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Author Archive: BJJEE

Know Your Roots: Mitsuyo Maeda, The Man Who Brought Judo To Brazil Which Led To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  As Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players we need to know the story of Mitsuyo Maeda, the man who brought his own style of ground focused Judo to Brazil which later the Gracy family made so famous....

Guilherme Mendes On Dana White’s Visit, Kelly Slater & Rafael Mendes’s Preparation For ADCC

  Last week, the Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy received an illustrious visitor. The president of the UFC , Dana White was visiting a friend at the gym, took the opportunity to tour the facilities and...

Interview With Hakim Gouram, Belgian-Morrocan BJJ Black Belt World Champion

  Hakim Gouram is not that well known in the non-French/ Dutch speaking BJJ comunity. With such a distinguished list of accomplishments, he really deserves more recognition. Since 2002, he has...

Caio Terra Turns Down ADCC Invitation To Focus On Jiu-Jitsu Expo Superfight

  Current world rooster weight champion Caio Terra has just confirmed his presence at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo this year, on 9 and 10 November in Long Beach, California. Terra lives in nearby in...

IBJJF Munich Open Confirmed For November 10, 2013

  IBJJF has just confirmed that they will be adding another European event. They already have the Europeans in Lisbon, London Open, and Rome Open and European No Gi in Rome. Their next venue is...

Roger Gracie Out Of The UFC. Contract Was Not Renewed

  A defeat to Tim Kennedy on his debut in the Octagon and his sub performance has cost Roger Gracie his career in the UFC. The fight against Kennedy was the last of his four fight contract,...

Vinny Magalhaes May Have Retired From MMA After Tough K.O. Loss To Anthony Perosh

  UFC 163, Saturday night (Aug. 3, 2013) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was hugely successful. However not all fighters had a great evening. Elite grappler Vinny Magalhaes, who was the Ultimate...

Grappler’s Quest Europe: Darragh O’Connail Vs Thomas Oyarzun, No Time Limit, Submission Only Superfight

  Darragh O’Connail and Thomas Oyarzun missed each other in the BJJ kumite due injury and know its time for them to face of in a no time limit submission only bout  at Grappler’s...

ADCC 2013: Confirmed Names for -66, -77 & -88 Kgs Divisions

With the 2013 ADCC approaching  (Beijing, China October 19 & 20) , Here is the unoficial ADCC 2013 competitors list. This list is comprised of the Championship/trial winners and officially...

Kron Gracie Featured in Vogue Magazine

A few years back famed photographer Bruce Weber did a story and photos on Rickson Gracie. Just recently history repeats itself as the same notable photographer did a story about Rickson’s son,...

Felipe Pena, After Winning His First Title At Black Belt, Now Focusing On Winning The Copa Podio GP

  Promoted to black belt at the end of 2012, Felipe Pena just got his first title at his belt level . The feat took place last weekend, beating Rodrigo Fajardo, in the late heavyweight at Rio...

Carlson Gracie Essex Head Instructor, Alain Pozo On His BJJ Travels, His Academies In The UK & His Dedication To His Students

Alain Pozo has been training BJJ and No Gi grappling for over 16 years. In this time, the sport has brought to train from his native Brazil to the US and to finally settle in the UK. He leads the...

Keenan Cornelius Out Of Copa Podio GP, Replaced By Manuel Diaz

  The Mexican-American Manuel Diaz was recommended by Leandro Lo to replace Keenan Cornelius in the Middleweight Grand Prix. Diaz trains in the Caio Terra Academy and is joining American Travis...

Serbian Black Belt Nenad “Lata” Latincic: “BJJ Is Growing In Serbia & With A Spirit Full Of Enthusiasm.”

Nenad “Lata” Latincic is a Serbian BJJ black belt under Roberto Atalla. He talked to BJJ Eastern Europe about his BJJ story, how he left MMA to focus on BJJ, his meeting with Roberto...

Elite Grappling Match Confirmed: Demian Maia vs Jake Shields Planned For Fall UFC Event

  Welterweight elite level grapplers Demian Maia and Jake Shields have agreed to fight at a yet to be determined UFC event this fall. Many BJJ/ Grappling fans hoped that those two grapplers...

Ronda Rousey: “The Jiu-Jitsu/Ne Waza That I Do In MMA Is The True Essence Of Jiu-Jitsu, Unlike BJJ Tournaments.”

  UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey answers the critics on her ground game and talks about what the chances are she’ll put on a gi and compete in IBJJF and other Jiu-Jitsu tournaments such...

BJJ World Champ, Bia Mesquita: “If I Fought Ronda Rousey In MMA, I’d Take It To The Ground & Try To Finish By Armbar.”

  Beatriz Mesquita (Bia) is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary Leticia Ribeiro. She is one of the greatest grapplers of her generation and has achieved numerous BJJ titles such as the...

Alan ‘Finfou’ Nascimento: “After My Medals At Rio & Rome Open, I Want To Pay Attention To My Family.”

Source: Tatame (Translated from Portuguese) At 32, Alan Nascimento, Finfou, made a gold medal debut in the Master division – and even pinched a silver medal among adults in Rio Open, when he...

Battle Of The Berimbolo: Samuel Braga to face Joao Miyao @2013 Jiu-Jitsu Expo

  Another superfight has been added to the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo which is scheduled for November 9 and 10 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California, USA.  After Jeff Glover vs Bruno...

France Says “Non!” to Las Vegas UFC-Style MMA Fighting

Looks like professional MMA is not going to be happening anytime soon in France, despite the growing number of professional French MMA fighters: Source: LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE) “The...

BJJEE Rising Stars: Poland’s Adam Wardszinski: “I’ve Competed 14 Times This season.”

Poland’s Adam Wardzinski has only been training BJJ since 2010 but in that relatively short time, he has achieved impressive competition results both in the local Polish as well as the...

Claudio Calasans Confirmed To Face Leandro Lo In Copa Podio No Gi Superfight

Copa Podio has just revealed that Claudio Calasans will be the mystery opponent of Leandro Lo Fight in theirb  No Gi superfight in its next edition, scheduled for September 8 at Tijuca Tennis Club,...

Robson Moura: How to Prepare for BJJ Competition

Multiple world champion, Robson Moura, talks a bit about how he likes to prepare for tournaments during his seminar at Grant’s MMA in Toronto.

Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro & Leo Vieira Want To Face Each Other At Metamoris 3

Source: BJJrants 2 BJJ legends want to dig up their old rivalry and put it on the line in a Metamoris 3 submission only superfight: Leo Vieira: “I would like to face Shaolin. He was my...