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Author Archive: BJJEE

6x BJJ World Champ Michelle Nicolini: “I Will Switch To MMA After ADCC 2013.”

Source: Tatame At age 31, Michelle Nicolini has had a solid and successful career in Jiu-Jitsu. However, the black belt did an MMA fight in 2011, and took a liking to it. She plans to resume her...

Checkmat Ace Renato Cardoso: ” With The Steroid Testing, Let’s See Now Who Are The Top Athletes.”

Source: Tatame After stamping his ticket to Abu Dhabi, where he will compete in the World Pro, Checkmat’s Renato Cardoso, who won the poll for the event in Manaus, made a point of touching on...

BJJ Open Belgium,18.05, Over 1000 Euros Prize Money

You can see all major competitions on the BJJEE Competition calendar. LOCATION Centre sportif de la Woluwé Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 87, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Brussels For more...

ADCC Bulgaria in Sofia on The 24th Of March

You can see all major competitions on the BJJEE Competition calendar. On March 24th Sofia will be a host of the ADCC submission grappling competition. The weigh in starts at 9:00 a.m. This will be...

Andre Galvao: “I’m Teaching Keenan Some Good Details & He Is Also Teaching Me A Few Tricks.”

Source: GracieMag in Portuguese Andre Galvao is one of the favorites for the medium heavy weightclass at the Pan (see our predictions and picks). He guarantees that he will be coming in great shape...

Werdum Combat Team Merges With Alliance Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Tatame Fabricio Werdum who is a black belt under Sylvio Behring has struck up a new partnership in Jiu-Jitsu. The fighter, who hasn’t competed in Jiu-Jitsu and ADCC Submission since...

UFC 2 Vet Remco Pardoel On Pioneering BJJ In Europe, Fighting In The First Mundials In The Black Belt Division & His Flourishing DJ Career

In this exclusive interview with BJJ Eastern Europe, UFC 2 vet Remco Pardoel talks about how he discovered BJJ in 1993, fighting at the first mundials in 1996 as black belt (although he was a bjj...

2013 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Preview & Predictions

From the 20th to the 24th of March at the University California Irvine. The Pan is the biggest BJJ competition of the year (in terms of number of participants). You can follow it by live streaming on...

Braulio Estima: “Kron Gracie and I Were Friends, But He Is Under The (Bad) Influence Of Nick Diaz.”

According to Braulio Estima (See article here), Kron Gracie who was in Nick Diaz’s corner during the UFC 158 bout, openly insulted him and threatened him after the GSP-Nick Diaz fight. He had this...

Christian Broadnax, Ben Henderson’s Opponent In The Arizona Jiu Jitsu Open Finals: “I Was Never Intimidated By Competing Against Benson.”

Source: Fightparrot.com By now, many of you have seen the video of Ben Henderson winning the Arizona Jiu Jitsu Open. Since the event, Henderson’s opponent has sparked much interest from members of...

Felipe “Preguiça” Pena:”In The Black Belt At The Pan, I Feel Like A Rookie & I Like That Feeling…”

Multiple time BJJ World champ at lower belts Felipe Pena , nicknamed “Preguiça” (the laziness), is now trying to make a name for himself at the black belt. He is looking to capture his...

2013 European Black Belt Champ Yasmin Sewgobind On BJJ In Holland & The Evolution Of Women’s BJJ

1. Hi Yasmin, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Ola jiujiteiros! My name is Yasmin Sewgobind. I am 29 years old. I was born in Amsterdam but my parents are...

Roger Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Is My Passion, But At The Moment MMA Is My Priority…”

Source: Tatame Roger Gracie isn’t hiding that his priority at the moment is MMA. The fighter is trying to juggle his career with Jiu-Jitsu, which has been losing ground gradually. His signing...

Augusto Tanquinho: “Some athletes who were asking for PED testing in BJJ, are not competing at the Pan…”

Augusto Tanquinho is one of dozens of stars confirmed at the Pan 2013, to be held from 20th to March 24th, in Irvine, California. There are so many top fighters that some categories of registered...

Otavio Sousa: “Losing To Kron & Romulo Made Me Even Stronger For The 2013 Season.”

Last year’s World Champion at middleweight, Otavio Sousa finds himself in a curious situation. Despite being the world’s best at middleweight, he is not the clear favorite for gold at the...

Kron Gracie Insults & Threatens Braulio Estima After UFC 158

There has been past animosity between multiple times BJJ champ Braulio Estima and Nick Diaz. Last year, Nick and Braulio were supposed to fight a BJJ match for charity during the Jiu-Jitsu expo but...

New Scientific Research Proves That Wrestlers Have Superior Grip Strength

A study in this month’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning analyzed the grip strength of wrestlers compared to the average person, as well as the numerous variables associated with what gives a...

Mario Sperry Leaves The “Blackzilians”

Ze Mario Sperry has officially anounced that he will no longer be the head coach of the “Blackzilians” team which is based in Boca Raton, Fla. The Carlson Gracie black belt revealed why...

Victor Silverio: “I’m Going To Fight @ Pans & World Pro At Lightweight.”

Source: Translated from Portuguese from Gracie Mag The fact of fighting away from home does not scare the brown belt Victor Silverio, 22, on the contrary. Increasingly experienced and known in IBJJF...

Romulo Barral’s Personal Trainer: “Rominho Has Reached a Limit Most Athletes Don’t Know EXist.”

This week, Romulo Barral’s very well known strength and conditioning coach, Leo Frincu, wrote a special blog post dedicated just to Rominho. In the post, Leo talks about why Romulo WILL reach all...

Basics of Athletic Nutrition – Rogerio Camoes, Personal Trainer Of Jacare, Anderson Silva and Atos Team

For those of you who don’t know about Rogerio Camoes, he is a judo and BJJ black belt and one of the top MMA conditioning trainers in the world. He works with top athletes like Anderson Silva,...

If You Like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rap Music, Check Out Maggo MC

Maggo Mc is a Brazilian Rapper/ Jiu-Jitsu player based in Recife, Brazil who has some really cool songs about BJJ and MMA. Check out some of his hits like: “Vai finaliza” , “Apenas...

Matt Thornton On The Evolution Of BJJ & Improving Training Methods

Matt Thornton is known in the BJJ world as the founder of Straight Blast Gym International, an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and...

Pan 2013: Big Names At Black Belt Set To Compete

The city of Irvine, Calif., prepares to host another edition of the traditional Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which is the second most important in the IBJJF calendar. The gym at the University of...