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Author Archive: BJJEE

Croatian No Gi BJJ Open on April 7, 2012. Cash prizes!

Make sure to check out this event and all other regional competitions on the competition calendar: http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/p/competition-calendar.html 2nd Croatian BJJ No-Gi Open 2012 HBJJS...

The meaning of “OSS” or “OSU”

OSS Kanji When you train BJJ you will often hear the word “OSS” in various situations.The famous “OSS” has many origins. The first definition of “OSS” as an abbrevition for Onegai...

Rio Grappling Club Poland’s Mariusz Koziej talks about the BJJ scene in Poland, running his academies and the growth of the RGC network

Mariusz (left) with Nenad Latincic (blue gi) and Robeto Atalla 1. Mariusz, can you tell the Eastern European BJJ community about yourself and your journey in bjj? Hi My name is Mariusz Koziej I’m...

Head coach of 2012 European Juvenile team champions, Željko Vuković talks about how he built his successful youth program from the ground up

1. Hi Zeljko, can you please introduce yourself to our readers? BJJ club Triangle (Rio Grappling Club Croatia) Hi guys, I’m from Đakovo, Croatia. I started training training traditional...

BJJ’s main man in the Czech republic, Jungle BJJ’s Fernando Araujo talks about how he spread the “Jiu-Jitsu gospel”

We had the pleasure to talk with Fernando Araujo who leads the Jungle BJJ (http://junglebjj.com/), the first BJJ academy in the Czech Republic. Fernando is a 2 time State Champion, National Circuit...

Video interview with 4x world BJJ champion Michelle Nicolini

Our friends at mma-connection (http://mma-connection.com/) had a video interview with 4x world BJJ champion Michele Nicolini where she talked about her wins at the Europeans, and her focus on her MMA...

Clark Gracie talks about making his mark in the black belt, his childhood, his academy and also about the problem of steroids in BJJ

Clark Gracie is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under his father, Carley Gracie. Clark is also the grandson to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie. In keeping with the family trade, Clark Gracie became a...

Asian champion, silver medalist at Brasileiro, Worlds & Europeans, the Philippine’s Ralph Go: “I want to win the Worlds in 2012!”

Ralph spends a lot of this training in Brazil and the US with the Mendes bros. 1. Ralph, can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  Hi guys, my name is Ralph Go. I am...

Gracie Barra Hungary’s Max Carvalho: “I’m working to make BJJ more popular in this part of Europe”

Max (in the center) with Ratinho (GB Paris) and Carlos Maia (Blue gi, GB Slovenia) 1. Hi Max, can you please introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Max Carvalho and I’m a 1st degreeblack...

The man to dethrone Rafael Mendes? Exclusive interview with Augusto Tanquinho about his return to competition, his strategy, and his future plans in the US.

Tanquinho beating Rafael Mended at World Pro 2011 Augusto Mendes, also known as Tanquinho within the Jiu Jitsu community, is a Black belt under the legendary Master of BJJ, Mr Francisco Mansur....

Exclusive interview with Braulio Estima: “Polish BJJ is top 3 in Europe”

Great video interview of World BJJ and ADCC champion Braulio Estima made by my friends at http://www.grapplerinfo.pl/ Braulio was recently in Poland at Copacabana Academy in Warsaw where he conducted...

Estonian BJJ black belt Martin Aedma takes gold at Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu Jitsu Cup Trials in Helsinki, Finland

This weekend, Estonia’s Martin Aedma competed in the -83 kg black/brown division of Abu Dhabi World Pro Cup Jiu Jitsu Trials held in Helsinki, Finland.Martin fought 2 matches and took home the...

Braulio Estima seminar at Copacobana Team, Warsaw: 3 new black belts, 7 new brown belts and other promotions

Last thursday, world BJJ and ADCC champion Braulio Estima had a seminar at the Copacabana Team academy in Warsaw, Poland. Copacabana is one of the top BJJ academies in Poland with a huge facility and...

How to find your ideal weight for BJJ training and competition

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very demanding sport. You’re grabbing, pulling, pushing, getting thrown, and generally exerting a huge amount of energy. It is such a great workout that it is one of the...

Strength and conditioning training for BJJ for less than 10 euros: the homemade Bulgarian training bag.

In this article I will show you how to make you’re own Bulgarian training for less than 10 euros and get a great functional workout for BJJ from it.The Bulgarian training bag is used in...

World BJJ Champion Alexander Trans: “I want to win all the main titles at black belt, then make it to the UFC”

We were very lucky to get a exclusive interview of one of the top European grapplers in recent history, the Dane Alexander Trans, from the Checkmat academy in Copenhagen (Arte Suave). Alexander made...

BJJ Black Belt Leonardo Neves, talks to us about his academies in Sweden, Turkey, Croatia and Serbia.

1. Hi Leo, can you please introduce yourself to our readers?  First I want to thank you for the invitation of the interview and for this initiative in creating a site for the eastern part of Europe....

Why Eastern Europeans have all the physical attributes to dominate BJJ and Grappling.

Russia’s Aleksandr Karelin Have you ever wondered why the Eastern European countries dominated the Olympics in wrestling and weightlifting? Also why international strongmen competitions have...

The smile of BJJ, world champion, Mackenzie Dern: “To get appreciated in jiu-jitsu, girls have to prove themselves even more”

1.Hi Mackenzie, can you introduce yourself to the bjj community of Eastern Europe? My name is Mackenzie Dern and I am a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt for Gracie Humaita. I am 18 years old and I have...

Results of Bucharest trials of Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship

Congratulations to the following competitors who have all won a travel a full expense paid trip and qualification to compete at The 4th edition of World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup, will be held in...

Vienna BJJ Open 2012 results and review

This Saturday February 11 Vienna, Austria was host to the first edition of the Vienna Open. The competition brought together all clubs from the region, from Macedonia to Hungary all the way to...

Exclusive interview with Leonid Gatovskiy, Russia’s first BJJ black belt: “BJJ in Russia is expanding”

Leonid Gatovskiy with Renzo Gracie and Georges St Pierre 1. Hello Leonid, Please introduce yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Hi! My name is Leonid Gatovskiy. I’m 31 years old and I’ve...

20 plane tickets for the BJJ Worlds 2012 up for grabs at the Finnish Open, April 14 to 15!

The Finnish Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation are organizing The BJJ Finnish Open 2012 in Helsinki,  Finland, from April 14th to 15th.They are offering 20 plane tickets for BJJ World Championships 2012...

A Brazilian who brought BJJ to Albania, Paulo Rigon: “You tap countless times, get frustrated a thousand times but you never give up.”

Paulo Rigon with his daughter Julia 1.Paulo, you are Brazilian, lived in the states, and now live in Albania where you teach BJJ. How on earth did that happen? My wife is Albanian and she always...