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Author Archive: BJJEE

Vinny Magalhaes Doesn’t Like “Keyboard Warriors.”

The internet is a virtual world were some people feel empowered to give their opinion abouth real life fighters. UFC Light Heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes made a statement today about on his Facebook...

Luta Livre Open in Budva, Montenegro

On Saturday Feb 9, 2013 there will be a Luta Livre (submission wrestling) tournament in Budva, Montenegro. More information here:  http://www.facebook.com/events/323300474442914/

BJJ Stars To Look Out For at the 2013 Europeans

From the 24th to the 27th of January at the Casal Vistoso municipal sports complex, the Europeans will kick off the 2013 Ibjjf season. Watch out for Fernando Terere to make his comeback to big...

Lloyd Irvin On His Investment In BJJ’s Growth, His Team’s Success & Keenan’s Performance @Copa Podio

Lloyd Irvin is the head coach of one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools in the United States. He has earned his place in Jiu Jitsu having successfully raised the games of tremendous...

Rillion Gracie: “In The US, Some Black Belts Are Promoting Themselves.”

Rilion Gracie is the youngest son (and the 20th) of Gracie Jiu Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie. Rilion naturally became a master in the family trade, Jiu Jitsu, having had a strong influence in the...

Jeet Kune Do & BJJ Instructor Robert Parmakovski On The limitations of BJJ As A Self Defense Art

  Robert Parmakovski is a world class Jeet Kune Do instructor and purple belt under Roy Harris. He has academies in France, Sydney and Melbourne.For more info on Mr Parmakovski’s Bio...

Top Japanese BJJ Black Belt Daisuke Nakamura Getting Ready For 2013 Europeans

Daisuke Nakamura is one of the top black belts in Japan and is from Grabaka Gym, an academy founded by the former king of Pancrase, Sanae Kikuta, in Tokyo, Japan. He is aiming for the Europeans...

Exclusive Interview With Dennis Asche, Creator Of Connection Rio

  Dennis Asche must have the best job in the world! He is a hugely popular and important figure in the BJJ community, the creator of the Jiu-Jitsu accommodation and training experience in Rio De...

Do or Die Hyperfly BJJ Gi Review

By Brendan from Gireviews.net (our friends) Check out their site, best Gi Review site on the net “You can’t teach heart” No, no you cannot. This is an important statement that I feel a...

3X European Champion Luke Costello:”I’m Going For The Grand Slam In 2013, Double Golds In All Major Tournaments!”

  1) Luke, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe? Hi I’m Luke Costello, 23, BJJ Brown Belt, England. I train under Braulio Estima and my main titles are 3x...

Igor Silva On Training At GF Team & The Effectiveness Of The Closed Guard

Igor Silva is one of the top players in BJJ‘s Super and Ultra heavyweight division. A black belt under Muzio de Angelis, Igor Silva also trains with Julio Cesar at the GF Team HQ. Igor is mostly...

Crossing Over From Wrestling To BJJ

This blog is written by Connection Rio team member Torryn Heffelfinger. He’ll be blogging weekly on life and training BJJ in Rio de Janeiro. Source: trainingthedream.blogspot.com.br   This...

What We Learned From The 2013 Copa Podio

The 2013 BJJ season started off with a bang with Copa Pódio Heavyweight Grand Prix bringing together BJJ’s heavyweights and biggest stars. See the full results here Rodolfo Vieira is a beast...

Nutrition For Grapplers: Dates, the “Ideal Food”

Dates are one of my favorite snacks. It’s a good healthy option if you want something sweet that is very healthy. You can  take out the seed and blend them in a smoothie together with other...

Copa Podio 2013 Full Results

Cities Challenge – Diego Borges defeated Rodrigo Reis by armbar Couples Challenge : Leandro Lo defeated Augusto Tanquinho (5 to 2) Mackenzie Dern defeated Luiza Monteiro (8-2) Tanquinho and...

IBJJF Launches The 2013 Rule Book

IBJJF launches the 2013 Rule Book. Be sure to read about all the updated rules for 2013. The new rules will be active for the European Open Championship, which takes place January 24-27 in Lisbon,...

Strength & Conditioning Circuit In Preparation For IBJJF Europeans 2013

This is a nice S& C circuit that Boa Team from Monaco are doing in preparation for this year’s Europeans. Note that the exercises are all BJJ Specific:

Mackenzie and Tanquinho on ‘couples challenge’ against Leandro Lo and Luiza @ Copa Podio

  Source: Tatame (translated from Portuguese) In addition to a GP with the best heavyweights in the world, the Copa Podia of Jiu-Jitsu, which happens this Sunday (13) in Rio de Janeiro, will feature...

Polish No Gi Championship, 23-24 February 2013

III Polish Championship No Gi CBJJ Rules 2013  DATE: 23-24 February 2013 ADDRESS: Sports and Entertainment Hall LOSiR, ul. Hugona Kołłątaja 2, 62-030 Luboń/Poznań, Poland REGISTRATION: START:...

The 5 Most Annoying Types of Partners in BJJ

If you are new to Jiu-Jitsu don’t be this guy.  If you train with this guy slip him a copy of this post in his gear bag. 1. The dirty partner Almost everyone has faced someone like this, usually...

BJJ Eastern European Open In Zagreb, Croatia On feb. 23, 2013

We are proud to present largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in Eastern Europe!  Date: 23/02/2013 Categories: Official IBJJF Categories & Rules – Junior & Adult divisions This event will...

Team Lloyd Irvin BJJ Members Accused In New Year’s Eve Rape

Source: http://www.wjla.com Two men are in police custody following accusations they committed a vicious crime. Matthew Maldanado, 26, and Nicholas Schultz, 21, are accused of repeatedly raping a...

Check Mat Training Camp In Bulgaria with Rodrigo Cavaca, Marina Ribeiro & co

Four world champions in BJJ will lead a 3-day training camp in club Real Pain. Rodrigo Cavaca comes from Brazil with Marina Ribeiro in Bulgaria invited by the president of the BBJJF, Hristo Hristov....

21 Tickets for the IBJJF Worlds Up For Grabs at The Finnish BJJ Open 2013!

The  Finnish Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation are organizing another international tournament with the BJJ Finnish Open 2013 in Helsinki, Finland, April 20th to 21st. Similarly to last year, they are...