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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Watch How Different Jiu-Jitsu is when Sparring with Strikes

    In the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies around the world, they will teach you the sport aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. This means no strikes, and little self defense, but more focus on...

Emilia’s Training Diary: Enjoying the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle in Southern Spain

    Written by Emilia Tuukkanen, BJJ Brown belt, BJJ&Nogi European Champion from Finland, living and training in southern Spain. In this now weekly blog post, she will detail her...

Metamoris Founder Robert Zeps on the Future of Jiu-Jitsu & his Non Affiliated BJJ School Studio 540

  Photo by Leon Sandoval. Englishman Robert Zeps is one of the most interesting people in Jiu-Jitsu. He is a BJJ black belt that came to America back in 1995 and started training jiu-jitsu just...

Australian Black Belt Dan Cherubin: “The Level Of Training In Brazil Is Much Higher Than in The US.”

Australian black belt Dan Cherubin disagrees with the belief that with so many Brazilian champions teaching in the US, that the level is better than in Brazil.   He explains why to Connection...

2x World Champ Sebastian Brosche on How Yoga Revolutionized his Jiu-Jitsu

  Sebastian Brosche is one of the biggest European BJJ hopes. He is a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in judo. He was raised in Northern Sweden and is currently living in in Oslo...

Exclusive: Maeda Was Already Teaching Jiu-Jitsu In Rio 10 Years Before The Gracies

  Brazilian Newspapaer O Globo recently ran a exclusive story (in Portuguese) which sheds new light on the roots ofJudo/Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/ BJJ in Brazil. It not a very known fact...

GI and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu: What are the Differences?

    Gi and No Gi are the 2 forms of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gi Jiu Jitsu is grappling with the use of a traditional Gi, which allows you to grab the clothing of your opponent. No Gi is...

Clark Gracie Names His Top 5 Most Important Gracies In History

    Clark is the son of Carley Gracie (son of Carlos Gracie Sr). Encouraged by his father, the young fighter started competing early in BJJ championships in the USA. However, despite being...

Is A Jiu-Jitsu Team League The Solution To Make The Sport Grow?

  Jiu-Jitsu can look no further than at a wrestling league for an answer. The German league of team wrestling is called the Bundesliga (German: Bundesliga-Ringen). It is a very successful model...

Robert Drysdale On Who Impresses Him In Jiu-Jitsu Nowadays

      The guys from Just the gi top interviewed Robert Drysdale and asked him which of the current generation of BJJ players is he most impressed with. His answer was surprising to say...

UFC Vet & BJJ Black Belt Matt Arroyo Discusses The Importance of Strategy In Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training!

      You can be the meanest, strongest guy on the mat come competition time, but does it really matter if your training is out of whack? Not just training your moves and techniques,...

3 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your 4-6 year Olds Separately From 7-12 year Olds

    By Korbett Miller Hello my name is Korbett Miller I am a Black Belt under Saulo and Xande Ribeiro. I have competed for the last 7 years in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu winning a gold at the 2009...

Roll Well Into Your 90’s: How To Spar For A Long Term BJJ Career

        When it comes to determining the lifespan of your jiu-jitsu career, there are few things more significant than your sparring philosophy. You need to look at Jiu-Jitsu as a...

BJJEE Profile: Joel Tudor, Crossing Over From World Class Surfing To World Class Jiu-Jitsu

      Joel Tudor is a former 2x world surfing champion (Longboard) who has conquered several important medals in major BJJ and submission wrestling tournaments. Tudor is also a...

Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle: Andrew Wooden From Obesity To World Class BJJ Competitor

      Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best remedies to lose weight and regain self-esteem. Andrew Wooten, brown belt from GB, is a prime exmaple. Check out the following story, translated...

(Video) Leandro Lo Faces The Man Who Submitted Anderson Silva

    Leandro Lo was at the All Japan Nogi Jiu-Jitsu Championship last year in Japan to face Ryo Chonan, one of the few to have deafeated Anderson Silva in MMA (by a flying scissor reverse...

Renzo Gracie: ‘With Abu Dhabi’s Backing, Jiu-Jitsu In The Olympics is a Certain Goal’

Renzo Gracie was recently in Abu Dhabi to give some seminars to some of the 400 instructors teaching school children Jiu-Jitsu. He talked the national.ae about how he believes that the UAE’s...

Watch & Learn Roger Gracie’s Closed Guard Sweep to Mount vs Comprido

  Last Friday, Roger Gracie’s had his first Gi BJJ match since his one time superfight with Buchecha at Metamoris in 2012. He hasn’t been active in the Gi since 2010 when he last won double...

UAEJJF Launches 4 Worldwide Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Events with Huge Money Prizes

  The professionalization of Jiu-Jitsu has arrived! For the 2015/2016 season, the UAEJJF will be implementing 4 grand slam tournaments outside the UAE, paying out large cash prizes for each open...

Frank Mir on Why He Prefers using ‘Small Man Jiu-Jitsu’

    BJJ black belt and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is known as one of the best Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the UFC. Mir is a huge guy, close to 260 lbs but he uses ‘small man...

BJJ Legend Fabio Gurgel Voices His opinion on One of BJJEE.com’s Articles

    Brazil’s  TATAME magazine published last Monday, a translation into Portuguese of BJJEE.com’s article 5 Things Nobody Tells You When You Start Training BJJ. The article was...

Croatian-American BJJ Champ Emma Kamaric on Beating her Eating Disorder with the Help of Jiu-Jitsu

  Emma Kamaraic is a Croatian-American BJJ champion that recently started a project called Fight Together. Emma suffered for many years with an eating disorder before starting BJJ and...

Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns Lists His Top 5 BJJ Fighters in UFC- Some Very Surprising Choices

      The MMA debut of BJJ world champion Gilbert Durinho Burns was in January 2012. The BJJ star is responsible for sharpening the ground game of Vitor Belfort. He is a big fan of the...

Fabio Gurgel On Ex-Alliance Members: ‘They Didn’t Build Anything Admirable’

    Fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with the Co-founder of Team Alliance and a man who has played a vital role in shaping today’s Jiu-jitsu environment. Fabio Gurgel was in Dubai under...