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Author Archive: BJJEE

Creator Of The UFC, Rorion Gracie: “I Knew We Were Going To Change The World Forever…”

  We owe alot to this man. Rorion Gracie, creator of the UFC in an exclusive interview with Brazilian magazine tatame, talks about how he revolutionized the fighting world and created a real...

BJJ Fundraising Seminar For The Victims Of Typhoon ‘Haiyan’ In The Philippines

  The Serbian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community is organizing a fundraising seminar for victims of Typhoon ‘Haiyan’ in the Philippines, with all Serbian BJJ black belts. Each professor...

Lucas Figueiredo On The Growth Of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu In Russia

  Lucas Figueiredo is a BJJ brown belt from Alliance Rio De Janeiro who is spending time in Russia to develop Alliance Russia. He is the nephew/ son of BJJ legend Alexandre Paiva. In this...

Winner Of BJJ Expo Brown Belt GP, Tim Spriggs: “The One Thing I Learned From All This Was Perseverance.”

At the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, on Saturday one of the main events was the Brown Belt Grand Prix. 16 of the best brown belts in the world were put in two 8 man groups and fought each other. The best of...

BJJEE Gi Review: Gawakoto’s Kabuki Kimo-Noh

This new limited edition Kabuki Kimo-Noh is a collaborative effort between Gawakoto & comic book artist and writer David Mack. Gawakoto is a rising brand of really well designed and original...

An American Black Belt Teaching BJJ In The UAE, Meet Sam ‘Big Chocolate’ McCoy

Sam ‘Big Chocolate’ McCoy is a MMA and BJJ fighter from American Top Team in Florida. He recently moved to the United Arab Emirates to further his career. He is teaching BJJ there as part...

Robson Moura – How White, Blue, And Purple Belts Should Train

  Robson Moura, also known as “Robinho”, is one of the greatest competitors in jiu jitsu’s super featherweight division, a weight class he dominated for years achieving 6 world titles in...

Jiu-Jitsu Expo day 2: Results of Superfights, Ricardo Rezende Winner Of Black Belt GP

The 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo is done and dusted. Here are their results of the four superfights from day 2 (Check the results from day 1 here): Bruno Malfacine stayed concentrated and didn’t...

Is A UFC Event in France Possible?

  Is a UFC event in France Possible? France is a country that’s not directly associated with fighting. This is weird because as history dictates it, France have won more battles than they...

World Expo Superfights: Keenan Submits Lucas Leite, Joao Miyao defeats Eduardo Telles

  The first day of the world Jiu-Jitsu expo is a wrap and in the much awaited superfights, there were some big upsets: Phillipe Nover vs Efrain Escudero tied after 20 minutes of no-gi match...

Tim Spriggs Wins Jiu-Jitsu Expo Brown Belt GP

At the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, on Saturday one of the main events was the Brown Belt Grand Prix. 16 of the best brown belts in the world were put in two 8 man groups and fought each other. The best of...

(Video) Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns Defeats Leandro Lo In Worlds No Gi

  Focused on MMA , Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns showed that he still has the Jiu-Jitsu to win the World No Gi championship, last weekend in California, United States. To reach the final...

The Evolution Of The Miyao Bros At Black Belt

  Breaking down the evolution of the Miyao brothers game now that they are at black belts. Be sure to also check out our article:  What Makes The Miyao Brothers So Good? Twin brothers Joao...

Rodolfo Vieira Lists His Top 5 Toughest Opponents So Far

  In any major tournament, Rodolfo Vieira is a favorite to reach the finals and fight for the title. The GFTeam athlete is used to face great odds and have historical and dramatic finals. In an...

Rousimar Palhares: “I Admire Dean Lister & Want To Face Him In A Future Event.”

  Rousimar Palhares “Toquinho” will no longer participate in the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo 2013, scheduled for next weekend in California. In a joint decision with his staff, the...

France’s Luc ‘Doberman’ Rousseau On His Trainings In Poland & BJJ Travels

Frenchman Luc Rousseau has been living a crazy BJJ life that has taken him all over the world with his gi. The BJJ brown belt is currently training and competing in Poland. In this interview with BJJ...

Second BJJ Player, Nicholas Schultz Also Found Not Guilty In NYE Rape Case

  The case of Matthew Maldonado and Nicholas Schultz, the two male Lloyd Irvin students involved in the alleged New Years Eve rape of a third, female team mate has come to a conclusion. Schultz...

(Video) Man Grapples & Disarms Gunman In Store Robbery

  NORWOOD, Pa. – According to Fox News Phily: It was 1:30 Saturday morning inside a Norwood Sunoco store in Delaware County, USA. A man had a gun pointed at Jon Mcgowan, and Mcgowan did...

Palhares Pulls Out Of Dream Superfight With Dean Lister

  The Dream superfight between Rousimar Palhares and Dean Lister at the Jiu-Jitsu expo is no more. Palhares’ manager, Alex Davis, has revealed to MMAFighting.com that his fighter has to...

Tatame Magazine Tackles The Problem Of “Buying Belts” In BJJ After Daniel Cormier Brown Belt Promotion

  The excellent Brazilian MMA and Jiu-Jitsu magazine Tatame has made an article in their November edition about the phenomenom that is killing Jiu-Jitsu: The loss of value of the BJJ black...

Serbian Luta Livre Black Belt Damir Mihajlovic On His MMA Career, Luta Livre Schools & Trainings In Brazil

Serbia is home to a Luta Livre black belt in the form of Damir ‘Dado’ Mihajlovic. This successful MMA fighter has a bunch of schools around Serbia and a few schools in Montenegro. In this...

2013 Worlds No GI Full Results & Review

The 2013 World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship is done and dusted. The weekend was long and jam packed full of action at the Long Beach Walter Pyramid. At black belt adult, a number of big names were...

IBJJF Zurich International Open Confirmed For May 10, 2014

  IBJJF have just announced a new date on their European calendar of competitions. After Lisbon (Europeans), London, Rome, Munich, and Paris the next city is Zurich, Switzerland! The date and...

Kron Gracie Training MMA With Diaz Brothers @Cesar Gracie Academy

  The Gracie family is going through a rough patch in MMA at the moment. With the impressive knockout suffered by Rolles and the firing of Roger from the UFC , the legacy of the family which...