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Author Archive: BJJEE

Marcus Buchecha Seminar In Amsterdam, June 13th.

On June 13th, the 6x Jiu Jitsu World Champion Marcus Almeida ‘Buchecha’ will give a seminar in Holland for the first time ever. Marcus ‘Buchecha’ is the current black belt...

Exclusive Interview With Gracie Barra Switzerland’s Igor Araujo

Igor Araujo, head of Gracie Barra Switzerland, in Geneva, is a BJJ black belt since 2005, when he was promoted by his master Aldo “Caveirinha” Januario in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Before his next...

Gui Mendes: “I Have A More Versatile Game Than My Rivals. 90% Of Lightweights Only Fight From The Bottom.”

Guilhereme Mendes talked in a recent interview with Kid Peligro of ADcombat, and discussed why he is so successful, and the training at Art of Jiu -Jitsu academy in preparation for the Worlds which...

2013 Worlds Training Camps: Check Mat

Graciemag reporter Ivan Trindade paid a visit to Check Mat’s training camp for the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, in Huntington Beach, California. He met with Marcus Buchecha, Lucas Leite,...

Wrestling (FILA) President, Nenad Lalovic Of Serbia, On Wrestling’s Future At The Olympics: “We have to think about how to make wrestling a show.”

On Feb. 12, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) voted to recommend wrestling for exclusion from the program of Olympic sports from 2020, leaving an uncertain future for one of the oldest, if...

The Leg Drag Pass: 3 Masters From 3 Generations

The leg drag is a powerful guard pass that relies on posture and pressure to put your opponent’s defense on the side. It has surfaced over the past years with the emergence of the Mendes bros...

Could This Be The Year Were Atos Dethrones Alliance As The Top Team BJJ In Competitions?

The name Atos is still fairly new in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world, but the team has made a big impression. According to BJJ Heroes: “Atos was Created in 2008, Atos Jiu Jitsu is an academy led...

Rafael Lovato Set To Make History In 2 Big Events: Metamoris 2 & IBJJF Worlds

Source: Tatame (translated from Portuguese) 2007 BJJ world champion and this yera’s Brazilian National champion Rafael Lovato Jr. will be at Metamoris Pro Jiu-Jitsu Invitational, which will...

Exclusive Documentary: The Gracies & the Birth of Vale Tudo

In 1914, a small Brazilian man named Carlos Gracie learned the forbidden secrets of Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art developed by the warrior classes of Japan throughout the centuries. “The Gracies and the...

NAGA Germany Results & Highlight

The 2013 NAGA Germany Grappling Championship were held last weekend. The level of talent and sportsmanship was top notch.  Next up for NAGA in Europe will be in Monaco on June 30, 2013 (a Sunday)...

Renzo Gracie: “Everything I See, I See Through Jiu Jitsu Eyes.”

Renzo Gracie is part of martial arts legends. A fantastic coach, great fighter and charismatic individual excelled as a competitor in the 1990′s winning important tournaments such as the ADCC (Abu...

UFC Fighter Pat Barry Competing @ A Colorado BJJ Tournament

The UFC heavyweight Pat Barry is known for his world class striking skills. He also trains Jiu-Jitsu and recently competed in a BJJ tournament in Colorado where he got first place, check out his...

Andre Galvao: “I Am The Only Person That Is At The Same Time A Head Of Team (Atos) & A Top Competitor.”

Multiple world and ADCC champion Andre Galvao talked to ADcombat about his preparations for the IBJJF Worlds. He talked about his position as a team leader at Atos and a world class competitor:...

Metamoris 2: Ralek Gracie’s Prediction For The Kron Gracie Vs Shinya Aoki Main Event

Metamoris returns with another blockbuster card featuring six matches contested by world-class practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The unique format combining 20-minute single-round matches with...

Braulio Estima: “I’m On Track To Regain My Old Level Again. I’m Focused On My Grappling Superfights in 2013.”

After two years spent away from Jiu-Jitsu, Braulio Estima once again wore the kimono and participated in the Copa Podio on Sunday, May the 5th, where he faced Xande Ribeiro, in the Cities Challenge....

Grapplers Quest Amsterdam 10-11/13: All Expense paid Trip To Compete @Grapplers Quest Brazil For Black Belt Winner.

Important Black Belt Announcement! Grab & Pull and Grappler’s Quest have just anounced that the winner of Grapplers Quest Amsterdam (Adult Absolute Black Belt Division) will get flights and...

Guilherme Mendes On UFC Fighter Luke Rockhold: “He’s A Tough BJJ Brown Belt.”

Luke Rockhold faces Vitor Belfort on the 18th of May in the UFC in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The fighter spent a few days working on his Jiu-Jitsu with brothers Rafael and Guilherme Mendes at the Art...

Fernando Tererê’s New Academy In Rio De Janeiro

William Burkhardt of BJJPix went over at Fernando Tererê’s new academy in Rio de Janeiro to roll with and interview the legend.

Xande Ribeiro: “My Brother Saulo & Me Are The Two Sides Of The Same Coin. We Complete Each Other.”

Xande Ribeiro recently beat Braulio Estima in a Superfight at Copa Podio, in Rio de Janeiro. In an interview (In Portuguese) with tatame, Xande commented on the differences between entering a...

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...