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Author Archive: BJJEE

Felipe ‘Preguica’ Pena On Copa Podio: “There Are Only Tough Guys. I Can’t Wait.”

  Multiple time BJJ World champ at lower belts Felipe Pena , nicknamed “Preguiça” (the laziness) / sloth, is now trying to make a name for himself at the black belt. After winning the Rio...

BJJ SEMINAR with Rodrigo “COMPRIDO” Medeiros, 13/09, Vienna, Austria

  The BJJ Idol. Open Class World Champion on all belts division, trainer of Brock Lesnar, Demian Maia and many others MMA Stars. Will be at AkxeBJJ Austria , at Backyard Boxing in Vienna....

Makenzie Dern: “My Dad (Megaton) Is Responsible For My Jiu-Jitsu. I Owe Everything To Him!”

  Mackenzie Dern is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She is 20 years old and has been doing jiu-jitsu for 17 years! She is a 6x World Champion and 5x No Gi World Champion. in this interview...

Bruno Malfacine and Lucas Lepri Close In Absolute @IBJJF Atlanta Open

  Alliance team mates Bruno Malfacine , five times world champion at rooster weight and Lucas Lepri, world lightweight champion, closed in the black belt absolute final of the IBJJF Atlanta Open...

Hannette Staack Pulls Out Of 2013 ADCC: “The Organizers Don’t Respect Me & Female Competitors.”

  Despite having been invited, Hannette Staack, one of the biggest names in women’s Jiu-Jitsu is out of this years’s ADCC, which takes place on October 19 in China. According to the...

Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu Conditioning Workout in Dagestan, Russia

  Roberto ‘Cyborg Abreu was recently in Russia for a bunch of seminars. While there he worked on his conditioning, the Russian Way:

Yan Cabral signs with the UFC and steps down from the fight for the Copa Podio Middleweight GP title

  Source: Copa Podio “Following two months of intensive promotion, the Copa Podio has been notified that Yan Cabral, despite having signed a contract with the event, will not be permitted...

Montenegro’s Mladen Jokmanovic On Competing & Training In Different Grappling Arts & The BJJ Scene In Montenegro

Montenegro’s Mladen Jokmanovic is a BJJ brown belt and team leader of Mata Leao-ATM BJJ Team in Podgorica. He has a deep history in grappling arts as he started with Judo, then traditional ju...

Kit Dale On His Preparation For Copa Podio & Representing Australia

  Checkmat Australia’s Kit Dale is not only of the biggest prospects in BJJ, he is also one of the funniest. He will be competing in the Copa Podio middleweight GP on  September 8. In...

Jake Shields On His UFC Fight With Demian Maia: “I Expect A Jiu-Jitsu Jiu-Jitsu Fight.”

  On Oct. 9 in Brazil, Jake Shields will take on Demain Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night 29, and it’s a matchup he’s extremely excited to take.The fight will put two of the...

Checkmat Ace Renato Cardoso On His Preparation For Copa Podio, Expectations & His Style Of Jiu-Jitsu

  Renato Cardodo is a black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca, who has a super aggressive style, and mean footlocks. Read more about Renato here. He won the double gold at Sao Paulo Open, and was CBJJE...

Highlights Of Rodolfo Vieira’s 2013 European Tour (Video)

  1st ever Rodolfo Vieira Seminar Tour in Europe (Germany, England, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland) August, 2013 Tour Organizer: Gabriel Rainho (RTTeam)

Serbian Open BJJ Championship 2013, 19th October, Belgrade, Serbia

One of the best & most prestigious BJJ competitions in the region: The Serbian Open BJJ Championship will be held in Belgrade on the 19th of October! It is organised by the BJJ federation of...

Properly Utilizing Guard In A Street Fight

  Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of light weight Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu...

Fabio Gurgel On His ADCC Superfight With Mario Sperry: “I’ve Been Preparing For 8 Months.”

  The next ADCC will be held on October 19, in Beijing, China, and promises to feature major stars of grappling. Fabio Gurgel will be present both as a teacher and as a fighter, and will do a...

BJJEE Gi Review: Valor Victory Premium Lightweight Gi

Valor Fightwear is a British company with a great selection of BJJ Gis at excellent prices. They sent us their newest Gi, the “Victory Premium Lightweight” to try out. I own a really big number...

Flavio Almeida On His Recent Return To Competition: “It’s A Very Intense Experience & Valuable Regardless Of The Results.”

  Flavio Almeida is a Bjj black belt under Gracie Barra founder, Carlos Gracie Junior, he is also the brother of UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida. Flavio is a very busy person: a husband, a father,...

Andre Galvao On His Upcoming ADCC Superfight With Braulio Estima & Training With Rafael Mendes

  The current -88kg and open class ADCC champion talks about his preparation for the super fight against Bráulio Estima this next October, in Beijing, China. André Galvão has reunited with...

Vinny ‘Pezao’ Magalhaes To Defend His Heavyweight Champion Title @ ADCC 2013

  After suffering the most serious setback in his UFC career, a knockout loss to Anthony Perosh, after 14 seconds at UFC Rio 4, Vinny Pezao will not get much downtime. The current champion of...

ADCC Romania Open Championship 2013

  Tournament : ADCC Romania Open Championship 2013 Date: 7 septembrie 2013 Location: Sala de sport a Liceului Mircea Eliade. Bucuresti, Splaiul Independentei, nr. 315-317, sector 6 Starting...

Alliance Serbia’s Mateja Valjarevic on His Training Trip In Brazil, His Academy & The BJJ Scene In Serbia

Mateja Valjarevic, leader of Alliance Lutador academy, talks to BJJ Eastern Europe about his BJJ journey, running his successful team and his recent training trip to Brazil at Alliance Sao Paolo: 1....

Tony Eduardo Lima – The Jiu-Jitsu Mentality

  Tony Eduardo Lima is a 2nd degree black belt under Rillion Gracie with many titles to accompany him. 7 x South Brazilian champion 2 x World Mundial Bronze medalist 2009 American National...

2 Time Judo Olympian Travis Stevens On His Training For Copa Podio, His Passion For Jiu-Jitsu & Facing Flavio Canto

  Travis Stevens  is a elite level Judoka from United States who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. In Judo he is currently ranked top 5 in the world and he is considered by many...

BJJ Legend Murilo Bustamante: “I Fought Until I Was 45 yrs Old, & 39 Was My Physical Peak.”

  World champion Jiu-Jitsu champion in 1999 and former UFC middleweight champion, Murilo Bustamante has not been on the mats for some time, but never ceased to follow the evolution of the sport...