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Author Archive: BJJEE

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...

IBJJF Worlds 2012 Team Preview: Gracie Barra

Source: T.P. Grant for  http://www.bloodyelbow.com/ “The 2012 IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions are just around the corner and and we are going to be doing breakdowns of the major...

IBJJF Worlds 2012 Team Preview: Atos

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 do breakdowns of the major BJJ teams and...

Five Tips for Developing Mental Toughness

Source: Valerie Worthington for buddhasport Another great article by Valerie Worthington. This applies to all of us who have the will to win but are not always “Mentally tough”...

IBJJF Worlds 2012, Analysis & Predictions

Source: The excellent J SHO for EFN This is the 17th Mundials of the modern era (1996 – ) and despite the absence of a number of Elite players due to injury, MMA or retirement (not least...

BJJ and strength & conditioning seminar with world renowned BJJ & Fitness coach Steve Maxwell in Belgrade, Serbia

Steve Maxwell is the first person certified to teach Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the USA and is the first American to earn a black belt from Relson Gracie. He is a six-time Pan American Champion and a...

Use your “Spidey senses”! Go from good to great in BJJ: Awareness

Source: http://www.davecamarillo.com/ Have you ever wondered what makes some grapplers great and other just mediocre? I don’t but I have an idea: Awareness in other words using your...

Split BJJ Open 2012

Registration and other information at:http://www.bjj-split.hr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=79&lang=en mail@bjj-split.hr Tournament date: Saturday...

European & Worldwide aces to watch out for at the IBJJF Worlds next week

It’s that time of year again, where the world’s best BJJ players meet up in California and decide who is the best.There will be a large contingent of European players this year....

match ups for the Worlds

With around 2,500 athletes signed up, the 2012 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship is set to begin on the coming 31st of May, and there’s an ocean of possibilities for the sport-Jiu-Jitsu world. Who’ll...

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.