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Author Archive: BJJEE

Andre Galvao: “I’ve Beaten Chris Weidman In ADCC, He Doesn’t Have The Tools To Beat Anderson.”

BJJ World champion André Galvão is helping Anderson Silva prepare for Chris Weidman on their UFC bout on July 6 – the main event of UFC 162 in Vegas. Galvão faced Weidman back at the 2009 ADCC...

Guilherme Mendes On 5 BJJ Players That Inspired His Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Tatame (from Portuguese) “Guilherme Mendes, the triple world champion at featherweight, is an inspiration for the younger fighters that are starting out their careers in Jiu-Jitsu....

UFC Vet Goran Reljic Gets Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Redzovic Brothers In Chicago

Croatian MMA and BJJ Fighter Goran Reljic has just been promoted to a well deserved black belt from the Redzovic brothers in their academy in Chicago. Read our interview with Adem Redzovic. Reljic...

TV Chef Anthony Bourdain After His First Jiu-Jitsu Training Session: “Once I Got Your Back & My Hooks In, You’re Screwed.”

Anthony Bourdain is an American chef, author and television personality. He is the host of Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations . Anthony’s...

Top UK Competitor Daniel Strauss On Why He Prefers No Gi, His Intense Strength Program & His Competition Goals

Daniel Strauss is one of the top European BJJ competitors around, who is especially focused on No Gi. The student of Nick Brooks and Roger Gracie talked to BJJ Eastern Europe before his next big...

GFTeam Beast Ricardo Evangelista On His European Tour & Upcoming Competitions

Ricardo Evangelista is a top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under master Julio Cesar from the Grappling Fight Team (GFT) and one of the best super heavyweights in BJJ having won several important...

Kraken Gi Review By 2007 IBJJF World Champ Laurence Cousin Fouillat

Laurence Cousin Fouillat from France is the only European (Male or Female) to ever win a IBJJF world championship at the adult black belt level (in 2007)! I had the privilege to roll with her a few...

World Class Judoka Travis Stevens, Victor Of The Mythical Flavio Canto in Judo: “I’m Going To Be A Real Threat In Copa Podio GP.”

Source: Tatame The names of most of the participants of the second edition of the Copa Podio middleweight GP are known . Romulo Barral, Keenan Cornelius and Alexandro Ceconi are already confirmed,...

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral: “By Training Jiu-Jitsu, You Become A Better person.”

  Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral fought his last bout this past Wednesday for the Bellator promotion. The BJJ black belt talks about his BJJ academy: Babalu’s Iron Gym: “For my...

Interview With Rodrigo Pagani (Saulo Ribeiro Black Belt) During His Seminar In Moscow, Russia

1. Hi Rodrigo, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?   Hi Bjj Comunity of Eastern Europe, my name is Rodrigo Pagani, 3 degree black belt under Saulo Ribeiro...

Dan Faggella vs. The Giant: How A Little Guy Beat A Giant…In 12 Seconds

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in lightweight BJJ. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, and more –...

BJJ and Judo Champ Leo Leite: “I Want To Follow The Footsteps Of Murilo Bustamante & Be A MMA Champion At Age 35.”

Judo black belt (Pan Amareican Champion and member of Brazilian national judo team), BJJ black belt (World champion 2000) and now MMA fighter, Leo Leite debuted with a victory in mixed martial arts,...

BJJ & MMA Stars Peacefully Protest Corruption In Brazil

Brazil is currently engulfed in a massive series of protests, incited originally by the raising of bus fare in the capital Sao Paulo. The demonstrations have since morphed into a general protest...

Results For Ippon Cup 2, No Gi Competition In Czech Republic

This was a great competition in Czech Republic: IPPON CUP in NO GI GRAPPLING. They year they had 179 fighters and 32 teams from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Ippon Cup 2: No Gi Grappling...

Metamoris III: A Possible Vinny Magalhaes vs Marcus Buchecha No Gi Superfight?

According to MMA reporter Guilherme Cruz, Metamoris is looking at signing another UFC fighter for Metamoris III but this time someone with a world class BJJ pedigree: Vinny Pezao Magalhaes. Vinny won...

Paulo & Joao Miyao Get Promoted To Black Belt: Set To Make Immediate Impact In New BB Division

Yesterday, twin brothers Joao Miyao and Paulo Miyao were promoted to BJJ Black Belts by their Professor Cicero Costha in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The academy hosts other famous black belts such as Leandro...

Kyra Gracie: “Teaching Jiu-Jitsu To Kids At My Social Project Is My Priority In Life.”

Source: Tatame During Christmas 2007, Kyra Gracie, started a social action, visiting the Santa Clara Family in Vargem Grande, taking donations for the children, along with her oncle Ryan Gracie. The...

Royce Gracie: “The Diaz Brothers Remind Me A Lot Of My Own Family.”

We got up-close and personal with UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie inside the Bruce Buffer cover edition of Fighters Only magazine recently. The original UFC champion Royce Gracie,  looked back on his...

Sweden’s First Female BJJ black Belt, Ida Hansson On The Worlds & Being A IBJJF Referee

The first Swedish female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Ida Hansson is also one of the top competitors of her generation, having fought throughout the world, medalling in some of the world’s...

Roger Gracie: “Chris Weidman Can Tap Anyone, Even Me…”

Before his fight with Tim Kennedy, Roger Gracie talked with Espn about his preparation, and his opinion on the Weidman vs Anderson Siva fight: “You seem like a fighter not really into MMA for...

BJJ & Judo Champ Leo Leite Successful in MMA Debut @ Event “Fight Against Crack”

The Festival “Fights Against Crack” was held at the famous Tijuca Tennis Club on Sunday June 23rd in Rio de Janeiro. Promoted by Murilo Bustamante, the event featured matches in...

Braulio Estima Visits Marcelo Garcia Academy 2013 (Video Documentary)

Braulio Estima visists Marcelo Garcia’s acdemy in NYC and leads the class as a guest instructor for the day. he later goes on to spar with the students. Great video, not to miss:  

BJJEE Gi Reviews: Hyperfly by DoorDie

Source: Translated from French from our friends at www.planetejjb.com (check them out) The very popular Hyperfly Gi from DoorDie. This test is really one of those that I was the most excited about...

World Class Judoka & BJJ Brown Belt, Travis Stevens To Compete At Copa Podio Middleweight GP

Destroyer of Brazilian judo at the Olympic and Pan-American Games, Travis Stevens (photo) is an instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy and member of the American judo team. The American was chosen to...