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Author Archive: BJJEE

Felipe Pena, After Winning His First Title At Black Belt, Now Focusing On Winning The Copa Podio GP

  Promoted to black belt at the end of 2012, Felipe Pena just got his first title at his belt level . The feat took place last weekend, beating Rodrigo Fajardo, in the late heavyweight at Rio...

Carlson Gracie Essex Head Instructor, Alain Pozo On His BJJ Travels, His Academies In The UK & His Dedication To His Students

Alain Pozo has been training BJJ and No Gi grappling for over 16 years. In this time, the sport has brought to train from his native Brazil to the US and to finally settle in the UK. He leads the...

Keenan Cornelius Out Of Copa Podio GP, Replaced By Manuel Diaz

  The Mexican-American Manuel Diaz was recommended by Leandro Lo to replace Keenan Cornelius in the Middleweight Grand Prix. Diaz trains in the Caio Terra Academy and is joining American Travis...

Serbian Black Belt Nenad “Lata” Latincic: “BJJ Is Growing In Serbia & With A Spirit Full Of Enthusiasm.”

Nenad “Lata” Latincic is a Serbian BJJ black belt under Roberto Atalla. He talked to BJJ Eastern Europe about his BJJ story, how he left MMA to focus on BJJ, his meeting with Roberto...

Elite Grappling Match Confirmed: Demian Maia vs Jake Shields Planned For Fall UFC Event

  Welterweight elite level grapplers Demian Maia and Jake Shields have agreed to fight at a yet to be determined UFC event this fall. Many BJJ/ Grappling fans hoped that those two grapplers...

Ronda Rousey: “The Jiu-Jitsu/Ne Waza That I Do In MMA Is The True Essence Of Jiu-Jitsu, Unlike BJJ Tournaments.”

  UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey answers the critics on her ground game and talks about what the chances are she’ll put on a gi and compete in IBJJF and other Jiu-Jitsu tournaments such...

BJJ World Champ, Bia Mesquita: “If I Fought Ronda Rousey In MMA, I’d Take It To The Ground & Try To Finish By Armbar.”

  Beatriz Mesquita (Bia) is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary Leticia Ribeiro. She is one of the greatest grapplers of her generation and has achieved numerous BJJ titles such as the...

Alan ‘Finfou’ Nascimento: “After My Medals At Rio & Rome Open, I Want To Pay Attention To My Family.”

Source: Tatame (Translated from Portuguese) At 32, Alan Nascimento, Finfou, made a gold medal debut in the Master division – and even pinched a silver medal among adults in Rio Open, when he...

Battle Of The Berimbolo: Samuel Braga to face Joao Miyao @2013 Jiu-Jitsu Expo

  Another superfight has been added to the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo which is scheduled for November 9 and 10 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California, USA.  After Jeff Glover vs Bruno...

France Says “Non!” to Las Vegas UFC-Style MMA Fighting

Looks like professional MMA is not going to be happening anytime soon in France, despite the growing number of professional French MMA fighters: Source: LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE) “The...

BJJEE Rising Stars: Poland’s Adam Wardszinski: “I’ve Competed 14 Times This season.”

Poland’s Adam Wardzinski has only been training BJJ since 2010 but in that relatively short time, he has achieved impressive competition results both in the local Polish as well as the...

Claudio Calasans Confirmed To Face Leandro Lo In Copa Podio No Gi Superfight

Copa Podio has just revealed that Claudio Calasans will be the mystery opponent of Leandro Lo Fight in theirb  No Gi superfight in its next edition, scheduled for September 8 at Tijuca Tennis Club,...

Robson Moura: How to Prepare for BJJ Competition

Multiple world champion, Robson Moura, talks a bit about how he likes to prepare for tournaments during his seminar at Grant’s MMA in Toronto.

Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro & Leo Vieira Want To Face Each Other At Metamoris 3

Source: BJJrants 2 BJJ legends want to dig up their old rivalry and put it on the line in a Metamoris 3 submission only superfight: Leo Vieira: “I would like to face Shaolin. He was my...

Former Fashion Model, Monique Elias Wins Double Gold & Gets Promoted To Brown Belt @Rio Open

Weight and absolute champion at the IBJJF worlds held in June in California, Former model,  Monique Elias (Check out the interview with Monique) had not yet completed a year at purple belt.  On...

Kron Gracie: “I Will Probably Leave Jiu-Jitsu To Concentrate On MMA Next Year.”

Source: Tatame Kron Gracie has been invited to compete in ADCC which will be held on October 19 in Beijing, China. The Rickson Gracie black belt has confirmed that he has received an invitation to...

Jiu-Jitsu Couple, Leandro Lo & Luiza Monteiro Win Double Gold At Rio Open

The Tijuca Tennis Club, this weekend, was the seat of the Rio Open. The highlights of this edition were Leandro Lo and Luiza Monteiro . Both fighters won weight and absolute crowning their perfect...

Ronda Rousey Takedown Study: Judo in MMA

Source: BJJ Scout. Check out the full study here

Documentary: Michelle Nicolini For Origins BJJ Philippines

Documentary about Michelle Nicolini during her seminar at Origins BJJ Philppines 

Man Subdues Gunman Using Jiu-Jitsu Choke Technique, Avoids Shooting Massacre In A French Cinema

Source: Leparisien.fr Rosny, France. Fouad Ben Ahmed was preparing to watch the movie “The man of of steel” (superman) together with his 2 children in a cinema on Wednesday night at 9:40...

Big Name Superfights Expected @Grapplers Quest Amsterdam

Since 1999, Grapplers Quest has been the home of the world’s best Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – delivering the World’s largest NoGi Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

Watch Keenan Cornelius’s Submission Only Superfight vs Max Bohanan At Grapplers Quest

Last weekend, Grappler’s Quest hosted a superfight between Keenan Cornelius and Max Bohanan. Keenan had a tough fight against the very game Max Bohanan. The Ricardo Almeida brown belt had nothing...

Ronda Rousey To Feature In ‘The Expendables 3’

Sylvester Stallone announced on Twitter on Tuesday that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey champion will join the cast of “Expendables 3,” which begins filming next month in...

Michelle Nicolini: “You Fight Gabi Garcia & Think That The Next Time You Fight Her, You Will Do Better, But It Gets Worse The 2nd Time & So On.”

Four-time world Jiu-Jitsu champion Michelle Nicolini has moved up to the medium-heavyweight. Her challenges for this year, however, have not ended: she will now try to honor her invitation to the...