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Category Archive: Articles

Why BJJ Being A Niche Sport Is A Good Thing

Our friends from BJJ Pix wrote an interesting article how BJJ being a “niche sport” is not that bad at all. Here is a very good point to consider: “Normal people have the ability to...

The Bulgarian Bag- One the Best Strength & Conditionning Tools For Grapplers

Written by Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov Everyone knows how important are strength and conditioning workouts for the athletes involved with combat sports. The popularity surrounding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Breakingmuscle: Why CrossFit and BJJ Should Never Be in the Olympics

The guys from breaking muscle wrote a very interesting article about this subject. As a practitioner of both sports I found this point of view, to be correct in many aspects: Source:...

The History, Success & Future Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poland

Written by Robert Janista For BJJ Eastern Europe , check out his blog: http://belikericksongracie.blogspot.com/ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a relatively young sport discipline in Poland and its origins...

So You Got Your Blue Belt, Now What?

It’s a known fact that after attaining the BJJ blue belt many people eventually drop out of BJJ. It may be because of a drop of interest after attaining a first goal, life getting in the way or...

BJJ Is Booming In Russia.The Legendary Aleksandr Karelin Appreciates.

Marcus Vinicius (Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club) was recently promoting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Russia. His first trip to the country took place in 2007 and now he has come back and the gentle art in...

Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Competition

Source: US Grappling Weight Cutting: Two days before a tournament is not the time to decide you will experiment with weight cutting. Weight cutting is a process. Weight cutting takes practice. Weight...

Jiu-Jitsu Mat Etiquette And Forms Of Respect In Brazil

If you get the chance to train Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, you should know the proper etiquette that is used. When I trained at Alliance Ipanema (Now Alliance Leblon) I rember that if you cam elate to class...

Ginastica Natural Seminar With Master Alvaro Romano In Vienna

The inventor of Ginastica, BJJ Black Belt Alvaro Romano for the first time in Austria! To Find out Benefits of Ginastcia Natural For Jiu-Jitsu, check out THIS ARTICLE Ginástica Natural seminar City...

DJ Jackson & Keenan Cornelius Qualify For World Pro In Impressive Fashion.

Dj Jackson beats Rodrigo Pinheiro and Roberto Cyborg to take the absolute at World Pro NY Trials! Keenan Cornelius also takes Gold in his weight class beating Roberto Tussa!  Our coleagues from BJJ...

Top 10 Most Dangerous Guards In MMA

Bleacher report put up the list. The only guy missing is Minotauro IMO. Check it out. Source: Bleacherreport.com Few fighters have what Eddie Bravo refers to as “the third option”—the ability...

TV Star Anthony Bourdain’s Jiu-Jitsu Wife Ottavia Competes in Rio

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 ....

Cobrinha Shows Us How He Improves His Balance For Jiu-Jitsu

Balance is so important in Jiu-Jitsu. Being like a cat that always falls on all fours can be a huge advantage for all BJJ players and make you very hard to sweep. Some BJJ players will take to...

Gangnam Style Jiu-Jitsu Training With Lucio Linhares

UFC Vet Lucio Linhares organized a Gangnam Style training with his students in Finland. Check it out:

The Jiu-Jitsu Globetrotter, Christian Graugart Takes Gold At Black Belt At London Open

Christian Graugart AKA the „Jiu-Jitsu Globetrotter” Recently took first place in his first competition as a BJJ Black Belt. You can read his adventures travelling the World and training Jiu-Jitsu...

6 Tips To Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu From Today Onwards

Source: Gracie Mag 1. GET A TRAINING PARTNER WHO CAN BE YOUR BAROMETER Mentally, pick a decent-level training partner to be a parameter for your evolution. There’s no point in choosing an opponent...

The Ryron Gracie Vs Andre Galvao Metamoris Debate: ‘Real Life vs. It’s A Game’

Source: Bloddy Elbow After 20 minutes of submission grappling ended without a finish, Andre Galvao was deemed to have a “draw” with Ryron Gracie. T.P. Grant gives us his thoughts on what...

10 Things We Learned From Watching Metamoris Pro

  1. No points means that you can keep it playful if you want: The fight between Caio Terra and Jeff Glover started off very playful with both fighters disregarding dominant positions and making...

Chris Haueter On Jeff Glover’s Style:”It’s Like Grappling A Monkey Or A Cat. He Never Loses Balance.”

Source: Erin Herle for BJJ Pix As two hilarious and laid back guys in the sport of BJJ, Chris Haueter and Jeff Glover are very much similar. This might be the reason Jeff Glover called out Haueter...

The Rapid Growth Of BJJ & MMA in Singapore

Singapore, the small City State in South East Asia now counts among the richest countries in the world. Jiu-Jitsu and MMA have grown there at the same pace as this tiger economy. Here is a training...

Is 40 Too Old To Start Jiu-Jitsu?

source: Revolution BJJ 40 is not the new 20, contrary to what you may have read on the internet. However, it’s also not the end of your active life. Here are some incredibly helpful tips I’ve...

Gringo Guide: 3 Type Of Foreigners Train Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil

Training in Brazil is a dream for most of us BJJ players. Those that have been there have experienced training at the source. Check out our article: Everyone that does Jiu-Jitsu needs to visit &...

Get your Bjj Eastern Europe wallpaper

Here at Bjj Eastern Europe we made a wallpaper for you. Its available in different sizes but dont hesitate to leave a comment if you need it in a size not provided....

Metamoris PRO Full Preview

Source: BJJ Heroes Metamoris Pro Invitational is a jiu jitsu event where some of the top names in the jiu jitsu world will face each other in much anticipated super-fights. These super-fights have a...