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Author Archive: BJJEE

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...

Manto Evo 2.0 Gi review

This is the first of a long series of gi reviews that we will have on the website.  We will cover all the major brands and the newest gis on the market. In the 10 years that I’ve been training...

BJJ in Turkey, Burak Değer Biçer: “My goal is to make my students better than me”

1.Hi Burak, can you introduce yourself to the Eastern European bjj community? First of all I think that it’s great that you are creating a website that unites this region. We really needed it. I...

BJJ Vienna Open 2012- Competition preview and predictions

DATE: Saturday February 11, 2012ADDRESS:1090 Vienna, Spitalgasse 14 This year’s Vienna Open Marks a new breath in bjj competitions in Austria. There were Austrian Opens in 2011 and in 2010. I...

Moscow BJJ seminar 2012 w/ Christian Graugart

Anybody ever dream of training BJJ in Russia? Danish BJJ brown belt, Christian Graugart  aka The BJJ Globetrotter (he travelled all around the world in 2011 for a 6 months period, training BJJ in...

European champion at white, blue & purple belt, Romanian beast Camil Moldoveanu:” I want to live this BJJ lifestyle forever”

1.Camil , please present yourself to our community, where are you from, how old are you, what do you do for a living? Hello, I am from Bucharest, Romania , 25 years old. Since I graduated university...

How Your Jiu-Jitsu Training Can Survive The Current Cold Wave

With the temperatures hitting way below zero degrees celsius in most of Eastern Europe and North America (-25 in some areas), the question you are probably asking yourself is how am I going to train...

4 times world BJJ champion, Yuri Simoes: :”I’m going to be an icon in this sport”

1. Hi Yuri, can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community? Hi guys, first of all thanks for the opportunity, I am a BJJ black belt and a BJJ Athlete, all i do in my life is...

Polish BJJ beast Maciej Polok in great fight against Nicolas Renier of France

Ok guys this is a sick fight between two of the very best in Europe: Polish bjj black belt Maciej Polok (Gracie Barra Poland) vs Luta Livre black belt, Nicolas Renier of France (3 time ADCC veteran,...

European Open 2012 Highlights

Great Highlight showing the drama from the competition: