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Author Archive: BJJEE

The Top 5 Five Stretches For BJJ

Five great stretches to open up the hips and thoracic spine to prep for BJJ practice, by BJJ black belt Dewey Nielson:

Demian Maia Named Top BJJ Fighter In MMA

bleacherreport.com made a list of the best MMA fighters by each component of MMA (Striking, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu) and Damian Maia was listed as the top Jiu-Jitsu fighter in MMA: “Sure, Demian...

Rio Grappling Club 2013 Summer Camps In Italy & Poland

Roberto Atalla‘s Rio Grappling Club association will run a series of BJJ summer camps starting from June 2013: From The Rio Grappling Website: The European Summer is just around the corner, and...

Keenan Cornelius: “I Do Strength Training Mostly. Basic, Meat Head Type Lifting Is Actually Really Good For BJJ.”

Keenan Cornelius recently did a in depth interview with Stephen Kesting of Grapple arts. This is what he had to say about his strength training, and the differences in training styles between Team...

5 Ways To Prevent Injury In Jiu-Jitsu

There is no 100% guarantee not to get injured when you train Jiu-Jitsu, however if you take the necessary precautions you will lower your chances: Source: Gameness Do the warm up and stretch...

Pan Champ Yuri Simoes On His New Life In Australia & His Preparation For The 2013 Worlds

Yuri Simoes from Checkmat won everything at the lower belts and made a big splash last year at black, taking the gold  at the Pan (closing the bracket with teamate Lucas Leite). He recently moved to...

Felipe Costa: “I Regularly Organize ‘Lighweights Only’ Training Sessions.”

BJJ World Champion, Felipe Costa recently talked about lightweights only training sessions in an interview with BJJ Pix.com  “BJJPix – Do you think training with heavier opponents is...

BJJEE Gi Review: Mata Leon Kimonos “Rudeboy” Gi

Mata Leon Kimonos really made a breakthrough this year with their great TV BJJ commercial which was a worldwide hit with over 314,000 views on youtube. We had previously reviewed their first Gi...

Azerbaijan’s Ramil Mammadov On Spreading BJJ In The Caucasus & The Warrior Mentality.

Ramil Mammadov is working hard to spread Jiu-Jitsu in Azerbaijan and the Caucasus Region. He spoke with BJJ Eastern Europe about his work, his trainings in Europe and his meeting with his BJJ...

Claudio Calasans, Winner of 88kgs Div. @ ADCC Brazil Trials: “I Came Lighter This Time, But Got The Result.”

After a disappointing campaign at Abu Dhabi World Pro, where he took third place, Claudio Calasans arrived at the Brazilian ADCC trials as one of the favorites. This year’s ADCC will take place...

2013 Croatian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship: Preview & Predictions

2013 Croatian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship is 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...

Carlos Santos The Man Who Developed BJJ in The UAE, On Why He Left Abu Dhabi…

For the past 5 years Abu Dhabi has been producing the World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship which actually pays big cash prizes to athletes and organizes worlwide trials. One man, helped make Abu Dhabi...

Destroying the legs – Dean Lister’s straight ankle lock & counter

Dean Lister showing how to tear apart your opponents legs with a nasty leglock and heelhook.

Felipe Cavalcante On BJJ’s Massive Growth In The UAE & Teaching The Presidential Guards

    Jiu-Jitsu is playing a bit part in the way the United Arab Emirates is developing. Not only is Jiu-Jitsu being taught to all school children in a governement backed program, the armed...

2 Very Common BJJ Conditioning Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Great video from Jason from BJJ workouts Jason says: “Do you make these 2 BJJ Conditioning mistakes ? They’re very common, not only in BJJ Strength and Conditioning but also Brazilian...

André Galvão Trains With BJJ Black Belt Sheikh Tahnoon In Abu Dhabi

The week after he won the gold medal at weight at the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship held in Abu Dhabi, André Galvão received a special invitation: training with Sheikh Tahnoon Bin...

ADCC 2013, Brazil Qualifier: Miyao, Calasans & Cavaca Shine

Congratulations go to the winners of ADCC Brazil 2013 qualifier. The event winners get an automatic berth in ADCC 2013. The highlights of the day: Claudio Calasans (Atos), After a dissapointing third...

Braulio Estima On His Metamoris Fight Vs Rodolfo Vieira: “I’m Happy To Be Fighting Rodolfo, He Is Such A classy Guy.”

Braulio Estima will be a very busy man in 2013 with 3 big superfights scheduled: Copa Podio vs Xande Ribeiro, Metamoris vs Rodolfo vieira and ADCC vs Andre Galvao. in This interview with Gracie Barra...

Clark Gracie: “After The Copa Podio, I Intend To Win The Worlds.”

Clark Gracie will be competing at the Copa Podio Lighweught GP in Brazil next month. At this year’s Pans, he won the gold medal putting Marcelo Lapela to sleep in the final seconds in the...

Transsexual BJJ Brown Belt Alaina Hardie:” The Reality Is That Trans Athletes Are Everywhere.”

After Fallon Fox, the female transsexual MMA fighter who has recently been the center of much controversy, BJJ also has it’s own transsexual athlete and competitor: BJJ brown belt from...

Registration Now Open For Grapplers Quest Amsterdam

Grapplers Quest comes to Europe in partnership with Grab&Pull We are extremely proud to announce that Grab&Pull and Grapplers Quest have joined forces to bring Grapplers Quest tournaments to...

World Pro Champ After DQ of Keenan & Miyao, Kaue Damasceno: “My Victory Is 50% Mine & 50% For My Teachers.”

With the disqualification of Paulo Miyao andl Keenan Cornelius for lack of combativeness in the absolute brown belt final, Kaue Damasceno ended up with the belt and the title. “When you do...

Copa Podio Lightweight GP: A Strikeforce Fighter & A Alliance Prodigy Added To The Card

The ten contestants for the title of the second season of the lightweight GP Copa Podio are already defined. The organization has recruited the last two names missing: representing Alliance...

Gold Medal Winner @World Pro, Sweden’s Sebastian Brosche: “I’m Looking Forward To Facing Keenan & Miyaos At The Worlds.”

Sebastian Brosche is one of the biggest BJJ hopes for Europe. The Swedish fighter commented on his performance at the World Pro when he sat with Grapplingbloggen (I translated this interview from...