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Author Archive: BJJEE

Rodolfo Vieira talks his preparation for the Worlds and his judo training

Weight and Absolute Champion in 2011, Rodolfo Vieira comes ready for the Worlds this year, since the athlete from GFTeam shined in Abu Dhabi Pro, beating Roberto Tossa in the final of weight and by...

BJJ Eastern Europe rising stars: Slovenia’s Djordje Kesić

1. Djordje can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern EuropeanBJJ community?  Hi, my name is Djordje Kesić and I’m a purple belt under Rodrigo Carvalho, Akxe BJJ.I train at Fight Club...

Paris, France training report: PS Phoenix

Starting off from where I finished my last article:  http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/2012/05/paris-france-training-report-jeremy.html , I had just finished my first training session for the day at...

BJJ Eastern Europe stars: Croatia’s Matko Kvesic

1. Matko can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ cmmunity?Hello to all readers of BJJEE, props for the very good and actual BJJ website!Matko Kvesic, brown belt, training now...

Paris, France training report: Jeremy Idels BJJ (Drysdale)

I happen to be back home in Paris for the next 10 days where I’m visiting family and friends.Whilst here, I will be visiting 5 BJJ academies. My BJJ journey started in Paris 11 years ago the...

BJJ Eastern Europe rising stars: Serbia’s Uros Domanovic

1. Uros can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community? My name is Uros Domanovic 19 years old. I’m a BJJ purple belt and I train at Zerjal Team in Belgrade, Serbia. So...

Bjj gear review: Brutal BJJ T shirts

Our friends at Brutal T shirts were kind enough to send us some T shirts to review. I’m not really a fun of BJJ wear as I find that a lot of designs are really repetitive and immature:...

How to train for a BJJ competition: 8 weeks competition training program

Posted in Inside BJJ. Strength & Conditioning Coach Leo Frincu to put together a basic 8 week training program for a normal (think non-champion) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. As we all know, if...

Croatian BJJ Open 2012 Complete Results

Female adult White -60.0kgPlace Name Academy Country Team points1. LIVIA PLETTENBERG AKXEBJJ VIENNA AUSTRIA 92. ADRIANA VUKOVIĆ RIO GRAPPLING CLUB CROATIA 33. ANA BUSTRUC BLACK DRAGON CROATIA 13....

BJJ Eastern Europe rising stars: Croatia’s Aša Nadarević

1.Asa can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community? Hi , my name is , I’m 21 years old and currently training as a blue belt under Dubravko Čolić and Ilija...

Xande Ribeiro and the “key” to stopping Rodolfo Vieira

Translated from Portuguese from Erik Engelhart’s article in Tatame 2 times Absolute world champion black belt, Xande Ribeiro spent some time without competing because of a series of injuries...

Nutrition corner: Is juicing healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables?

We all know that lots of fruits and vegetables are good for you when combined with a balanced diet. If you train BJJ, you want to be as fit and healthy as possible. The problem is not everybody likes...

The man to beat Rodolfo? Marcus Buchecha talks his performance at the World Pro and his plans for the Worlds.

Rodrigo Cavaca’s pupil has already won the world champion in weight and absolute at blue belt and brown belt. This year’s Pan American champion and Abu Dhabi Pro, the fighter is at the...

Preview and predictions for the Croatian BJJ Open 2012

DATE: Saturday April 28, 2012ADDRESS: Martinovka gym, Miramarska bb, Zagreb, CroatiaNUMBER OF REGISTERED COMPETITORS: 212  from the following countries (Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Austria,...

Why BJJ will never be in the Olympics

Article written by JSHo on the MMA.tv forum As an Olympic year, the pipedream of BJJ or NoGi making it onto the programme is resurrected, I realised the article i wrote for On The Mat isnt accessible...

Andre Galvao aiming for gold at weight & absolute at the Worlds 2012

Story by Erik Engelhart at Tatame  Current absolute and weight champion at ADCC, Andre Galvao had a good start this year and earned one of the few titles he lacked on his collection: Abu Dhabi Pro....

Kristian Cestaro, leader of Kristian Cestaro Russian Team, talks BJJ & life in Russia

1. Hi Kristian can you please introduce yourself to our readers My name is Kristian Torres Cestaro, I am 35 and before I came to Moscow I’ve lived and trained in Rio de Janeiro. I’ve graduated...

Zeljko Drinovac, a Croatian brown belt living in New York, talks about training with Marcelo Garcia

1. Hi Zeljko can you introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Zeljko Drinovac, coming from Zagreb , Croatia. I’m a bjj brown belt and training at Marcelo Garcia...

Drysdale JJ No Gi cup in Kielce, Poland

WELCOME ALL TO OPEN TOURNAMENT IN KIELCE, POLANDSaturday 19 May  IBJJF rules NO GIthree categories of severity beginner (white belt) Intermediate (blue belt) advanced (purple, brown, black)-61.5...

From fashion model to BJJ champion, meet Monique Elias

1. Hi Monique, can you please present yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Monique winning the Pan Ams 2012 My name is Monique Medeiros Elias, 22 years old and Blue Belt. I train with Mario...

Loyalty in BJJ. What is a “Creonte” anyway?

Article written by Bill Thomas for BJJ Weekly “For better or worse, Facebook has made millions of private squabbles public. Years ago when we had an issue with someone we could vent to a few...

IBJJF president Carlos Gracie JR: “we’re working towards steroid testing in Jiu-Jitsu”

Heading the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation for over ten years, Carlos Gracie JR analyzed the current panorama of Jiu-Jitsu and assured that soon it will get toughr for Brazilians,...

BJJ world champion Bernardo Faria talks training at Alliance SP, half guard, and his friends in Poland

Bernardo Faria is a World Jiu-Jitsu champion from the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu academy who holds an extensive competitive resume with titles at the world’ top tournaments such as the European Open, Pan...

Interview with Vedran Ikic from Croatia, World combat Ju-Jitsu and European BJJ champion

1. Hi Vedran can you introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Hello my name is Vedran Ikic from Croatia, Zadar. I’m representing team Neves/Checkmat in Croatia through club...