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Author Archive: BJJEE

Marcio ‘Pe De Pano’ Cruz: “When I Went To MMA, I Lost My BJJ.”

Marcio Cruz ‘Pe de Pano’ is one of the most accomplished BJJ players in History. He was one of the leaders of the Gracie Barra competition team in the early 2000’s, where he was a 2...

Marcelo Garcia Will Not Compete @ ADCC 2013

The big news is that Marcelo Garcia will be not be defending his title at ADCC title this year: Source ADcombat: “For the first time since 2003 ADCC will not have their top champion as it has...

2013 Worlds Training Camps: Atos JJ (Video Documentary)

In another video report, GRACIEMAG visits Atos JJ San Diego, where André Galvão is leading a trully impressive army of competitors for the 2013 Worlds. With over 10 black belts training and more...

2013 Worlds Training Camps: Gracie Humaitá Women (Video Documentary)

Watch the video report and see how the girls from Gracie Humaitá are getting ready for the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Interviews with Leticia Ribeiro, Carol Vidal, Penny Thomas and Bia...

Rafael Lovato Jr Video Interview About Becoming Absolute Champion In Brazil

Check out this video of Rafael Lovato Jr. talking about his journey to becoming the 2013 Brasileiro Absolute Champion! This is a powerful story, you have to hear!

Japanese/Brazilian Champs Marcos & Satoshi Souza: “We Are Joining Team Atos.”

The brothers Marcos and Roberto “Satoshi” Souza are multiple Asian, World pro, and European champions and are based in Japan under their own team Bonsai BJJ. They are half Japanese, half...

Clark Gracie: “I Don’t Feel The Need To Fight MMA. The Mission Of My Family Has Been Fulfilled: Defending Jiu-Jitsu Against Other Martials.”

Clark Gracie was the gold medal winner at the last edition of the Pan American (You can find out about Clark Gracie Here) . In a recent interview in Portuguese with Tatame, the son of Carley Gracie,...

After The Pan Ams, The 2013 Worlds Will Also Test For PEDs

The IBJJF has recently made history by introducing doping tests for 10 champions of the last edition of the Pan American Games in March. The next big tournament are the Worlds, to be held in late...

Ryan Hall On His Metamoris 2 Match-Up With Bill Cooper: “Bill Can Beat Anybody In The World On Any Given Day.”

Ryan Hall is a jiu jitsu black belt under Felipe Costa and one of the best featherweight grapplers in the world. A tough competitor in the Nogi professional circuit since he was a blue belt, he has...

Cancellation Of ‘The Kraken Contest’

Graplling has been hit with some big blows over the past few days. First FILA announced its dropping of grappling and amateur MMA as sports, and today Kraken Fightwear has announced that the Kraken...

Caio Terra 2013 Worlds Camp (Documentary)

Caio Terra Pre-Mundial Camp…Episode 1 Caio Terra talks about his preparation for worlds, interviews Moreno on his future and gives in sight of things to come!  

Felipe Costa Teaching Jiu-Jitsu In Chechnya (Documentary)

Nice to see that the growth of BJJ in Chechnya (Russia). Felipe was recently in Grozny with Chechen BJJ black belt Arbi Muradov. Be sure to also check out our interview with Ramil Mammadov to...

Ralek Gracie On Metamoris 2’s Judging System: “We Have 3 Judges That Will Make A Decision…”

Ralek Gracie talked to bloodyelbow.com about the judging system that will be tested in Metamoris 2. “T.P.: Do you ever think there is going to be a point system that could give us what you...

Interview With Federico Tisi, Italy’s First BJJ Black Belt

Federico Tisi is the first Italian to receive a BJJ black belt, which was in 2005 from the hands of Carlos Lemos Jr. Tisi spent many ears training in Brazil. He formed the Italian Jiu-Jitsu...

Slovakia’s Michal Sobolič On Training In Abu Dhabi, BJJ In Slovakia & His Academy Gracie Barra Pitbull Nitra

  One of the nicest and coolest guys and in the Eastern European BJJ community, Michal  Sobolič from Slovakia, sat down with BJJ Eastern Europe to talk about his Brazilian teachers, His team...

Caio Terra Set To Compete At Light feather @ 2013 Worlds & Face Gui Mendes.

Caio Terra will be present once again at Long Beach for the World Championships on May 29. Due to a hectic seminar schedule, he is still not sure about which weight class he will be competing at. If...

Leo Vieira: “Lack Of Organization & Offshoot Teams Like Atos Separating from Us, Is What Has Kept Checkmat From Being The N.1 Overall Team.”

Checkmat team leader Leo Vieira told ADCombat why he felt that Checkmat still hasn’t dethroned Alliance as the overall team. He also discussed the success of Checkmat which features such beasts...

FILA (World Wrestling Federation) Drops Grappling & Amateur MMA

With the election of the new FILA president, Nenad Lalovic of Serbia, comes a new decision that will affect the Jiu-Jitsu community: FILA have decided to drop Grappling and Amateur MMA:...

Luke Rockhold: “I Turned Down My Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu, To Try To Win The Worlds At Brown.”

Luke Rockhold believes he is more than capable to competing with Vitor Belfort on the ground, as he has in 2007 won the IBJJF worlds at blue and at purple belt adult: “For me, fighting, I believe...

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...