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Category Archive: Featured, Interview

UFC Vet Lucio “Spartan” Linhares on BJJ in Finland & his BJJ & MMA Career

1.Hi Lucio, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Lucio Linhares, 38, born in Minas Gerais, live in Vitória. Bjj blak belt 3 degrees. 3rd in the worlds and in...

Training Report From The United Arab Emirates. Up to 50 Black Belts On The Mat!

My friend Carl Fisher, head instructor at Combat Base Bolton, UK has recently moved to the UAE to train and teach and has been writting his impressions on his blog. There are a huge amount of black...

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...

High Percentage Guard Passes

Passing the guard is one of the hardest things to achieve in Jiu-Jitsu especially if your opponent has an excellent guard. There is not set rule as to what are the best ways to pass someone’s...

Exclusive interview with Italian & European Champion Luca Anacoreta

1.Hi Luca, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Hi everybody, I am Luca Anacoreta, I come from Rome, I am 23, I live in Rome, I am a brown belt (master Rogerio...

Spain’s Pablo Cabo On BJJ In Spain & His Master Roger Gracie.

Hi Pablo, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Pablo Cabo, I´m 29 years old and I´m a black belt under Roger Gracie. I have been training and...

List Of Women’s BJJ Gis

  The women’s BJJ gi segment is still a niche market. How is a woman’s BJJ gi different from a regular one? It’s basically the same thing except for some different designs and colors...

Braulio Estima: “I See Myself Being An Elite Athlete For 5 More Years.”

Source:  www.bloodyelbow.com Braulio Estima has been a busy man since his Titan FC debut on August 24, 2012 at Titan 24 against Chris Holland. A near-global tour for seminars and talks, a short...

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...

Ever Wanted To Experience Training At Alliance Sao Paulo? Check this out

  Check out this video Academy report in the world famous ALLIANCE Sao Paulo academy. Featuring Fabio Gurgel, Luanna Alzuguir, Leonardo Nogueira and more! You can advance to 7:00 to watch the...

Official IBJJF World Rankings, See Who Are The Top 100 BJJ Players Of The Moment

  The IBJJF has just released its black belt ranking. The organization has divided 150 athletes  into two groups: the male top 100 and female top 50. The ranking takes into account the points...

Kron Gracie: “Sport Jiu-Jitsu is on the decline, it’s getting worse. With Metamoris, I want people to see the real Jiu-Jitsu.”

  Source: Graciemag Kron Gracie had some harsh words for Sport Jiu-Jitsu in a recent interview with Graciemag. He will be facing Otavio Sousa in a superfight at Metamoris on October 14th and plans...

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...

Romulo Barral In Poland

Romulo Barral was recently in Warsaw, Poland where he held some seminars at Copacabana academy. Here is a great interview made from our friends at Grapplerinfo.pl where Rominho shares his thoughts on...

Nova Uniao black belt Bruno Bastos training in Bulgaria (23 sept-6 oct) with the UFC fighter Stanislav Nedkov

Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Burno Bastos will arrive in Bulgaria at the end of september. He will be guest-instructor in club Real Pain from 23th September to 7th October. Alongside with the UFC fighter,...

Nicholas Brooks Seminar In Split, Croatia At Roger Gracie Split

Roger Gracie Black Belt, Nicholas Brooks (see his interview) is currently spending a few days in the beautiful city of Split, on the Croatian coast. While there he attended the Split BJJ Open. He...

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...

Rickson Gracie’s Representative in Hungary, Remy VdrHoot On His Academy In Pecs & Training With Rickson & Fedor

1.Hi Remy, pleaseintroduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe: Hi All! My name is Remy VdrHoort. I’m 38 years old. I was born in a little village near Amsterdam (Holland) and now...

Roger Gracie on Metamoris Pro: “I’ll Go 100% For The Submisson”

Source: Tatame (Translated from Portuguese): Ten times world champion of Jiu-Jitsu, Roger Gracie is one of the greatest names in the history of the gentle art in competition. He has missed the last...

Michele Nicolini “Girls Are More Technical Than Guys Because We Can’t Rely On Strength.”

Michelle Nicolini is a 6x jiu jitsu world champion, European open weight champion and World Pro Cup Champion, Michelle Nicolini is also a black belt under ADCC 2007 absolute champion Robert Drysdale...

4 Rivers BJJ Championship, Karlovac, Croatia On October 6, 2012

This is a very well organised tournament which last year had participants from Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Serbia, France, Switzerland, Denmark. For the first time in this region you...

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...