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Category Archive: Featured, Interview

The Exciting Rafael “Barata” Freitas on His Soccer Background, His Baratoplata & His Hyperactive Pre-Fight Starts

  1. Hi Rafael, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hi! My name is Rafael Freitas, better known as “Barata”. I’m 29 years old and I’m...

Ireland’s Darragh O Conaill on Lloyd Irvin’s Kumite & BJJ in Ireland

Darragh O Conaill is one of the most exiting brown belts in the world. In this interview with BJJEE.COM Darragh talks about his experience at LLoyd Irvin’s brown belt Kumite, the BJJ scene in...

From Derivatives Trader To BJJ Coach: Carslon Gracie London’s Dickie Martin: “We’re Starting To Teach BJJ To Children In Schools”

1. Hi Dickie can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hi guys, my name is Richard Martin, forty two years old and a first degree BJJ black belt. I’m born and...

Thomas “Mastwo” Oyarzun on Lloyd Irvin’s Kumite & BJJ’s Growth in Switzerland

Thomas “Mastwo” oyarzun is a 1/2 Chilean 1/2 Scottish BJJ player that grew up in Switzerland. He is one of the top brown belts on the planet with medals at all the most prestigious...

2012 Judo World Rankings, Russia is Top Nation

Source: International Judo Federation IJF The International Judo Federation just released the World Ranking list at the end of 2012. Find below the best athlete of this Olympic year. Please find here...

BJJ Phenom Sean Roberts on the Brown Belt Kumite, Triangle Chokes & North Cal vs So Cal BJJ Scene

Sean Roberts is one of the best Brown belts in the world and is known as a triangle machine. In this interview with BJJ EASTERN EUROPE, he talks about how he got into BJJ, his triangle choke and...

European & Brasileiro Champion Alexander Trans On His Preparation For The 2013 Season

The top European Jiu-Jitsu player, the Dane Alexander Trans, from the Checkmat academy in Copenhagen (Arte Suave), made a name for himself in the lower ranks of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by conquering...

Roger Gracie On His MMA Career, His View on BJJ Today & Kyra Gracie Venturing Into MMA

Source: (translated from Portuguese from sportv.com). Roger Gracie . At 31, he is already a 10 times Jiu-Jitsu World Champion but he has been searching for new challenges, starting in 2006, in a...

Jiu-Jitsu In Cantagalo (Rio De Janeiro Favela)

Jiu-Jitsu in Cantagalo (one of Rio De Janeiro’s favelas). Very inspiring! I remember training with some teenagers from the favelas at Alexandre Paiva’s academy in Rio, and these kids were...

Top Gun Jiu-Jitsu: BJJ Popular At US Air Force’s Aviano Air Base in Italy!

Aviano Air Base is a NATO Air Base under U.S. Air Force administration in northeastern Italy, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. It is located in Aviano municipality, at the foot of the Carnic...

Rodolfo Vieira On Training Judo in Preparation for Xande, Leo Nogueira at Copa Podio & His Goals For 2013

3 time BJJ  black belt World Champ, (two in weight and 1 in absolute) Rodolfo Vieira will have a tough challenge early in 2013, when he will compete in the heavy weight GP of Copa Podio, which takes...

IBJJ Pro League Results and Review

History has been made, The IBJJF has officially started organizing professional tournaments with prize money: The IBJJ Pro League has landed. For years, Jiu-Jitsu players Wordlwide were demanding for...

Caio Terra:”Technique above everything is what wins championships not how athletic someone is”

Quick biography of Caio from BJJ Heroes: Caio Terra is a world Jiu Jitsu champion who competes under the CTBJJA (Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association). The Brazilian black belt has had a...

Interview With The Crown Jewel Of The Checkmat Team: Renato Cardoso

  A student of  Rodrigo Cavaca, Renato Cardoso made a big name for himself in late 2012 being revered by jiu jitsu’s media as the new “crown jewel” of the Checkmat Team. This status came...

World Champion Samir Chantre on Sacrificing Personal Life for Jiu-Jitsu

1. Hi Samir, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  My name is Samir Chantre, I’m 24 years old, brazilian, BJJ black belt World Nogi and Pan Ams Nogi...

Brown Belt World Champ, Felipe Pena On His Copa Podio Fight with Leandro Lo, His Nickname and Facing Keenan Cornelius

Felipe Pena is one of the big names in the brown belt division. The phenom is the current brown belt middle heavy World Champion and 2nd place in Absolute. In this Interview with BJJ Eastern Europe,...

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...

Fila Grappling Worlds 2012, Full Review, Results & Pictures

The FILA World Championship of grappling, pankration and amateur mixed martial arts were held in Skala (Cracow) from 15 to 18 November 2012. the Polish Federation is to thank and in particular Mr....

Jordon Schultz On How He Went From Being An Engineer To A BJJ World Champion In 1 Year

Jordon Schultz is a BJJ World champion at Brown Belt where he beat the Filipino BJJ player Ralph Go. We shared a recent video that Jordon made on eating healthy for BJJ for under 35 euros a week. In...

Win a MKimono Gi and a Gameness XT Gi!!! BJJ Eastern Europe Photo Contest Sponsored By MKimonos and GrapplerGear. Most Votes Wins, Prices for 2nd & 3rd Place!

Win a MKimono Gi and a Gameness XT Gi!!! BJJ Eastern Europe Photo Contest Sponsored By MKimonos and GrapplerGear. Most Votes Wins, Prices for 2nd & 3rd Place!...

BJJ Black Belt, Alexander “Deda” Faria On His Mission To Develop BJJ In Russia

1. Hi Deda can you please introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Alexander Faria, also known as Deda Faria. I’m Brazilian, 39 years old and came to live in Russia in September of these...

Rickson Gracie, Amsterdam Seminar Report

Here is a report from Rickson Gracie’s Seminar from last weekend in Amsterdam. Source: Part Time Grappler I attended the Rickson Gracie jiu jitsu seminar in Amsterdam, Holland on the 3rd/4th of...

7th Degree Coral Belt Master Luiz Palhares On Training With Rickson, Teaching US Navy Seals & BJJ In Albania

Master Luiz Palhares will hold a seminar in Tirana Albania and in Sofia, Bulgaria at the end of November/ beg of December 1. Hi Master Luiz, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of...

Sweden’s Sebastian Brosche On His Multiple World Titles, Yoga & How To Improve Your Guard Passing

1.Hi Sebastian, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Sebastian Brosche, i am 28 yearsold and have a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in...