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Author Archive: BJJEE

Robert Drysdale: “Gi is my favorite. The possibilities are endless. Gi is like an Xbox 360, No Gi is an Atari..”

Some questions in this interview were taken from Robert’s interview with Cagepotato Robert Drysdale is an 1/2 American 1/2 Brazilian Grappler, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion and ADCC open...

When it’s time to quit Jiu-Jitsu

This is a nice little article that I read today. I recently had a 1 month time off from training because of an injury and was also asking myself how different my life would be if I quit Jiu-Jitsu....

The prodigy of Polish MMA & BJJ, Marcin Held: “If BJJ would pay as much as MMA, I would stay in BJJ”

Marcin Hel is a Polish brown belt with numerous titles, and he also a professional MMA fighter with a 13-2 record . 1.Marcin, can you please present yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe...

DJ Jackson (Team Lloyd Irvin): “I won’t be satisfied until I am a black belt World champion”

DJ Jackson is one of the most exiting competitors around these days. He recently won Gold at Brown belt at the Worlds and is looking to take the MMA world by storm! 1. How did you first start...

Hill Sprints: Great for BJJ cardio

Source: Curt Pedersen for http://breakingmuscle.com/ Hill sprints are a great way to really get a similar sensation as rolling at 100% during a competition, this article highlights the benefits:...

Worlds 2012 big star, Marcos Buchecha: “I never fight to a draw. Either I lose or I win. I prefer to take chances”

Marcus Buchecha was the big name of the Jiu-Jitsu Worlds, held in California. The athlete of Checkmat won the Ultra heavyweight, submitting Leo Leite and winning the decision in the absolute, in a...

IBJJF Worlds PLAY BY PLAY and Results, Sunday June 3

Tune in here at 9am California time or 6pm Paris or Belgrade time on Sunday  3  for the live play by play right  here on BJJ EASTERN EUROPE!PLEASE LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE:...

IBJJF Worlds PLAY BY PLAY and Results, Saturday June 2

FOR SUNDAY’S PLAY BY PLAY, PLEASE GO HERE: http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/2012/06/ibjjf-worlds-play-by-play-sunday-june-3.html Tune in here at 9am California time or 6pm Paris or Belgrade time...

2012 IBJJF Worlds Team Preview: Gracie Humaita

Source TP Grant for bloodyelbow “The 2012 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions are just around the corner and we are going to be delivering breakdowns of the major teams and their athletes...

4x World Champion Bruno Malfacine: “I feel like this is my first Worlds!”

Bruno Malfacine, current bantamweight world champion, enters into action in the 2012 Worlds in search of his fifth gold medal, and thus extend his record. A veteran of the World Championships, the...

2012 Worlds Team Preview: Alliance

Source Ben Tharpa for Bloodyelbow Bloodyelbow did a great team preview for the 2012 Worlds. Here are the best parts: “As the 2012 Mundials kick off tomorrow in Long Beach, California, we bring...

2012 Worlds Team Preview: Checkmat

Source: T.P. Grant for  http://www.bloodyelbow.com/“The 2012 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions are just around the corner and we are going to be breakdowns of the major teams and their...

IBJJF Worlds Brown belts & Women’s black belt preview & predictions

My good friend Kris Novell did a great Worlds 2012 preview on his blog http://pullingtheline.com/  with Brown and Black belts as well as women’s black.Since we’ve already done the...

BJJ pioneer in Sweden: Marcelo “Yogui” Santiago: “Sweden is one of the powerhouses of European BJJ”

Source: grapplerinfo.pl 1  -Could you tell us how your adventure with BJJ started? How did you get involved in BJJ? First thank you guys for the oportunity to share a litle of my life. The first...

IBJJF Worlds 2012 Team Preview: Gracie Barra

Source: T.P. Grant for  http://www.bloodyelbow.com/ “The 2012 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions are just around the corner and and we are going to be doing breakdowns of the major...

IBJJF Worlds 2012 Team Preview: Atos

Source: T.P. Grant for  http://www.bloodyelbow.com/ “The 2012 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions are just around the corner and we are going to do breakdowns of the major BJJ teams and...

How bodybuilding type training doesn’t help your BJJ game

Source: Rich Mejias for BJJ.org Does your routine look a little like this? Monday:         Chest and Triceps Tuesday:        Back and Biceps Wednesday:   OFF Thursday:      Legs and...

Five Tips for Developing Mental Toughness

Source: Valerie Worthington for buddhasport Another great article by Valerie Worthington. This applies to all of us who have the will to win but are not always “Mentally tough”...

IBJJF Worlds 2012, Analysis & Predictions

Source: The excellent J SHO for EFN This is the 17th Mundials of the modern era (1996 – ) and despite the absence of a number of Elite players due to injury, MMA or retirement (not least...

BJJ and strength & conditioning seminar with world renowned BJJ & Fitness coach Steve Maxwell in Belgrade, Serbia

Steve Maxwell is the first person certified to teach Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the USA and is the first American to earn a black belt from Relson Gracie. He is a six-time Pan American Champion and a...

Use your “Spidey senses”! Go from good to great in BJJ: Awareness

Source: http://www.davecamarillo.com/ Have you ever wondered what makes some grapplers great and other just mediocre? I don’t but I have an idea: Awareness in other words using your...

Split BJJ Open 2012

Registration and other information at:http://www.bjj-split.hr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=79&lang=en mail@bjj-split.hr Tournament date: Saturday...

European & Worldwide aces to watch out for at the IBJJF Worlds next week

It’s that time of year again, where the world’s best BJJ players meet up in California and decide who is the best.There will be a large contingent of European players this year....

match ups for the Worlds

With around 2,500 athletes signed up, the 2012 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship is set to begin on the coming 31st of May, and there’s an ocean of possibilities for the sport-Jiu-Jitsu world. Who’ll...