.
.

Author Archive: BJJEE

Should Jiu-Jitsu Be Treated As A Sport Or A Martial Art?

Kron Gracie has said about Sport Jiu-Jitsu “Sport Jiu-Jitsu is on the decline, it’s getting worse. With Metamoris, I want people to see the real Jiu-Jitsu.” in this interview . The problem...

Want to Breath Better For Jiu-Jitsu? Use Your Diaphragm!

If you have ever rolled with a BJJ master or advanced practitioner, what is something that distinguishes them from regular BJJ players? We’re not talking about just superior technique but the...

Official IBJJF World Rankings, See Who Are The Top 100 BJJ Players Of The Moment

  The IBJJF has just released its black belt ranking. The organization has divided 150 athletes  into two groups: the male top 100 and female top 50. The ranking takes into account the points...

Kron Gracie: “Sport Jiu-Jitsu is on the decline, it’s getting worse. With Metamoris, I want people to see the real Jiu-Jitsu.”

  Source: Graciemag Kron Gracie had some harsh words for Sport Jiu-Jitsu in a recent interview with Graciemag. He will be facing Otavio Sousa in a superfight at Metamoris on October 14th and plans...

Two Masters At Work: Marcelo Garcia Vs Cobrinha

This has to be one of the highest level of grappling on display at the moment. This happened when Cobrinha was visiting Marcelo’s NYC academy:

Female Grappling Legend Hannette Staack: “If you specialize in some techniques, practice them so that people will not be able to defend them”

Hannette Staack is arguably the best female jiu jitsu black belt in history. She is a black belt from Andre Negao. Hannette Staack is a 6 times world championship as wella as 3 time ADCC champion....

Copa Podio Heavyweight GP: A Star Studded Line Up (Rodolfo, Xande, Leo Nogueira etc..)

The Copa Podio promises to revolutionize the gentle art, on December 15, in Rio de Janeiro. Besides the couples challenge , which will showcase Augusto Tanquinho and Mackenzie Dern vs David Ramos...

Are Submission Only Tournaments Really Possible?

The concept of submission only BJJ tournaments is not something new. The Gracies would hold challenge matches without time limits back in the day in Brazil. Helio Gracie once fought for 3 hours. The...

Analyzing Leandro Lo’s Super Effective BJJ Game

  Leandro Lo is one of the most exiting fighters on the circuit. A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro made a big boom on the BJJ world when he beat the then unbeatable Michael Langhi in...

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Documentary

JitsTV presents another mini-documentary about one of the best BJJ competitors of all time, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. Check out how the 2-time black belt absolute champion trains for both...

Romulo Barral In Poland

Romulo Barral was recently in Warsaw, Poland where he held some seminars at Copacabana academy. Here is a great interview made from our friends at Grapplerinfo.pl where Rominho shares his thoughts on...

Igor Pokrajac on his loss to BJJ Ace Vinny Magalhaes: “If I wanted to do a grappling match I would go on a grappling tournament ,this is MMA and UFC fans want a fight”

The top billed bout on the UFC 152 preliminary card special on FX was a light-heavyweight bout between the surging Igor Pokrajac and the returning TUF runner up, Vinny Magalhaes. In the second round...

Bulgarian BJJ Open 2012- 1rst Prize 500 Euro!

13.10 National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria. Weigh in starts at 09:00. 20 euro is participation fee. Prizes for winners in absolute division: -white belt – Hyperfly GI -blue belt – 300...

Amsterdam BJJ Open 2012

Sunday 28th October 2012 HBN organizes the Amsterdam Open BJJ Tournament. An international Brazilian Jiu Jitsu event, known throughout all of Europe. Competitor Registration fee is € 25,- and...

Nova Uniao black belt Bruno Bastos training in Bulgaria (23 sept-6 oct) with the UFC fighter Stanislav Nedkov

Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Burno Bastos will arrive in Bulgaria at the end of september. He will be guest-instructor in club Real Pain from 23th September to 7th October. Alongside with the UFC fighter,...

Nicholas Brooks Seminar In Split, Croatia At Roger Gracie Split

Roger Gracie Black Belt, Nicholas Brooks (see his interview) is currently spending a few days in the beautiful city of Split, on the Croatian coast. While there he attended the Split BJJ Open. He...

What Makes The Miyao Brothers So Good?

They’re twins born on May 11, 1992. They started training in Andirá, Brazil with Professor Adriano Carvalho of Norte Sul Jiu-Jitsu academy. About a year ago they came to São Paulo because they...

Rickson Gracie’s Representative in Hungary, Remy VdrHoot On His Academy In Pecs & Training With Rickson & Fedor

1.Hi Remy, pleaseintroduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe: Hi All! My name is Remy VdrHoort. I’m 38 years old. I was born in a little village near Amsterdam (Holland) and now...

6 Ways To Heal Your Lower Back Pains

  Lower back injuries are extremely common in Jiu-Jitsu and any type of strength and conditioning training. This article by Traver H. Boehm for breaking muscle covers how to treat and care for...

Survey Results: BJJ and the Culture of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs): A Review of Online Survey Data

BJJ Legends Magazine published a very interesting about PEDs in BJJ surveying close to 700 BJJ players worldwide. Author:Matthew Corley,RPh Here is a summary of the findings: “Some numbers to...

Roger Gracie on Metamoris Pro: “I’ll Go 100% For The Submisson”

Source: Tatame (Translated from Portuguese): Ten times world champion of Jiu-Jitsu, Roger Gracie is one of the greatest names in the history of the gentle art in competition. He has missed the last...

Brazilian Team Nationals 2012: Rodolfo Vieira’s GF Team Dominate & Take 1rst Place

1- GF Team 2- Nova União 3- Alliance While UFC 152 was going down in the States, the traditional Brazilian Team Nationals were underway in Rio de Janeiro, this Saturday. And the big winner was...

Vinny Magalhaes: “I’m Not Impressed By Igor Pokrajac”

Jiu-Jitsu ace Vinny Magalhaes had an impressive win over Croatia’s Igor Pokrajac at UFC 152, dispatching him with a second round armbar. The Jiu-Jitsu World Champion has this say about his...

Split BJJ Open 2012, Results

  The beautiful city of Split, Croatia was host on Saturday September 22 to The Split Open. Here are the results: SPLIT OPEN  BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU 2012 RESULTS JUNIOR 60-70 1. LOVRE JURIN ZADAR...