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Author Archive: BJJEE

Roger Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Is My Passion, But At The Moment MMA Is My Priority…”

Source: Tatame Roger Gracie isn’t hiding that his priority at the moment is MMA. The fighter is trying to juggle his career with Jiu-Jitsu, which has been losing ground gradually. His signing...

Augusto Tanquinho: “Some athletes who were asking for PED testing in BJJ, are not competing at the Pan…”

Augusto Tanquinho is one of dozens of stars confirmed at the Pan 2013, to be held from 20th to March 24th, in Irvine, California. There are so many top fighters that some categories of registered...

Otavio Sousa: “Losing To Kron & Romulo Made Me Even Stronger For The 2013 Season.”

Last year’s World Champion at middleweight, Otavio Sousa finds himself in a curious situation. Despite being the world’s best at middleweight, he is not the clear favorite for gold at the...

Kron Gracie Insults & Threatens Braulio Estima After UFC 158

There has been past animosity between multiple times BJJ champ Braulio Estima and Nick Diaz. Last year, Nick and Braulio were supposed to fight a BJJ match for charity during the Jiu-Jitsu expo but...

New Scientific Research Proves That Wrestlers Have Superior Grip Strength

A study in this month’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning analyzed the grip strength of wrestlers compared to the average person, as well as the numerous variables associated with what gives a...

Mario Sperry Leaves The “Blackzilians”

Ze Mario Sperry has officially anounced that he will no longer be the head coach of the “Blackzilians” team which is based in Boca Raton, Fla. The Carlson Gracie black belt revealed why...

Victor Silverio: “I’m Going To Fight @ Pans & World Pro At Lightweight.”

Source: Translated from Portuguese from Gracie Mag The fact of fighting away from home does not scare the brown belt Victor Silverio, 22, on the contrary. Increasingly experienced and known in IBJJF...

Romulo Barral’s Personal Trainer: “Rominho Has Reached a Limit Most Athletes Don’t Know EXist.”

This week, Romulo Barral’s very well known strength and conditioning coach, Leo Frincu, wrote a special blog post dedicated just to Rominho. In the post, Leo talks about why Romulo WILL reach all...

Basics of Athletic Nutrition – Rogerio Camoes, Personal Trainer Of Jacare, Anderson Silva and Atos Team

For those of you who don’t know about Rogerio Camoes, he is a judo and BJJ black belt and one of the top MMA conditioning trainers in the world. He works with top athletes like Anderson Silva,...

If You Like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rap Music, Check Out Maggo MC

Maggo Mc is a Brazilian Rapper/ Jiu-Jitsu player based in Recife, Brazil who has some really cool songs about BJJ and MMA. Check out some of his hits like: “Vai finaliza” , “Apenas...

Matt Thornton On The Evolution Of BJJ & Improving Training Methods

Matt Thornton is known in the BJJ world as the founder of Straight Blast Gym International, an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and...

Pan 2013: Big Names At Black Belt Set To Compete

The city of Irvine, Calif., prepares to host another edition of the traditional Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which is the second most important in the IBJJF calendar. The gym at the University of...

Gabi Garcia: “We Need A Women’s Superfight in ADCC 2013.”

For the first time in history, China will host an edition of the ADCC in 2013. The 2011 Champion, BJJ black belt, Gabi Garcia, was surprised by the choice of the country, lamenting that Brazil had...

Seminar With Fedor Emelianenko’s Grappling Coach, Maxim Leijdekker (Rickson Gracie Black Belt)

Exclusive seminar with Maxim Leijdekker at BJJ Pecs in Hungary on April 20th. Maxim has some serious grappling credentials being one of the rare Rickson Gracie black belts and also being Fedor...

Product Review: VO2 Max “Iron Fist” Grip Trainers

When I first heard of Grip trainers, I was skeptical…For me, why should you buy a modified piece of gi material when you could use a old gi or a towel to work your grip? The creators of VO2 Max...

Rorion Gracie Pays A Visit To Alliance Sao Paulo

In times when you hear about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu debates, Master Rorion Gracie, the founder of the UFC, went to visit the most successful BJJ academy in the World: Alliance Sao...

Roberto Pedreira On Carlos Gracie’s Biography: “Carlos and Helio had admirers but people tended to either love them, or hate them.”

Roberto Pedreira is the publisher of Global Training Report. He has produced a gold mine of interviews and reports from his experiences training all over the world over the years. His recent venture...

Top Referee Muzio De Angelis Reveals New Rules For The Pan & Comments On Introduction Of Doping Control

Considered one of the best referees Jiu-Jitsu today, Muzio De Angelis, one of the leaders of the BRASA Team, revealed the changes that will happen in the next Pan American, which will be held later...

Leonardo Vieira On The High Level Of BJJ In Scandinavia & His Possible Career in MMA

A interview that Leo Vieira during his stay in ArteSuave.dk in Copenhagen. He talks about his Jiu-Jitsu journey, the Check Mat network, the high level of BJJ in Scandinavia and his possible venture...

7 BJJ drills you should do EVERYDAY w/Roberto Atalla

    Roberto Atalla, leader of Rio Grappling Club, Explains and demonstrates 7 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu movements to drill everyday.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ladies Summercamp Short Documentary

In 2012 the 3rd Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ladies Summer Camp was organised by Yasmin Sewgobind in the Netherlands. During this event almost 50 ladies from mostly Europe were united. The female BJJ players...

World Pro 2013: Check Out The List Of Champions Who Will Compete In Abu Dhabi (All Expenses Paid)

Here is the list of confirmed athletes that qualified through regional world trials (Getting all expense paid trip) and will compete at the World Pro in Abu Dhabi from the 11 to 13 of April 2013. ...

Croatian Jiu-Jitsu League 2013

For the second year running the Croatian Jiu-Jitsu league will be held on 3 dates and the winners of all categories will win a plane ticket to Lisbon, Portugal for the IBJJF Europeans. All league...

BJJ Transfers: Brown Belt World Champ Gianni Grippo Joins Alliance NYC

More BJJ Transfers: Brown belt world champ Gianni Grippo joins Alliance NYC under Marcelo Garcia. He spent his whole career at Renzo’s until now. His statement regarding the move: “I’ve...