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Author Archive: BJJEE

BJJ Black Belt, Zaid Mirza Marries Into The Jordanian Royal Family

Brazilian-Jordanian Zaid Mirza is a BJJ black belt under World Champion Cassio Werneck. He is the man who has developed BJJ and MMA in the kingdom of Jordan for the past 10 years. He has a chain of...

Interview With Shimon Mochizuki, Head Coach Of Arte Suave Denmark, One Of The Most Successful Academies In Europe

Arte Suave in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the most successful BJJ academies in Europe in terms of competition achievements with such competitors as Alexander Trans, Ida Hansson, Shanti Abelha,...

Gabi Garcia Reveals The Names Of BJJ Athletes Tested For PEDs @ The 2013 Pan

The Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu champions crowned it’s black belts last Sunday, and innovated by conducting doping tests on 10 random medalists. Gabi Garcia, weight and absolute champion, released...

2011 Champ Vinny Magalhaes On China hosting ADCC 2013: “I’ve never heard of any Jiu-Jitsu in China…”

2011 was a perfect year for Vinny “Pezao” Magallhaes. In addition to four MMA wins , he won the Heavyweight category at ADCC by beating Fabricio Werdum in the decision. Back in the...

3 Ways To Deal With Competition Anxiety

They say that Jiu-Jitsu is 90% mental and 10% physical, meaning that however prepared you may be, if your mind is not at the right place, you will fail. Let’s face it BJJ competitions are nerve...

Learn The “Barata plata” From Rafael Barata Freitas

Rafael Barata Freitas is one of the best rooster weights in the world. He is famous for his energy filled style and for his famous “Barato plata”. It is a very powerful shoulder lock. If...

Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu’s Dave Camarillo: “Judo Is Faster & More Aggressive, BJJ Is More Cool & Intelligent…”

Dave Camarillo is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the famous Ralph Gracie. He competed for the USA Judo team and also was one of the top BJJ competitors in the US. In his younger...

2013 Pan: Big Names Shine at Masters & Seniors

The 2013 Pan also showcased the veterans, and stars of yesterday: the Masters and Seniors. Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros (Brasa) took gold in the Master black belt defeating Bruno Bastos...

Advice On How To Find Sponsors And Be A BJJ “Pro”

Source: Gameness A professional athlete is somebody who makes a living training and competing in their sport. BJJ still being a young sport, the amount of “pro” BJJ players is little....

2013 Croatian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship, 27/04/13

One of the best tournaments in the region: Tournament date Saturday: 27/4/2013 Competitor registrations Until: 23/4/2013 23:59 (absolutely no registration will be accepted after) Registrations will...

What We Learned From The 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship

This last edition of the Pan is done and dusted and we are now getting ready for the World Pro in April and IBJJF worlds at the end of May. Before we move on let’s look at the stories that...

Caio Terra: “I Was The First One To Get Tested For PEDs After The Pan”

Caio Terra is the new Pan rooster weight champion after having beaten Bruno Malfacine in the final by a score of 2-0 in a very close fight. This is the first time in a very long series of second...

IBJJF Pan PLAY BY PLAY and Results, Saturday March 23rd

To get the PLAY BY PLAY for sunday’s action click here SATURDAY, MARCH 23TH 12:00 Ok guys we are live  from Irvine California! At the moment it’s mostly brown and black belt belt senior....

2013 Pan: Michael Liera Jr Takes Double Gold @Purple Belt And The Rest Of The Action

Day 3 of the 2013 Pan was all about the very exciting purple belts. The big star was Atos’s Michael Liera who had a great achievement taking the double gold at weight and absolute. Liera...

IBJJF Pan PLAY BY PLAY and Results, Sunday March 24th

Tune in here at 11am California time or 8pm Paris or Belgrade time on Saturday and at 9am California time/ 8pm Paris of Belgrade time on Sunday ( March 23, 24th) for the live play by play right here...

The Prestigious Grapplers Quest Tournaments Come To Europe.

Grapplers Quest comes to Europe in partnership with Grab&Pull Grab&Pull and Grapplers Quest have joined forces to bring Grapplers Quest tournaments to Europe. Since 1999, Grapplers Quest has...

6x BJJ World Champ Michelle Nicolini: “I Will Switch To MMA After ADCC 2013.”

Source: Tatame At age 31, Michelle Nicolini has had a solid and successful career in Jiu-Jitsu. However, the black belt did an MMA fight in 2011, and took a liking to it. She plans to resume her...

Checkmat Ace Renato Cardoso: ” With The Steroid Testing, Let’s See Now Who Are The Top Athletes.”

Source: Tatame After stamping his ticket to Abu Dhabi, where he will compete in the World Pro, Checkmat’s Renato Cardoso, who won the poll for the event in Manaus, made a point of touching on...

BJJ Open Belgium,18.05, Over 1000 Euros Prize Money

You can see all major competitions on the BJJEE Competition calendar. LOCATION Centre sportif de la Woluwé Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 87, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Brussels For more...

ADCC Bulgaria in Sofia on The 24th Of March

You can see all major competitions on the BJJEE Competition calendar. On March 24th Sofia will be a host of the ADCC submission grappling competition. The weigh in starts at 9:00 a.m. This will be...

Andre Galvao: “I’m Teaching Keenan Some Good Details & He Is Also Teaching Me A Few Tricks.”

Source: GracieMag in Portuguese Andre Galvao is one of the favorites for the medium heavy weightclass at the Pan (see our predictions and picks). He guarantees that he will be coming in great shape...

Werdum Combat Team Merges With Alliance Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Tatame Fabricio Werdum who is a black belt under Sylvio Behring has struck up a new partnership in Jiu-Jitsu. The fighter, who hasn’t competed in Jiu-Jitsu and ADCC Submission since...

UFC 2 Vet Remco Pardoel On Pioneering BJJ In Europe, Fighting In The First Mundials In The Black Belt Division & His Flourishing DJ Career

In this exclusive interview with BJJ Eastern Europe, UFC 2 vet Remco Pardoel talks about how he discovered BJJ in 1993, fighting at the first mundials in 1996 as black belt (although he was a bjj...

2013 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Preview & Predictions

From the 20th to the 24th of March at the University California Irvine. The Pan is the biggest BJJ competition of the year (in terms of number of participants). You can follow it by live streaming on...