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Author Archive: BJJEE

Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros on His Recent Retirement, and The Use of Steroids in BJJ

The Excellent Kid Peligro recently got together with BJJ legend Comprido Medeiros and did a two part interview him. Here are the best part of the interview: “KP- You retired at the last Worlds,...

Top 3 Jiu-Jitsu Training Mistakes to Avoid

We are all looking at getting better at BJJ. Some of us (I’m the first to admit) sometimes will think about doing other sports to improve their BJJ game. In my opinion to get better at BJJ, you...

Hungarian Black Belt Gabor Fodor on Carlson Gracie Mentality and BJJ in Hungary

1.Please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Gabor with a student My name is Gabor Fodor, I am 36 years old, from Budapest, Hungary. I am a BJJ black belt under Mihály...

Bernardo Faria on the half guard: “Always insist and believe in the position that you are using”

Nice little interview from about Bernardo Faria’s Seminar tour of the World. Bernardo is famous for being a grinder and stubbornly insisting on his techniques. Here he gives us an insight on...

Mixed Capoeira / BJJ competitor, Tereza de Souza on BJJ in Hungary and using Capoeira in BJJ

1. Hi Tereza can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe?  Hi! My name is Tereza Crisley Cordeiro de Souza , I am from Brazil but I live in Budapest, Hungary for the...

Vinicius Draculino on the Evolution of BJJ: “It looks like 2 Spiders Having Sex”

Stephan Kesting (http://www.grapplearts.com) interviews Vinicius “Draculino” about the evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a sport, the role self defense should play in your training, and...

Atos BJJ’s Rodrigo Caporal on BJJ in Hong Kong & on how to Constantly Improve your Game

Rodrigo Caporal is one of the best BJJ black belts from the famous Atos academy. He is currently based in Hong Kong where he is instructing at Grips BJJ. He competes in BJJ as well as MMA. Short bio...

Antonio Carlos Junior aka “Cara de Sapato” on his funny nickname & training with the beasts at Check Mat

Short Bio from BJJ Heroes: “Named as the number 1 “BJJ Fighter to Watch in 2011″ by Gracie Magazine, Antonio Carlos Junior is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under Helder Medeiros from the Checkmat...

Winners of Each Weight Class at ADCC Slovenia Get an Invite to the ADCC Worlds 2013

When: September 8th 2012 Ljubljana, SloveniaWhere: Ljubljana, SloveniaLeskovskova, Franc Rozman Stane, LjubljanaInfo: www.adcc-croatia.com Weight classesMale: -65.9kg, -76.9kg, -87.9kg, -98.9kg and...

Kron Gracie’s Unusual Style of Jiu-Jitsu (No Spider, X, Berimbolo, De La Riva guard)

The guys at http://bishopbjj.com/ did a great jop of showcasing Kron Gracie’s style of jiu-Jitsu in this video. Kron is a one of the only BJJ players that wins most of his matches by...

Zak Maxwell on The Right Way to Fight Bigger Guys, and Beating Kron Gracie

Zak Maxwell is one of the best current American Black Belts. He is the son of the famous Steve Maxwell. Short biography from BJJheroes: “He was graduated black belt by Regis Lebre in 2010....

Royler Gracie on the Modern State of Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Humaita Team Plans

BishopBjj.com caught Master Royler Gracie before a seminar in St. Louis, MO and got his thoughts on the modern state of jiu jitsu and it’s athletes, as well as, the Gracie Humaita team plans...

Latvia’s Jevgenijs Minajevs, Pedro Sauer Black Belt, on BJJ in Latvia and Benefits of Wrestling for BJJ

Hi Jevgenijs, please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Hello to all of the Eastern Europe BJJ practitioners. My name is Jevgenijs Minajevs and I am from Riga, Latvia. I am...

Romania’s Marius Varlan on his 8 years spent training & competing in BJJ in Japan

1. Hi Marcus can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe?  My name is Marius Varlan ( Mario ). Im 35 years old, 1.81cm and 93kg. I have been certified by Watanabe...

Seminar in Belgrade, Serbia with Edson Alemao, BJJ black belt

Edson Rodigues Ricardo Alemao, Head instructor in Montenegro will be conducting a seminar in Belgrade on July 15. You can can email or call the number on the poster for further information. Check out...

Polish BJJ Champion, Karolina Zawodnik on BJJ in Poland, Crossfit and Training in Denmark

1. Hi Karolina, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Name, age, BJJ rank, where you train, where are you from, main bjj achievements etc Hi, my name is Karolina...

Demian Maia: “My plan was to grapple, and submit Dong Hyun Kim”

Source: Tatame “Demian Maia’s welterweight debut in the UFC, this Saturday, at UFC 148, was a big one. The Brazilian defeated South Korean Dong Hyun Kim, via TKO, as he took his opponent...

Romulo Barral: “The Double Guard Pull Should be Banned From Jiu-Jitsu.”

    Controversial positions in Jiu-Jitsu: 50-50 and double guard pull bring about diverging views among BJJ practitioners and even among professional athletes. To know what pros think about...

BJJ Champions Are Made In The Off Season: Making the Most of the Summer for Your BJJ

There is a saying “While you are resting or messing around, your opponent is training”. The summer period is typically a time when people train less and take it easy. There are less...

Relson Gracie Black Belt Christy Thomas Talks About Her Experiences Using Jiu-Jitsu in Self Defense Situations

Congrats to Christy Thomas on receiving her black belt from Relson!Here is what she had to say about the promotion and how she has used Jiu-Jitsu in self defense situations: Source: Fightworks...

Portuguese expressions and slangs for Jiu-Jitsu part1

I you have had the pleasure of training in Brazil or had a Brazilian instructor, chances are that you may have heard many of these expressions and phrases. Even if you didn’t, Portuguese is...

BJJ statistics: analyzing BJJ techniques and trends at the 2012 Worlds

Source: http://bishopbjj.com/ these guys did some excellent work where they deconstructed the 2012 Worlds. The report details information on techniques, results, and trends. Make sure to check out...

Attention All Eastern European Grapplers! BrutalTShirt Explained + Zombie Apocalypse Survival Secret!

Being either a full time or a part time grappler and living the BJJ lifestyle while constantly training and competing is something that only people in the “industry” can really understand and...

Interview with Roger Gracie black belt, Cesar Lima during his seminar in Macedonia

1.Hi Cesar can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Hi, my name is Cesar Lima, 34, leave in London since 2002, I’m a black belt under Roger Gracie, 2xEuropean...