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Author Archive: BJJEE

Old school & new school Jiu-Jitsu? It’s the same thing!

We often hear a lot of guys talking about this move being old school bjj or this other one being new school…What a lot of guys don’t realize is that someone sometime in the past has...

Serbia’s Dusan Mijuskovic, three medals at U.S. Grappling Chicago Open

Dusan Mijuskovic competed in U.S. GRAPPLING Chicago Open under two teams Ralph Gracie Team/Lutador Zerjal Team. He won three medals! Two golds and one bronze. Dusan took first place in kimono (-175.5...

BJJ Eastern Europe Training Report: Cercle Tissier, Europe’s oldest BJJ academy

Finishing my tour of French BJJ academies, I couldn’t leave Paris without training in France’s and probably Europe’s first BJJ academy: Le Cercle Tissier. It was here that BJJ...

Cauliflower ears in Jiu-Jitsu. What causes them, how to prevent and treat them

This article was sourced from a few articles notably from http://www.grapplearts.com/index.php and a few forum posts on sherdog. I also added my story as I’m also a cauliflower guy 🙂...

DJ Jackson

DJ Jackson (Team Lloyd Irvin) Today’s “Young Guns” segment features DJ Jackson, a young man who has quickly become a popular name in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Submission Grappling scene. Under...

BJJ EASTERN EUROPE PHOTO CONTEST SPONSORED BY PREDATOR KIMONOS. Win a brand new Predator BJJ gi!

***BEST BJJ PHOTO DEPICTING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SCENARIOS***1. genuinely unique facial expression due to applied submission (struggle) 2. super-natural ability or rather acrobatic shot of...

Victor Estima using the Estima foot lock against Clark Gracie,this weekend in the British BJJ Open

Nastiest foot lock in BJJ! To learn how to do the footlock: http://www.bjjeasteurope.com/2012/05/learn-how-to-do-victor-estimas-lethal.html

3 Ways to Use Cold Therapy for Increased Recovery

Source: Andrew Read for http://breakingmuscle.com/ I’ve often heard that taking a cold shower after a hard training can greatly helps recovery. This article from breakingmuscle covers those...

Owner of the nastiest footlock in Jiu-Jitsu, Victor Estima: “I am in the best shape ever”

Source: http://www.graciebarra.com/ Victor Estima is not only lighting up the competition scene having won some of the major BJJ tourneys in 2011 but he is also busy as the Gracie Barra Regional...

BJJ Eastern Europe Gi Review: MKimonos Hybrid Gi

MKimonos Hybrid gi  is the latest in MKimono’s line of premium Jiu Jitsu gis. From the very start when I started to train Jiu-Jitsu I had always been fascinated by this legendary brand coming...

The hidden cost of pursuing your passion (Jiu-Jitsu)

Source: Valerie Worthington for Breaking MuscleBJJ is more than just a 2 time a week hobby for must of us. Very fast it becomes a passion. This article covers the real costs of pursuing your passion...

Mendes Brothers talk leg locks, competing in the absolute, and who is better between the two brothers in the gym

Source: http://www.mendesbros.com/ You are both pretty young and you have already achieved great success in jiu-jitsu both with the gi and without the gi. You medaled in the most prestigious...

BJJ Eastern Europe Techniques: The Libra Guard

Croatia’s Bojan Mirkovic, black belt under Fabricio Werdum shows us a type of open guard that he’s been working on: The Libra Guard. It’s very effective and has great set ups.

Jiu-Jitsu Expo controversy: Bráulio addresses Nick Diaz no-show and argument with Kron Gracie

Source:  Marcelo Dunlop for Graciemag “The Jiu-Jitsu star Bráulio Estima just can’t take training and not fighting anymore. On his ill-fated would-be MMA debut, in 2010, the event Shine...

BJJ’s next big star: Roberto “Satoshi” De Souza: “We have World Class BJJ in Japan”

Satoshi Biography taken from BJJ Heroes Satoshi beat Michael Langhi and JT Torres to win Europeans 2012 Roberto Satoshi, also known as Roberto “Toshi”, is one of five successful grappling...

Germany’s top BJJ player, Johannes Wieth: “I only go for gold, there is no 2nd place for me”

1. Hi Johannes, can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community?  Hi, my name is Johannes Wieth. I am 33 years old and i live in Munich, Germany. Some of my accomplishments in...

All superfights at World BJJ expo right here!

Some really good matches. Enjoy the BJJ feast! Jeff Glover vs Caio Terra Lucas Leite vs Rafael Lovato Jr World Jiu Jitsu Expo Kron Gracie vs Vitor Estima World Jiu Jitsu Expo Bill Cooper vs Nino...

A black belt is a white belt that didn’t quit! Pressure And The New Belt

Article written by BJJ black belt Darren Curie for Combatbaseblog Jiu Jitsu is a simple process stripped of the typical BS of the “traditional” arts (for now); you train long and hard,...

Paris, training report: Gracie Barra 75 (Paris)

Last friday night, after a long day of shopping in Paris, I went training at Gracie Barra Paris. The academy was created in 2005, and is lead by black belts Rattinho Eliaquim and Julien...

Paris, France training report: NCU (Nanterre Club Universitaire)

NCU stands for Nanterre Club Universitaire. It is a BJJ/ Luta Livre/MMA/Boxing club located within Nanterre University in the Paris suburbs. Like in many clubs in Paris, I have trained for a long...

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...