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Author Archive: BJJEE

Xande is back! Xande Ribeiro talks about his competition goals in 2012, his new school,and shares some wisdom about Jiu-Jitsu

1. Xande, first of all congratulations on winning the San Diego trials. What can we expect from you competition wise in 2012? Xande and Saulo Ribeiro training in Hawaii After couple years strugling...

BJJ Eastern Europe techniques: Triangle choke set up from the guard

A nice little triangle choke set up from the guard position using a fake scissor opening. Try it out, it’s pretty effective especially if you drill it. Be careful not to knee your partner in...

BJJ Eastern Europe training reports: Rio Grappling Club Serbia

This is a first edition in a series of training reports that I will be conducting in my travels around the world in the future. In May, I will be spending 2 weeks in Paris and will be training at the...

BJJ SUMMER CAMP – ZADAR/ Croatia with BJJ legend Leo Vieira!

August 15 at 9:00am until August 21 at 11:00am Welcome to Zadar Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Summer Camp – Join us for One Intense Week of training – with Leonardo Vieira, Leonardo Neves and guests....

Crazy berimbolos, back takes and leg drags, meet the new aces of BJJ: The Miyao brothers!

Joao (black gi) and Paulo (blue gi) Miyao  They’re twins born on May 11, 1992. They started training in Andirá, Brazil with Professor Adriano Carvalho of Norte Sul Jiu-Jitsu academy. About a year...

Croatian BJJ league, first round, results and review

David Vojinovic (Blue gi) in action The new Croatian BJJ league started today in Zagreb. On the first league tournament, which was open to competitors from other countries, hundreds of contestants...

Update on Alexander Trans – Training for the Pan

Our friends at www.mma-connection.com have a number of interesting fighter blogs, and one of them is for Danish BJJ World Champion Alexander Trans. He is at the moment training in Brazil and...

Christos Markez of Gracie Barra Greece speaks of the growth of BJJ in Greece

1. Hi Cristos, can you please introduce yourself to our readers? Hello my name is Christos K. Markez, i started training martial arts with Kung Fu at the age of 12 in total i trained around 8 years,...

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...