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Author Archive: BJJEE

Zeljko Drinovac, a Croatian brown belt living in New York, talks about training with Marcelo Garcia

1. Hi Zeljko can you introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Zeljko Drinovac, coming from Zagreb , Croatia. I’m a bjj brown belt and training at Marcelo Garcia...

Drysdale JJ No Gi cup in Kielce, Poland

WELCOME ALL TO OPEN TOURNAMENT IN KIELCE, POLANDSaturday 19 May  IBJJF rules NO GIthree categories of severity beginner (white belt) Intermediate (blue belt) advanced (purple, brown, black)-61.5...

From fashion model to BJJ champion, meet Monique Elias

1. Hi Monique, can you please present yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Monique winning the Pan Ams 2012 My name is Monique Medeiros Elias, 22 years old and Blue Belt. I train with Mario...

Loyalty in BJJ. What is a “Creonte” anyway?

Article written by Bill Thomas for BJJ Weekly “For better or worse, Facebook has made millions of private squabbles public. Years ago when we had an issue with someone we could vent to a few...

IBJJF president Carlos Gracie JR: “we’re working towards steroid testing in Jiu-Jitsu”

Heading the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation for over ten years, Carlos Gracie JR analyzed the current panorama of Jiu-Jitsu and assured that soon it will get toughr for Brazilians,...

How to be a great mediocre BJJ student

Article written by caneprevost.com , check out his blog, he has excellent articles. “My personal aim is to be a great mediocre BJJ student. While some will tell you that we all should strive...

BJJ world champion Bernardo Faria talks training at Alliance SP, half guard, and his friends in Poland

Bernardo Faria is a World Jiu-Jitsu champion from the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu academy who holds an extensive competitive resume with titles at the world’ top tournaments such as the European Open, Pan...

Interview with Vedran Ikic from Croatia, World combat Ju-Jitsu and European BJJ champion

1. Hi Vedran can you introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Hello my name is Vedran Ikic from Croatia, Zadar. I’m representing team Neves/Checkmat in Croatia through club...

Jiu-Jitsu superstar, Marcos Buchecha Almeida; “I’m focusing on the Worlds”

Buchecha’s biography from BJJ Heroes Marcus Almeida “Buchecha” is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca with an impressive resume. Before completing his twentieth birthday...

Exclusive interview with WPJJC gold & silver medalist and Russian cop, Lena Zenkevitch

Lena with Michelle Nicolini 1.Hi Lena can you please introduce yourself to our readers? Konichiwa everybody!  My name is Lena “Kimatsu” Zenkevitch. I live and train in Vologda, Russia, together...

Summary of Prof Jorge Pereira’s seminar in Macedonia

Prof. Jorge Pereira, BJJ legend, 6th degree black belt under master Rickson Gracie,  conducted a series of successful seminars last week in Macedonia. He also did around 20 privates (bjj, vale...

Rodolfo Vieira: “Roger is the one who has three world absolute titles, so I want to win four!”

Rodolfo Vieira did it again! The action at the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship has come to a close in Abu Dhabi. Rodolfo Vieira took front and center as the big standout of the event, for...

Mariusz Linke of Poland wins golds at Naga Worlds

Mariusz “Manolo” Linke competed this weekend at the The Naga World in New Jersey. Poland’s first BJJ black belt and leader of Linke Gold Team, brought the gold back to PolandAdult...

WPJJ 2012 summary: Eastern European athletes shine!

Camil Moldoveanu of Romania This year’s Abu Dhabi World Pro BJJ is done and dusted. Eastern European athletes formed a big contingent and did not dissappoint! Maria Malyjasiak from Poland,...

2012 WPJJC results (blue, purple, black finals)

This list will be constantly updated. Eastern European athletes are in boldWatch the world pro live here!http://www.filmon.com/channel/79 Black belt results: -64KG: Fernando Vieira beat Thiago...

Braulio Estima: “Nick Diaz’s Jiu-Jitsu is very good. He doesn’t focus on points but on submissions. This is going to be a great fight!”

Triple world champion of Jiu-Jitsu, Braulio Estima won the ADCC championship last year, beating Ronaldo Jacare in the superfight of the event, which was held in England. The current focus of...

Abu Dhabi WPJJC day 2 results (all belts), includes Eastern Europeans!

Xande Ribeiro submitting Cara de Sapato to make it to the finals Tomorrow’s Black belt finals:-64KG: Fernando Vieira x Thiago Barreto-70KG: Raphael dos Santos x Samuel Canquerino-76KG: Lucas...

BJJ CAMP – in Antalya, Turkey with Leo Vieira, Leo Neves and Chico Mendes

Welcome to Antalya – Spice Hotel BJJ Summer Camp – Join us for 9 days of intensive training. 9 DAYS OF COMPLETE FUN AND BJJ WHERE?SPICE RESORT & SPA ANTALYA...

2012 WPJJC: day 1 highlights and exclusive black belt brackets

Source: Graciemag The day 1 of the 2012 WPJJ was totaly dedicated to children’s division. The future stars of Jiu-Jitsu in the Arab region took control of the six mats set at the Abu Dhabi...

Interview with Carlos “Carlao” Santos the man who developed Jiu-Jitsu to make it a state sport in the Emirates

“Carlao” is a 3-time World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu heavyweight champion. Carlos’s Jiu-Jitsu career started in 1993 at the famous Carlson Gracie Academy in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro,...

Watch the Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu-Jitsu Worlds live here (Live stream)

You should be able to watch the live stream from this channel. I will add some new channels during the day if need be, so keep tuned in: Live stream...

Abu Dhabi pro Jiu-Jitsu championship 2012 Preview & Predictions

Article written by the excellent Jsho on the EFN Forum  This is the 4th World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championships and promises some great match ups. The weight categories appear to have shifted...

Bosnian BJJ black belt, Slaven Planinic, talks to us about his journey in BJJ and his love for Filipino Martial arts

1. Hi Slaven can you please introduce yourself to our readers?  My name is Slaven Planinic 39 years old,from Mostar,Bosnia and Hercegovina,owner and head coach at Inosanto Mixed Martial Arts –...

Nick Diaz to meet Braulio Estima in a BJJ superfight on May 12

Braulio Estima, one of the best Jiu-Jitsu players in the world, will welcome Nick Diaz back to the world of BJJ. The Diaz vs. Estima BJJ superfight, which will be contested at 180 pounds, will take...