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Author Archive: BJJEE

Kyra Gracie Will Compete @ 2013 IBJJF Worlds

3x ADCC and 5X World BJJ champion Kyra Gracie has just confirmed her participation to 2013 IBJJF Worlds to BJJpix.com.  Kyra is the first female member of the Gracie family to achieve such...

Rickson Gracie On Kazushi Sakuraba ‘The Gracie Hunter’: “I Don’t See Anything That Impresses Me. His Mental Is His Best Aspect.”

In the early and mid ’90s the Gracie family ruled the world of MMA, and Gracie jiu-jitsu started a martial arts revolution…then came the Japanese fighter Kazushi Sakuraba. He stopped Royler,...

The Man Behind “We Love BJJ”: The Multi-Talented Wanderson M. Dos Santos

We Love BJJ is one of the most popular Facebook BJJ pages, which produces daily news about all things BJJ related (if you haven’t already, go like their page). The person in charge is Wanderson...

Benefits Of Powerlifting For Jiu-Jitsu

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique is king. How else would a much smaller person beat a bigger person if it wasn’t for superior technique. Strength however frowned upon, is also important...

Marcelo Garcia & Co Helping Terere To Get A Visa For The US To Compete @IBJJF Worlds

After Fernando Terere’s superfight at Copa Podio, According to Graciemag, the BJJ community is mobilizing to get Terere the chance to once again compete at the Worlds which will be held in...

Gianni Grippo, Oli Geddes To Teach @ Open Training Camp In Copenhagen, Denmark in June.

The training camp in Copenhagen, June 10-15th this summer, is shaping up to become the European BJJ event to participate in this year. A solid line up of instructors are confirmed, for what looks...

Checkmat Australia’s Kit Dale: “Next Up Is The Worlds. I Go There To Go One Better & Win The Gold.”

Kit Dale is a perfect combination of a badass BJJ player with serious credentials and real life joker. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe he talks about his background, his performance at AD...

ADCC Slovenia on 15/06/13

ADCC SLOVENIA OPEN I. 15.06.2013 – Leskoskova 7 – Ljubljana – Slovenia – standard ADCC categories – standard ADCC rules (categories and rules info:...

A Complete Study On Leandro Lo’s Highly Effective Guard Passing Game

Leandro has a deadly combination of great guard and great guard passing. This has made him into the most successful BJJ player on the competition scene in recent times. BJJ scout did a great Study on...

Rafael Lovato After Winning Brasileiros: “I Have Big Goals. Win The Worlds & Beat Galvao In Metamoris II.”

Source: Tatame.com.br (translated from Portuguese) Beating a Jiu-Jitsu black belt in Brazil is not easy, especially if you are not a Brazilian. Only two foreigners managed this feat, and Rafael...

Baltic BJJ Open 2013 in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 26 May

You are welcome to compete in Baltic BJJ Open 2013 in Lithuania,Kaunas on 26 May. All Info on the Poster

GFTeam Rising Star, Jaime Canuto: “There Is No Other Place In The World With The Level Of Training Of GFTeam.”

  GFTEAM’s Jaime Canuto made a big name for himself in 2013 when he won his brown belt middleweight division at the Pans and beating UFC champ Benson Henderson on the way. In this...

Leonardo Neves Seminar In Belgrade, Serbia 7-9 June, 2013

Leonardo Neves, BJJ Black belt and leader of Leo Neves BJJ- Checkmat will be holding a BJJ seminar in Belgrade, Serbia from the 7th to 9th of June, 2013. The seminar is open to all, even those that...

Exclusive Interview With Andre Borges, The Man Behind BJJHeroes.com (The BJJ Encyclopedia)

If there is one website that really sticks out as great source of information about the history Jiu-Jitsu it is BJJheroes.com which can really be considered as a BJJ encyclopedia. The man behind this...

Mendes Bros: “We Teach Lots Of Basic Techniques, But ‘Details’ Is What Make The Techniques Smart.”

The Mendes Brothers have for over a year been running a successful BJJ school: The Art Of Jiu-Jitsu Academy. In this interview with Pantarei.fr, they shared their approach to teaching and their key...

Prof. Jorge Pereira (Rickson Gracie Black Belt) Back In Bulgaria & Macedonia: “Jiu-Jitsu Is For Life!”

Master Jorge Pereira is a student of Rickson Gracie and the leader of Roots BJJ. You can read our interview with him here. Before his seminars in Sofia, Bulgaria (May 11) and Skopje, Macedonia (Maj...

Leo Vieira: “IBJJF Needs To Involve Representatives Of All BJJ Teams More, To Make The Sport Evolve…”

BJJ legend Leonardo Vieira is the co-founder of important teams such as Brasa and Checkmat, and coach of BJJ’s most prominent athletes such as Lucas Leite, João Assis and many others. He is also...

2013 Brasileiro Champ Murilo Santana: “I Put A Hold On My MMA Career, I Missed Jiu-Jitsu Too Much…”

Murilo Santana is a BJJ Black belt under the famous UFC referee Mario Yamasaki, who fights for the Sao Paulo based team, Barbosa Jiu Jitsu. Santana is considered one of the top fighters in the...

BJJEE Training Report: Jungle BJJ in Prague, Czech Republic

Continuing my usual habit of visiting BJJ academies wherever I travel, I had to visit Jungle BJJ while on my little vacation in Prague, Czech Republic last week. It was actually a little road trip...

BJJ Eastern Europe Rising Stars: Serbia’s Luka Radulovic

Luka Radulovic is a rising star in the Eastern European BJJ scene. This 21 year old has been on a tear in the past 18 months competing and medalling in every local tournament and generally dedicating...

Rodolfo, Xande and Leandro Lo Shine @ Copa Podio

This Sunday, Rio De Janeiro was host to the Copa Podio. The star of the show was Rodolfo Vieira. In addition to helping GFTeam beat Alliance in the challenge between teams, the black belt overcame...

Never Too Late To Start BJJ: The Great Helvecio Pena Started BJJ In His Early 30’s & Received His Black Belt @ 42 yrs Of Age…

Helvecio Penna is a De La Riva black belt with a unique story; he is over 50 and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world. What else? He also works full...

Master Royler Gracie: “When You Train Jiu-Jitsu, It’s The Only Time That You Forget Your Bills, Your Problems At Home etc…”

Royler Gracie needs little introduction. The son of Gracie jiu-jitsu co-founder Helio Gracie Royler has always been an avid competitor, winning the World Championships, PanAmericans and the...

AJ Agazarm On Facing Paulo Miyao In The Final Of Brasileiros: “Miyao’s Strength Is His Mental Toughness…”

AJ Agazarm is one of the top brown belts from Gracie Barra. Many people first heard of him when he was featured on the BJJ kumite where he took third place. This year he has medalled at the Europeans...