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Author Archive: BJJEE

From Russia With Chokes: The D’Alessandro Bros From BTT Russia

Maximillion and Dillon D’Alessandro are two purple belts that have moved to Russia to teach BJJ at BTT Russia-Ludus Team. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe they talk about their...

2013 ADCC Will Not Be Streamed Live

  Unconfirmed news, but coming from reliable sources: ADCC 2013 will take place on October 19 & 20, 2013 at the Beijing Di Tan Gymnasium, in Beijing, China. There will be no live stream for...

BJJEE Training Report: Tristar Gym, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Our friend Stephane from the excellent French website www.planetejjb.com was recently in Montreal, Canada and trained BJJ at the famous Tristar gym which is Georges St Pierre’s very own base...

European Champ Alexander Trans On ADCC 2013: “I Don’t Care Who I’m Going To Fight. I’ll Focus On Myself And See What Happens.”

  The excellent Swedish blog, grapplingbloggen.se recently conducted a interview with Denmark’s Alexander Trans, Last year’s European black belt Champion in IBJJF and ADCC European...

AD Pro San Diego Trials: Keenan Cornelius Takes Double Gold In Black Belt Debut

  Just a week after after getting promoted to black belt by Andre Galvao, Keenan Cornelius entered the black belt division with a bang. He submitted all his four opponents and won his weight and...

Brendan Schaub: “My Metamoris Fight Helped Jiu-Jitsu…”

  In his pre-fight interview with the reporter Ariel Helwani, Brendan Schaub states that not only does he have no regrets concerning his Metamoris match—he actually claims that his...

Rener Gracie: “My Uncle Royce Is Right About Using Just Jiu-Jitsu In MMA, But Also Wrong…”

Royce Gracie recently was very critical of his family’s recent performances in MMA. In an interview with MMA Fighting‘s Guilherme Cruz, Royce said the reason Gracie family fighters are...

BJJ Brown belt Brendan Schaub Brabo Chokes Out Matt Mitrione In UFC 165

  Brendan Schaub took a first step towards redeeming himself to the BJJ community: He submitted Matt Mitrione with a Brabo choke (D’arce) in his UFC fight. The BJJ brown belt under Amal...

Ricardo De La Riva and Yuki Nakai Fight To A Draw In De La Riva Retirement Match

  The fight was 20 minutes no points submission only match held in Japan. Nakai had won their first match 10 years ago. This was De La Riva’s retirement match. The fight ended as a draw...

Exclusive Interview With Christy Thomas, Relson Gracie’s Only Female Black Belt

  Christy Thomas is the first female black belt in Relson Gracie’s Organization. Relson Gracie is a Jiu-Jitsu red belt, second eldest son of Helio Gracie. In this interview with BJJ Eastern...

BJ Penn To Train With Jose Aldo In Rio For Edgar Fight

  Now that BJ Penn is set to rematch Frankie Edgar at 145lbs, he has activated his partnership with his team Nova Uniao. Penn and Edgar are booked to coach the next season of The Ultimate...

Keenan Cornelius: “With The Black Belt, I finally Have The Ticket To Compete At The Highest Level.”

  Getting ready for the ADCC 2013, Keenan talked to GRACIEMAG about the experience of reaching the rank of Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He talked about the presence of his family and what he expects...

7x World Champion Hannette Staack European Seminar Tour

  Hannette Staack, from Brazil 021, in Chicago, IL, will be embarking on a European Seminar Tour. The seven-time world champion (Gi) and one-time world champion (No-Gi) will be in Europe from...

(Rare Video) Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2000

  This rare video is from the Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu championship which was held in the US in 2000. The video features interview of Rickson, and his kids including the late Rockson Gracie and...

Roger Gracie Confirms Moving Back Up To 205 In MMA & Makes Some Changes In Training

  After the defeat suffered to Tim Kennedy in his only UFC fight, last July 6, Roger Gracie has decided to change his training regimen: He first hired trainer Phil Learney to work on  his...

UFC Signs Russian Female Fighter With Good Jiu-Jitsu

  The UFC has signed Moscow, Russia based bantamweight female fighter Alexandra “Stitch” Albu.  The 1.58m and 61kg Russian, is another attraction in the category of champion Ronda...

An Insight Into Gleison Tibau’s Massive One Day Weight Cut

  Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting talked to Stefane Dias and Everton Bittar of American Top Team and got them to open up about their techniques to make huge UFC Lightweight Gleison Tibau cut and...

UFC 165’s John Makdessi: “I’m Not Impressed With Opponents With BJJ Black Belts…”

  UFC Lightweight John Makdessi (11-2, 4-2 UFC) faces Ultimate Fighter: Brazil veteran Renee Forte this Saturday at UFC 165 in Canada. He spoke to UFC.com in advance of the bout and here’s...

ADCC 2013: Kyra Gracie Replaced By Unknown Chinese Competitor

  Source adcombat.com “ADCC Committee just announced that Kyra Gracie’s replacement is a Chinese competitor! Xinning Xu, a competitor from Shanghai, will bring some local blood and...

Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Clarifies His Black Belt Promotion

  A few days ago, Andre Galvao posted a video of him promoting Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles to black belt. “Cobrinha” went on to win multiple World titles and Galvao went on...

(Video) The Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Training Session In The World: 150 Black Belts in Abu Dhabi

  One hundred and fifty black belts did a great workout at the Abu Dhabi Combat Center in Abu Dhabi, where the first editions of the ADCC were held back in the day . In the video below you can...

After A Disappointing Copa Podio, Renato Cardoso Bounces Back To Win The Absolute At Floripa Open

  Last weekend, the black belt from Checkmat, Renato Cardoso did not pass the first phase of Copa Podio GP in Rio despite a good campaign where he submitted Travis Stevens. Without being...

Travis Stevens: “I truly believe that there is not one BJJ or Judo player in the world that I can’t beat.”

  World class Judoka Travis Stevens came 4th at the recent Copa Podio. He shared some very interesting insights about not being intimidated by big names in Jiu-Jitsu or Judo when competing, in a...

Royce Gracie: “The New Generation Of Gracies Are Not Successful In MMA Because They Don’t Focus On Jiu-Jitsu.”

  Lats weekend, 3 Gracies fought in WSOF 5 (Gregor, Rolles and Neiman) and just one was victorious: Neiman Gracie. Gregor and Rolles Gracie both lost at WSOF 5, and that dropped the family...