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Author Archive: BJJEE

Croatian BJJ league! 13 airplane tickets to European Open in Lisbon as prizes!

  Our friends at SUBOS (Alliance BJJ Zagreb) have organized a new BJJ league: MOJ-BANKAR.HR Jiu-Jitsu League which will be comprised of 4 separate events (rounds) in 2012.The first event is Saturday...

Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller visits Copacobana BJJ academy in Poland

Our friends at grapplerinfo.pl recently had an interview with Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller during his seminar at the Copacobana academy in Warsaw. Franjinha is one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

BJJ Eastern Europe techniques: “The Serbian Foot lock”

We are going to be featuring regular techniques from various BJJ practitioners from the region. Here is the first one: “The Serbian foot lock”. I’m demonstrating the move that my...

Who was the first European to win a gold medal at the BJJ Worlds in the black belt division? Laurence Cousin Fouillat of France!

Thanks to my friends at BJJ Heroes and  IKUSA.FR for the original article Worlds 2007 The French Laurence Cousin Fouillat is regarded as the first European female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

Review of last weekend’s Saint Petersburg BJJ Open in Russia

Thanks to our friends at Jiu-Jitsu style magazine for the information and pictures. As you saw in our interview of Russia;s first BJJ black belt Leonid Gatoskiy...

Bosnia’s first BJJ black belt, Arvin Widder on using judo in BJJ, and the BJJ scene in the region

1. Hi Arvin, can you please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us about your journey in Jiu-Jitsu and Judo? (Your background, who you trained under, who did you train with in Brazil and the...

Victor Estima seminar in Vienna!

The world NO GI and Europeans 2012 champion is in Vienna. Learn his famous foot lock and inverted triangle! Saturday 24.03.2012: 11:00 – 14:30, 16:00 – 19:00 Limited Spaces !! Price: 70...

Croatian No Gi BJJ Open on April 7, 2012. Cash prizes!

Make sure to check out this event and all other regional competitions on the competition calendar: http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/p/competition-calendar.html 2nd Croatian BJJ No-Gi Open 2012 HBJJS...

The meaning of “OSS” or “OSU”

OSS Kanji When you train BJJ you will often hear the word “OSS” in various situations.The famous “OSS” has many origins. The first definition of “OSS” as an abbrevition for Onegai...

Rio Grappling Club Poland’s Mariusz Koziej talks about the BJJ scene in Poland, running his academies and the growth of the RGC network

Mariusz (left) with Nenad Latincic (blue gi) and Robeto Atalla 1. Mariusz, can you tell the Eastern European BJJ community about yourself and your journey in bjj? Hi My name is Mariusz Koziej I’m...

Head coach of 2012 European Juvenile team champions, Željko Vuković talks about how he built his successful youth program from the ground up

1. Hi Zeljko, can you please introduce yourself to our readers? BJJ club Triangle (Rio Grappling Club Croatia) Hi guys, I’m from Đakovo, Croatia. I started training training traditional...

BJJ’s main man in the Czech republic, Jungle BJJ’s Fernando Araujo talks about how he spread the “Jiu-Jitsu gospel”

We had the pleasure to talk with Fernando Araujo who leads the Jungle BJJ (http://junglebjj.com/), the first BJJ academy in the Czech Republic. Fernando is a 2 time State Champion, National Circuit...

Video interview with 4x world BJJ champion Michelle Nicolini

Our friends at mma-connection (http://mma-connection.com/) had a video interview with 4x world BJJ champion Michele Nicolini where she talked about her wins at the Europeans, and her focus on her MMA...

Clark Gracie talks about making his mark in the black belt, his childhood, his academy and also about the problem of steroids in BJJ

Clark Gracie is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under his father, Carley Gracie. Clark is also the grandson to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie. In keeping with the family trade, Clark Gracie became a...

Asian champion, silver medalist at Brasileiro, Worlds & Europeans, the Philippine’s Ralph Go: “I want to win the Worlds in 2012!”

Ralph spends a lot of this training in Brazil and the US with the Mendes bros. 1. Ralph, can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  Hi guys, my name is Ralph Go. I am...

Gracie Barra Hungary’s Max Carvalho: “I’m working to make BJJ more popular in this part of Europe”

Max (in the center) with Ratinho (GB Paris) and Carlos Maia (Blue gi, GB Slovenia) 1. Hi Max, can you please introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Max Carvalho and I’m a 1st degreeblack...

The man to dethrone Rafael Mendes? Exclusive interview with Augusto Tanquinho about his return to competition, his strategy, and his future plans in the US.

Tanquinho beating Rafael Mended at World Pro 2011 Augusto Mendes, also known as Tanquinho within the Jiu Jitsu community, is a Black belt under the legendary Master of BJJ, Mr Francisco Mansur....

Exclusive interview with Braulio Estima: “Polish BJJ is top 3 in Europe”

Great video interview of World BJJ and ADCC champion Braulio Estima made by my friends at http://www.grapplerinfo.pl/ Braulio was recently in Poland at Copacabana Academy in Warsaw where he conducted...

Estonian BJJ black belt Martin Aedma takes gold at Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu Jitsu Cup Trials in Helsinki, Finland

This weekend, Estonia’s Martin Aedma competed in the -83 kg black/brown division of Abu Dhabi World Pro Cup Jiu Jitsu Trials held in Helsinki, Finland.Martin fought 2 matches and took home the...

Braulio Estima seminar at Copacobana Team, Warsaw: 3 new black belts, 7 new brown belts and other promotions

Last thursday, world BJJ and ADCC champion Braulio Estima had a seminar at the Copacabana Team academy in Warsaw, Poland. Copacabana is one of the top BJJ academies in Poland with a huge facility and...

How to find your ideal weight for BJJ training and competition

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very demanding sport. You’re grabbing, pulling, pushing, getting thrown, and generally exerting a huge amount of energy. It is such a great workout that it is one of the...

Strength and conditioning training for BJJ for less than 10 euros: the homemade Bulgarian training bag.

In this article I will show you how to make you’re own Bulgarian training for less than 10 euros and get a great functional workout for BJJ from it.The Bulgarian training bag is used in...

World BJJ Champion Alexander Trans: “I want to win all the main titles at black belt, then make it to the UFC”

We were very lucky to get a exclusive interview of one of the top European grapplers in recent history, the Dane Alexander Trans, from the Checkmat academy in Copenhagen (Arte Suave). Alexander made...

BJJ Black Belt Leonardo Neves, talks to us about his academies in Sweden, Turkey, Croatia and Serbia.

1. Hi Leo, can you please introduce yourself to our readers?  First I want to thank you for the invitation of the interview and for this initiative in creating a site for the eastern part of Europe....