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Author Archive: BJJEE

An Insight Into Gleison Tibau’s Massive One Day Weight Cut

  Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting talked to Stefane Dias and Everton Bittar of American Top Team and got them to open up about their techniques to make huge UFC Lightweight Gleison Tibau cut and...

UFC 165’s John Makdessi: “I’m Not Impressed With Opponents With BJJ Black Belts…”

  UFC Lightweight John Makdessi (11-2, 4-2 UFC) faces Ultimate Fighter: Brazil veteran Renee Forte this Saturday at UFC 165 in Canada. He spoke to UFC.com in advance of the bout and here’s...

ADCC 2013: Kyra Gracie Replaced By Unknown Chinese Competitor

  Source adcombat.com “ADCC Committee just announced that Kyra Gracie’s replacement is a Chinese competitor! Xinning Xu, a competitor from Shanghai, will bring some local blood and...

Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Clarifies His Black Belt Promotion

  A few days ago, Andre Galvao posted a video of him promoting Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles to black belt. “Cobrinha” went on to win multiple World titles and Galvao went on...

(Video) The Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Training Session In The World: 150 Black Belts in Abu Dhabi

  One hundred and fifty black belts did a great workout at the Abu Dhabi Combat Center in Abu Dhabi, where the first editions of the ADCC were held back in the day . In the video below you can...

After A Disappointing Copa Podio, Renato Cardoso Bounces Back To Win The Absolute At Floripa Open

  Last weekend, the black belt from Checkmat, Renato Cardoso did not pass the first phase of Copa Podio GP in Rio despite a good campaign where he submitted Travis Stevens. Without being...

Travis Stevens: “I truly believe that there is not one BJJ or Judo player in the world that I can’t beat.”

  World class Judoka Travis Stevens came 4th at the recent Copa Podio. He shared some very interesting insights about not being intimidated by big names in Jiu-Jitsu or Judo when competing, in a...

Royce Gracie: “The New Generation Of Gracies Are Not Successful In MMA Because They Don’t Focus On Jiu-Jitsu.”

  Lats weekend, 3 Gracies fought in WSOF 5 (Gregor, Rolles and Neiman) and just one was victorious: Neiman Gracie. Gregor and Rolles Gracie both lost at WSOF 5, and that dropped the family...

Ricardo De La riva On His Retirement Fight With Yuki Nakai: “It Will Be a Battle. We Both Want To Win.”

At 48 years of age, the great master Ricardo De La Riva has announced his retirement, but he will not leave the mat before one last roll. On September 21, in Tokyo, he will face Yuki Nakai, one of...

Kron Gracie On His Upcoming MMA Career: “I want to be way better than my father was…”

  Being the son of a martial arts legend is extra pressure for anyone. But not for Kron Gracie , son of Rickson . Settled in California, United States, the black belt does not feel the...

Czech Republic’s Michal Bittner On Gracie Academy Prague, His Master Robin Gracie & Competing As A Black Belt

  Michal Bittner is a BJJ black belt under Robin Gracie that runs Prague’s Gracie Academy. He is also frequent competitor. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe Michal talks about the BJJ...

2013 Split BJJ Open (Croatia) Results

The 2nd edition of the Split BJJ Open was held last weekend in Split, Croatia. Make sure to check our competition calendar to check out all upcoming competitions. Here are the results: WHITE FEMALE...

Jiu-Jitsu Job Offer: Instructor Needed in Vienna, Austria

  An MMA gym in Vienna, Austria, is looking for a BJJ black belt instructor. Around 12 sessions per week, NoGi and Mma experience required. For further details send a short CV to: Michelle...

Manny Diaz: “Competing In Copa Podio Was An Unforgettable Experience Of A Lifetime.”

  Manuel “Beats” Diaz, or Manny to his friends is a multiple time World and Pan American Champion. Manny is a brown belt under Caio Terra who received his most recent belt rank on the...

Roberto ‘Cyborg’ and Dean Lister Superfight @ World Jiu-Jitsu Expo

  After the news of the superfight between Romulo Barral and Leandro Lo , the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo 2013 announced, on Wednesday one more superfight for the event. The fair, held on 9 and 10...

BJ Penn Returns To UFC To Coach TUF & Fight Frankie Edgar @Featherweight 145 lbs

  After two losses to Frankie Edgar and a thirst for revenge, the legend BJ Penn is back to face his tormentor. On the tv show UFC Tonight, which belongs to the UFC , they announced that the two...

BJJEE Gi Review: Doguera Arte Suave Gi

DOGUERA is a new clothing brand dedicated to modern martial arts, born from the passion of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. The animal symbolizing the brand-name is the olive baboon (Papio Anubis) which...

Chael Sonnen: “It’s OK To Lose, But Under-performing Will Haunt You…”

  Love him or hate him, Chael Sonnen will be remembered. He hit it right on the nail when he talked about competition. This can apply to everything we do: It’s a two-man sport and you don’t...

Top Selling Author Ryan Danz Writes Book About Principles Of Jiu-Jitsu For Everyday Life

  Remember that awesome guy that hit the top TV ratings of the Amazing Race? Rings a bell? Ryan Danz is in Amazon’s top 50 authors list for his new book, Jiu-Jitsu Jurisprudence. The book is...

Robert Drysdale: “When I Moved To Las Vegas, I Only Had Tournament Medals & 200 Dollars In My Pocket.”

  Multiple world and ADCC champion Robert Drysdale talks about his Jiu-Jitsu journey which was not always easy. From Brazil to the US: “The Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu project didn’t begin...

Great Brazilian-Australian Hope William Dias: “I’m Dedicated To Achieving My Dream Of Becoming A World Champion.”

William Dias is a Brazilian BJJ black belt and Capoeira master living of Australia. He is one of the brightest BJJ stars coming out of Australia. He runs his school Brazil Combat in Perth. In this...

Ronaldo Jacare: “I Want To Fight Belfort & Machida. I Don’t Want To But Would Fight Anderson If It Was For The Belt.”

  The debut Ronaldo Jacare in UFC had already drawn the attention of many people. But the crushing victory over the Japanese Yushin Okami , former challenger middleweight belt of the...

Focused On ADCC & MMA, Gabi Garcia May Not Compete In BJJ In 2014

  Currently, the major representative of Female Jiu-Jitsu goes by the name of Gabi Garcia . The 3 time world champion in absolute black belt has one more challenge ahead. On October 19, in...

Leandro Lo Vs Romulo Barral Superfight @World Jiu-Jitsu Expo

    One more electrifying SUPER FIGHT added to the card of the World Jiu-Jitsu EXPO! LEANDRO LO VS ROMULO BARRAL – NO GI , No weight limit. See you at the Long Beach Convention Center on...