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Category Archive: Articles

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...

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 &...

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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...

Being Gay In BJJ…

We all know that Homosexuality is not fully accepted in Eastern Europe, as we are still more conservative than our Western European neighbors. What if if some of your BJJ training partners happened...

Strength & Conditionning For Jiu-Jitsu: Specific Circuit Training vs Basic Weight Training

  As BJJ players we receive a very good workout by training BJJ by itself. However in the day and age of :bigger, Stronger, Faster” many of us will always look for any type of advantage....

BJJ Unwritten Rule #1: What Happens In Training, Stays In Training

We are going to start a series of unwritten rules which are not real set rules but more of a code of conduct for BJJ practitioners. The first one is about what happens in training. People need to...

Are Olympic Lifts Appropriate For BJJ?

Seeing Roger Gracie doing Olympic lifts during his preparation for his Metamoris superfight with Marcus Buchecha, make s us wonder what are the benefit of Olympic lifts for BJJ. Powering through...

Should Jiu-Jitsu Be Treated As A Sport Or A Martial Art?

Kron Gracie has said about Sport Jiu-Jitsu “Sport Jiu-Jitsu is on the decline, it’s getting worse. With Metamoris, I want people to see the real Jiu-Jitsu.” in this interview . The problem...

Want to Breath Better For Jiu-Jitsu? Use Your Diaphragm!

If you have ever rolled with a BJJ master or advanced practitioner, what is something that distinguishes them from regular BJJ players? We’re not talking about just superior technique but the...

Are Submission Only Tournaments Really Possible?

The concept of submission only BJJ tournaments is not something new. The Gracies would hold challenge matches without time limits back in the day in Brazil. Helio Gracie once fought for 3 hours. The...

Analyzing Leandro Lo’s Super Effective BJJ Game

  Leandro Lo is one of the most exiting fighters on the circuit. A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro made a big boom on the BJJ world when he beat the then unbeatable Michael Langhi in...

What Makes The Miyao Brothers So Good?

They’re twins born on May 11, 1992. They started training in Andirá, Brazil with Professor Adriano Carvalho of Norte Sul Jiu-Jitsu academy. About a year ago they came to São Paulo because they...

6 Ways To Heal Your Lower Back Pains

  Lower back injuries are extremely common in Jiu-Jitsu and any type of strength and conditioning training. This article by Traver H. Boehm for breaking muscle covers how to treat and care for...

Survey Results: BJJ and the Culture of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs): A Review of Online Survey Data

BJJ Legends Magazine published a very interesting about PEDs in BJJ surveying close to 700 BJJ players worldwide. Author:Matthew Corley,RPh Here is a summary of the findings: “Some numbers to...

Kyra Gracie Wants to Face Ronda Rousey In A No Gi Submission Match

Source: Tatame This would be a grappling dream match: “Ronda Rousey has been impressing the world with her MMA career. The six-win streak via armbar submissions have impressed even the...

Will No Points, Submission Only Tournaments Like Metamoris Pro Change Jiu-Jitsu?

The recent trend of Jiu-Jitsu tournaments with the no points, submission only format such as the Gracie Worlds or next month’s Metamoris Pro has brought a wind of excitement in the Jiu-Jitsu...

Testosterone Usage in BJJ: The Fine Line Between TRT, PEDs, and Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is naturally produced by our bodies. In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate as...

You Know You Train Jiu-Jitsu When…Updated 2012 Version

This was posted was by members of the UK BJJ Underground on the Facebook  page. There are some gems here: Rob Taylor: You put on a slim fit shirt and it fits everywhere except your forearms. Andy...

Post Workout Nutrition For BJJ

A training session is always taxing on your body and you a post workout drink or fruit can really help in muscle recovery. I don’t always have a protein shake after training but always have at...