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Author Archive: BJJEE

Exclusive interview with Vale Tudo and Jiu-Jitsu legend Jorge Pereira (Rickson Gracie black belt)

1. Jorge, can you tell the Eastern European BJJ community about yourself and your journey in bjj and Vale Tudo/MMA? I’m Jorge Pereira , 48 years old , from Rio de Janeiro – Brasil ....

“The Serbian Foot Lock” in a competition situation

The original video showing how to execute the technique is here: http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/2012/03/bjj-eastern-europe-techniques-serbian.html This is the my team mate Zarko Vasilijevic tapping me...

BJJ Eastern Europe Techniques: Go for a choke or take the back from side control

Mateja Valjarevic from Zerjal team in Belgrade, Serbia, shows us some good transitions from side control. OSSS!

Carlos Maia of Gracie Barra Slovenia, on training with the greats at GB Rio, getting his law degree and his black belt in the same year, and his schools in Slovenia & Macedonia

Carlos with Master Carlos Gracie Jr 1. Hi Carlos, can you please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us about your journey in Jiu-Jitsu? My name is Carlos Maia, I am a 2nd degree black belt,...

Can’t find any Acai in your country? Try this easy alternative!

If like me, you love Acai but can’t find any in your country, then you can try this easy recipe as an alternative. These are all ingredients that you can find at your local supermarket. The...

Gameness Elite Gi review

The words and images that come to my mind when I think of Gameness gis are: the famous Gameness pitbull logo, good quality, thick collar, heavy duty pants.. . All positive things. My first Gameness...

Guilherme & Rafael Mendes give us an insight about their goals for 2012, their training & conditioning regimen, nutrition, and their opponents

Guilherme (left) and Rafael Mendes (right) 1. Hi Rafael and Guilherme, it’s a great honor for us at bjjeasteurope.com to have you on our humble website. You have many fans in Eastern Europe!...

BJJ Eastern Europe techniques: “The Filipino Headcutter” a very unusual but effective submission

I learned this choke from John Baylon (BJJ black belt and 6th degree black belt in Judo and 2x Olympian). The technique is pretty unusual in BJJ and is very powerful and effective as you are using...

What are the best supplements/ vitamins for a BJJ athlete?

Why should I take supplements? Jiu-Jitsu is hard on the body and makes us put our body through levels of torture and stress. Your body needs better nutrition and vitamins than the average individual....

Turkey’s Ertan Balaban talks us about why he’s putting his promising MMA career on hold and refocusing on BJJ

Ertan Balaban (Center)  Ertan can you please introduce yourself to our readers?  Hello, my name is Ertan Balaban I am 29 years old and I am from İstanbul, Turkey. I started to train martial arts...

Croatian BJJ league! 13 airplane tickets to European Open in Lisbon as prizes!

  Our friends at SUBOS (Alliance BJJ Zagreb) have organized a new BJJ league: MOJ-BANKAR.HR Jiu-Jitsu League which will be comprised of 4 separate events (rounds) in 2012.The first event is Saturday...

Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller visits Copacobana BJJ academy in Poland

Our friends at grapplerinfo.pl recently had an interview with Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller during his seminar at the Copacobana academy in Warsaw. Franjinha is one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

BJJ Eastern Europe techniques: “The Serbian Foot lock”

We are going to be featuring regular techniques from various BJJ practitioners from the region. Here is the first one: “The Serbian foot lock”. I’m demonstrating the move that my...

Who was the first European to win a gold medal at the BJJ Worlds in the black belt division? Laurence Cousin Fouillat of France!

Thanks to my friends at BJJ Heroes and  IKUSA.FR for the original article Worlds 2007 The French Laurence Cousin Fouillat is regarded as the first European female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

Review of last weekend’s Saint Petersburg BJJ Open in Russia

Thanks to our friends at Jiu-Jitsu style magazine for the information and pictures. As you saw in our interview of Russia;s first BJJ black belt Leonid Gatoskiy...

Victor Estima seminar in Vienna!

The world NO GI and Europeans 2012 champion is in Vienna. Learn his famous foot lock and inverted triangle! Saturday 24.03.2012: 11:00 – 14:30, 16:00 – 19:00 Limited Spaces !! Price: 70...

Croatian No Gi BJJ Open on April 7, 2012. Cash prizes!

Make sure to check out this event and all other regional competitions on the competition calendar: http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/p/competition-calendar.html 2nd Croatian BJJ No-Gi Open 2012 HBJJS...

The meaning of “OSS” or “OSU”

OSS Kanji When you train BJJ you will often hear the word “OSS” in various situations.The famous “OSS” has many origins. The first definition of “OSS” as an abbrevition for Onegai...

Rio Grappling Club Poland’s Mariusz Koziej talks about the BJJ scene in Poland, running his academies and the growth of the RGC network

Mariusz (left) with Nenad Latincic (blue gi) and Robeto Atalla 1. Mariusz, can you tell the Eastern European BJJ community about yourself and your journey in bjj? Hi My name is Mariusz Koziej I’m...

Head coach of 2012 European Juvenile team champions, Željko Vuković talks about how he built his successful youth program from the ground up

1. Hi Zeljko, can you please introduce yourself to our readers? BJJ club Triangle (Rio Grappling Club Croatia) Hi guys, I’m from Đakovo, Croatia. I started training training traditional...

BJJ’s main man in the Czech republic, Jungle BJJ’s Fernando Araujo talks about how he spread the “Jiu-Jitsu gospel”

We had the pleasure to talk with Fernando Araujo who leads the Jungle BJJ (http://junglebjj.com/), the first BJJ academy in the Czech Republic. Fernando is a 2 time State Champion, National Circuit...

Video interview with 4x world BJJ champion Michelle Nicolini

Our friends at mma-connection (http://mma-connection.com/) had a video interview with 4x world BJJ champion Michele Nicolini where she talked about her wins at the Europeans, and her focus on her MMA...

Clark Gracie talks about making his mark in the black belt, his childhood, his academy and also about the problem of steroids in BJJ

Clark Gracie is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under his father, Carley Gracie. Clark is also the grandson to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie. In keeping with the family trade, Clark Gracie became a...

Asian champion, silver medalist at Brasileiro, Worlds & Europeans, the Philippine’s Ralph Go: “I want to win the Worlds in 2012!”

Ralph spends a lot of this training in Brazil and the US with the Mendes bros. 1. Ralph, can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  Hi guys, my name is Ralph Go. I am...