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Author Archive: BJJEE

Dimitris Tsitos BJJ Seminar in Belgrade, Serbia

All info is on the PosterDimitri’s interview: http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/2012/03/interview-with-bjj-globetrotter-bjj_30.html

Sweden’s Janni Larsson, World and European Gold Medalist: “BJJ is the love of my life”

1. Hi Janni, can you please introcuduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  My name is Janni Larsson. I’m a 25-year-old Swedish girl that lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. I moved here...

Benefits of Rock-climbing for BJJ

Usually when it comes to other sports that I do apart from BJJ, I practise crossfit, judo, weight lifting, swimming and cycling. A friend of mine has now invited me  to go rock climbing with him...

BJJ summer camp in Sokobanja, Serbia

The camp will be from 15th to 22nd of August 2012, in Sokobanja, Serbia and will be lead by BJJ brown belt Mateja Valjarevic. For more information:  http://lutador.org/

Why Compete in BJJ and Grappling? Benefits and Advantages

Source:  from http://www.revolutionbjj.com/ and http://bjjcanvas.com/ At this point of my BJJ career, competition plays an important part of my interest in our sport. It will probably change as I...

BJJ legend Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros: “I’m not retiring completely. I just won’t be competing at the worlds.”

Biography from BJJ Heroes3x World Champion (1998 – Brown Belt, 1999 & 2000 – Black Belt Absolute Division), Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros is a historical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt...

Sizes of various IBJJF Tournaments: Guide to Choosing Your Next Tournament

Source: Lex for  http://lexfridman.com/blogs/training/ There is no denying the fact that IBJJF tournaments are the most prestigious ones. There are many local tournaments around but very few have...

Polish grappler Asia Kiki (Joanna Ogrodnik): “I like challenges, I’m a Psycho”

1.Asia can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  My name is Joanna Ogrodnik, BJJ purple belt since 2010, I train now in wrestling club LKS Dąb Brzeznica and I work...

Great News For BJJ Athletes: Cherry Juice Can Reduce Joint Inflammation

Source:  http://breakingmuscle.com/ If like me you suffer from various aches and pains, consider Cherries as a natural remedy for joint pains: “When most people think of fruit with beneficial...

The benefits of swimming for Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Livestrong & http://enoisblog.wordpress.comWith summer just starting, swimming is a great option for BJJ cross training, these 2 articles have covered the benefits of swimming for a BJJ...

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...