes competed in a BJJ Tournament. Last Year the National had 180 athletes....

Gabi Garcia On Positive Test For Banned Substance Clomiphene: ‘I’m Innocent. It Was Cross-Contamination From A Supplement I Took’

  The USADA released a statement on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, that the 2013 Worlds female open class and heavyweight silver medalist, Gabrielle Garcia tested positive for the prohibited...

Royler Gracie: ‘I’m Glad I Helped Eddie Bravo To Build His Academy’

    A few days ahead of his big clash with Eddie Bravo at Metamoris 3, Royler Gracie spoke with Luke Thomas of MMAfighting, and discussed his mindset, Eddie’s style and his preparation:...

Gabi Garcia Tests Positive For The Prohibited Substance Clomiphene After 2013 Worlds

    In 2013, IBJJF together with USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) tested twice for PEDs: at the Pans and the Worlds. The USADA released a statement on Wednesday, March 26, 2014,...

Inspiring Video: Gustavo Dantas On Pushing Through Hard Times & Believing In Your BJJ Dreams

    Nova Uniao black belt Gustavo Dantas talks about his Jiu-Jitsu journey which was not always easy and how he achieved his goal of having his own academy. Inspiring video:    

Eddie Bravo: “There’s A Leak Out Of Royler’s Camp That He’s Working On Catching Me With A Leglock”

    A few days ahead of his big clash with Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3, Eddie Bravo spoke with Luke Thomas of MMAfighting, and discussed the evolution of his game, Royler’s style and...

BJJEE Rising Stars: Top Euro Purple Belt, Sebastian Szyszka, From Poland & UK

    Polish juggernaut Sebastian Szyszka trains out of Gracie Barra Preston, UK under Lucio Sergio Dos Santos. He is one of the top purple belt heavyweights on the European circuit. Inthis...

Following Controversy, Gracie Academy Gets Rid Of Online Grading For Blue Belts

    It looks like with all the controversy following Rener Gracie’s statment that ‘learning Jiu-Jitsu online is even more effective than in the academy’ see article here, the...

Joe Rogan: ‘Frequent Weight Cutting Is Also A Cause Of Low Testosterone’

    The UFC’s Joe Rogan spoke to Matt Roth of MMA Mania and had a lot to say about the recent ban of testosterone replacement therapy by the UFC and the Nevada State Athletic...

(Video) Do You Even Benchpress Escape From Side Control Bro?

    The infamous benchpress escape is a popular move (you can’t really call it a technique) among beginners but it is also sometimes used by advanced BJJ players.     The...

World Champion Otavio Sousa Fired From Gracie Barra Irvine

    World champion Otavio Sousa has just been fired from his position of instructor at Gracie Barra headquarters in Irvine, California. He shared the news today on his Facebook. This comes...

The Controversy Surrounding The Rafael Mendes-Luiz Panza Roll @AOJ

Last week, Rafael Mendes published a video of him training with 2014 Pan Super heavyweight champion Luiz Panza. In the roll at the Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy, Panza apparently seems to be rolling...

Mario Sperry On 2015 ADCC Superfight With Ricardo Liborio: ‘We Define Ourselves By The Opponents We Choose To Face’

    The late Master Carlson Gracie had assembled one of the largest armies of fighters in the history of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. Among the big names are Zé Mario Sperry and Ricardo Liborio....

Swedish Black Belt Janni Larsson Wins Swedish Martial Artist Role Model Of The Year Award

    Swedish BJJ black belt and last year’s brown belt world champion has just won a major award: Swedish martial artist role model of the year! Janni Larsson lives in Copenhagen,...

Rafael Lovato Launches A New Movement To ‘Save Jiu-Jitsu’ From Stalling & Point Fighting

    World champion Rafael Lovato Jr has been competing all his life and he has also been on the losing end of some matches where his opponents were playing the tactical game and going for...

Victor Silverio Answers Clark Gracie’s Accusation That He Takes Steroids: ‘I’ll Tap You Out At The Worlds!’

    Clark Gracie has just created a mini controversy on social networks. Last year’s Pan gold medalist faced the GFTeam athlete Victor Silverio in the first round of the middle weight...

Mario Reis On Winning The Gold @2014 Pan: ‘I’m A 34 Year Old Warrior & Still Competing With The New Generation’

    The 2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu crowned some of the best fighters in the international arena. Among the winners, the experienced Mario Reis was one of the highlights of the competition. After...

Marcio ‘Pe De Pano’: ‘The Pan Open Weight Final Was awful. They Stalled For 10 Minutes.’

    BJJ legend ‘Marcio Pe de Pano’ Cruz has been away from the BJJ spotlight for the past few years. He is currently a Professional MMA fighter. The 2 time absolute (2002/03) world...

French Black Belt Samir ‘The Sandman’ Bensaid On His Choke Specialties & The French BJJ Scene

  BJJ Eastern Europe caught up with French black belt and choke specialist Samir Bensaid. He is the inventor of the famous ‘Muay Thai choke‘ or the ‘Zidane guard pass‘....

2014 Double Gold Pan Champion Andre Galvao: ‘I Didn’t Have Time To Properly Train For The Pan’

  The name of André Galvão will be recorded in Jiu-Jitsu history for eternity. The leader of Atos, last Sunday wrote another chapter of his saga at the Pan American Championships in...

Nice BJJ Open, Nice, France June 1st 2014

    The Nice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open 2014 will be held in Nice South of France at 261 route de grenoble 06200  – Nice – France. This will be an exciting BJJ competition...