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Category Archive: Featured, Interview

Brazilian Brown Belt Champ Victor Silverio: “GFTeam Has The Highest Level Of Jiu-Jitsu In The World.”

1. Hi Victor, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hello guys from Eastern Europe, my name is Victor Silvério from Brazil, representing GFTeam, I’m 21...

2013 BJJ European Open Results & Review

The beginning of the 2013 IBJJF season was as usual the European Open in Lisbon. This year, the competition was full of eventful moments. Many things were expected by BJJ fans: The return of the...

2013 IBJJF European Open Championship Preview & Predictions

From the 24th to the 27th of January at the Casal Vistoso municipal sports complex, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Europeans will kick off the 2013 Ibjjf season. Watch out for Fernando Terere to make his...

Breaking News: IBJJF To Test For PEDs At Pan 2013

USJJF is pleased to announce it has contracted with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to provide an anti-doping testing program at the Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships, to be held at the Bren Event...

Lloyd Irvin On His Investment In BJJ’s Growth, His Team’s Success & Keenan’s Performance @Copa Podio

Lloyd Irvin is the head coach of one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools in the United States. He has earned his place in Jiu Jitsu having successfully raised the games of tremendous...

Exclusive Interview With Dennis Asche, Creator Of Connection Rio

  Dennis Asche must have the best job in the world! He is a hugely popular and important figure in the BJJ community, the creator of the Jiu-Jitsu accommodation and training experience in Rio De...

3X European Champion Luke Costello:”I’m Going For The Grand Slam In 2013, Double Golds In All Major Tournaments!”

  1) Luke, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe? Hi I’m Luke Costello, 23, BJJ Brown Belt, England. I train under Braulio Estima and my main titles are 3x...

Igor Silva On Training At GF Team & The Effectiveness Of The Closed Guard

Igor Silva is one of the top players in BJJ‘s Super and Ultra heavyweight division. A black belt under Muzio de Angelis, Igor Silva also trains with Julio Cesar at the GF Team HQ. Igor is mostly...

What We Learned From The 2013 Copa Podio

The 2013 BJJ season started off with a bang with Copa Pódio Heavyweight Grand Prix bringing together BJJ’s heavyweights and biggest stars. See the full results here Rodolfo Vieira is a beast...

Copa Podio 2013 Full Results

Cities Challenge – Diego Borges defeated Rodrigo Reis by armbar Couples Challenge : Leandro Lo defeated Augusto Tanquinho (5 to 2) Mackenzie Dern defeated Luiza Monteiro (8-2) Tanquinho and...

BJJ Eastern European Open In Zagreb, Croatia On feb. 23, 2013

We are proud to present largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in Eastern Europe!  Date: 23/02/2013 Categories: Official IBJJF Categories & Rules – Junior & Adult divisions This event will...

Mexico’s Wero Salazar On The Growth of BJJ In Mexico

1. Hi Wero, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe? My name is Eduardo Salazar but people know me as Wero. I’m 27 years Old & I’m from Hermosillo city...

BJJEE Training Report: Carlson Gracie Budapest, Hungary

The first time that I encountered members of Carlson Gracie Hungary team was back in 2005 at the first Hungarian BJJ Open. I remember seeing loads of big muscled guys with shaved heads with Carlson...

Canada’s Jake Mackenzie On Training & Competing in Brazil For GF Team, His Mentor Roberto Cyborg & Why He Thinks Rio Is Way Ahead Of So. Cal

1. Hi Jake, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  My name is Jake Mackenzie, i am 27 years old. I am from Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. I train at Gfteam in Rio de...

1/2 Swiss 1/2 Turkish, Ilke Bulut On Training With The Mendes Bros, BJJ in Switzerland, The BJJ Kumite & His Turkish Roots

1. Ilke, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe? Hello everyone, my name is Ilke Kubilay Bulut, I’m 23 years old, brown belt under Anderson Pereira (Zé...

How Bigger Muscles Will Slow You Down And Gas You Out In Jiu-Jitsu

By Guillaume Huni In my years training Jiu-Jitsu, I’ve experimented with different weight classes and was able to measure the impact of extra muscle mass on my Jiu-Jitsu performance. Many...

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...