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Author Archive: BJJEE

World Class Judoka & BJJ Brown Belt, Travis Stevens To Compete At Copa Podio Middleweight GP

Destroyer of Brazilian judo at the Olympic and Pan-American Games, Travis Stevens (photo) is an instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy and member of the American judo team. The American was chosen to...

Georges St-Pierre Earns First Stripe On BJJ Black Belt

UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre got a stripe on his BJJ black belt from Gracie Barra in Montreal today. Congrats to the champ and maybe he will show case some of his finishing jiu jitsu...

Drilling The Berimbolo Sweep

Written by Dan Faggella for BJJ Eastern Europe. As any good grappler knows, there is no such thing as becoming an effective force on the mat by just taking it easy and relaxing all day.  Even if you...

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral Retires From MMA, Returns To BJJ Roots

Renato Babalu Sobral has just retired from MMA  leaving his gloves in the center of the cage following a third round technical knockout loss to Jacob Noe in the Bellator 96 Summer Series Light...

Dominyka Obelenyte: Lithuanian Born, World BJJ Champion @Brown Belt At 17 Years of Age!

  It looks like another Eastern European is making waves in the world of Jiu-Jitsu: Domininyka Obelenyte is a Lithuanian born World BJJ champion at brown belt. She trains under Marcelo Garcia in...

Fabricio Werdum Set To Participate In ADCC 2013 & Claim 3rd Title

  Source: tatame.com.br Since winning the Brazilian trials for the ADCC in 2003, Fabricio Werdum has become one of the biggest names in the tournament. In his first participation in the edition...

Interview With South Africa’s First BJJ Black Belt: Rodney King

  Source: our friends at jitssa.net (South Africa’s leading BJJ website) Rodney King is currently a 3rd degree black belt under Rigan Machado, highest ranked BJJ practitioner in South...

Gracie Barra Hungary to Host this Year’s European Summer Camp

As what was promised by Professor Max Carvalho, Gracie Barra Summer Camp for advanced learners will be commence in Hungary. Anyway, as you all may have learned by now, Prof. Max is the new regional...

Rodrigo Cavaca: “Buchecha Will Be The Best In Jiu-Jitsu History.”

Two years after Having temporarily stopped his career due to knee surgery, 2013 will be a special year for Rodrigo Cavaca. After his great achievement – when he closed the category of ultra...

Kron Gracie: “I Was Confused With IBJJF & Doubting My Abilities Because I Was Losing By Advantages…”

Kron Gracie and Shinya Aoki discuss their match at Metamoris 2, what Aoki’s objective was heading into the match, Gracie’s view on submission-only jiu-jitsu vs. the points system and

Clark Gracie On Competing: “I Don’t Care As Much About The Victory, I Just Enjoy The Battle…”

Clark Gracie talked about what pushes him to compete in an interview with Pantarei.fr: PR : In a past interview you said that you only started to compete when you were a purple belt. Can you explain...

Vinny Magalhaes: “Anthony Perosh Sucks.”

Anthony Perosh called for a bout with Vinny Magalhaes and the UFC brass answered, booking the fight for UFC 163. Both are jiu-jitsu black belts, but according to Magalhaes, Perosh is not on his...

How To Improve Faster In BJJ: Film & Analyse Your Training Rolls

Written by Guillaume “Gile” Huni They say that that in order to improve in BJJ, you should always learn something new after each training session. One effective way, I’ve found to...

Ralek Gracie on Metamoris III, Anounces New Rules & No More Judges

Check out what Ralek Gracie has to say about Metamoris and how it will change. Hopefully they can find the formula to take jiu-jitsu to the next level and, hopefully, find a way to get someone like...

Want To Eat Right? Try These Healthy Substitutes

Source: Spotmebro.com Eating right and clean for BJJ doesn’t have to be a pain in the A**.  Variety is king when it comes to continuing your quest to build maximum, lean muscle without adding...

Bia Mesquita On Her Rivalry With Gabi Garcia: “She Knows How To Use Her Weight & Strength In Her Favor…”

Bia Mesquita once again came up short in the absolute final of the World Jiu-Jitsu championships. Despite being to change this situation by applying a different strategy, she once a gain lost to Gabi...

Romulo Barral, On Closing The Weight class W/ Braulio: “If I Had Fought Him, It Would Have Been Difficult…”

  After closing the weight class with Braulio Estima in the welterweight category at the 2013 Worlds, Romulo Barral revealed that the gold medal came thanks to his resilience. The Fighter from...

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Undergoing Surgery for Ligament Damage

After Minotauro’s loss by armbar to Werdum at UFC on Fuel TV 10, he will undergo surgery: Source: www.5thround.com “According to Nogueira’s coach, Luiz Dorea, the former UFC interim...

Study On Leandro Lo’s Sweeps And Counters

Study on Lo’s modified X-Guard sit up sweep and counters to a passer’s tactics. Article from BJJ Scout.

Interview With Chechen BJJ Black Belt, Arbi Muradov

Arbi Muradov is a Chechen BJJ black belt under Felipe Costa. He has been at the top of the Belgian BJJ scene for several years now. Arbi has been teaching classes in Russia and has even single...

Coach Of UAE Women’s BJJ Team Fighting To Lift IBJJF Ban On The Hijab

Sports mixed with religion is a explosive subject. When it comes to Jiu-Jitsu the IBJJF has set strict rules over these past years about what you can and can’t wear when competing in one of...

The Tides Have Turned in the Cornelius and Miyao Rivalry

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by Dan Faggella Merriam-Webster dictionary defines underdog as a loser or a predicted loser in a struggle or contest, as a victim or injustice or persecution. Often...

Interview with 2013 Purple Belt World BJJ Champ, The UK’s Vanessa English

Vanessa English is a up in coming BJJ player from Nottingham, UK who took gold at this year’s World Championships at purple belt. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe, she talks about her...

Royler Gracie On Eddie Bravo:”There Are People Who Talk A Lot & Those Who Fight A Lot. He Based His Whole Career On One Fight.”

The third edition of Metamoris, with a date yet to be defined, will have feature the much awaited rematch between Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo 10 years after their last fight in ADCC in Brazil....