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Category Archive: Competitions/Tournaments, Featured, Regional BJJ News

2013 Serbian Jiu-Jitsu Cup Review & Results

The 2013 Serbian Jiu-Jitsu Cup is now done and dusted and was a great success. It was held in Belgrade, Serbia With over 240 registered competitors and 28 teams from Bulgaria to Germany, it ranks...

GFTeam UK’s Gabriel Rainho On GFTeam’s International Growth & Future Plans

GFTeam UK’s Gabriel Rainho sat down with BJJ Eastern and went over his Jiu-Jitsu story since childhood, training under GFTeam in Rio, opening new academies in Europe and future plans:  1. Hi...

Interview With The Big European BJJ Hope Charlotte Von Baumgarten

Charlotte Von Baumgarten is a big up and comer In European BJJ.  At the 2013 Europeans, after winning the purple belt lightweight division, the 25 year old German athlete from Alliance Berlin also...

Turkey’s Ertan Balaban: “Our BJJ Team Has A Positive Energy & We Are Growing Very Fast.”

Turkish BJJ brown belt/ MMA fighter and BJJ instructor Ertan Balaban talks to BJJ Eastern Europe about his current news, his team’s growth and his upcoming MMA fight in Istanbul: Ertan, please...

Upcoming BJJ Player Jessica Branco: “My Goal Is To Become A World Champion In BJJ & MMA.”

1. Hi Jessica, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  My name is Jessica branco. I’m 26 years old,born and raised in Montreal,Canada but currently live in...

Interview With Shimon Mochizuki, Head Coach Of Arte Suave Denmark, One Of The Most Successful Academies In Europe

Arte Suave in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the most successful BJJ academies in Europe in terms of competition achievements with such competitors as Alexander Trans, Ida Hansson, Shanti Abelha,...

2013 Croatian Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship, 27/04/13

One of the best tournaments in the region: Tournament date Saturday: 27/4/2013 Competitor registrations Until: 23/4/2013 23:59 (absolutely no registration will be accepted after) Registrations will...

What We Learned From The 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship

This last edition of the Pan is done and dusted and we are now getting ready for the World Pro in April and IBJJF worlds at the end of May. Before we move on let’s look at the stories that...

2013 European Black Belt Champ Yasmin Sewgobind On BJJ In Holland & The Evolution Of Women’s BJJ

1. Hi Yasmin, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Ola jiujiteiros! My name is Yasmin Sewgobind. I am 29 years old. I was born in Amsterdam but my parents are...

Matt Thornton On The Evolution Of BJJ & Improving Training Methods

Matt Thornton is known in the BJJ world as the founder of Straight Blast Gym International, an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and...

Israeli MMA/BJJ champion Ido Pariente: “BJJ In Israel Is Growing.”

Ido Pariente is the top BJJ and MMA fighter in Israel. The 2nd degree black belt talks to BJJ Eastern Europe about the local scene there and about his Jiu-Jitsu story:   1. Hi Ido, can you please...

Ana Carolina Vieira, Following Her Brother Rodolfo’s Footsteps

Having one of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu as a brother today is no easy task for those who want to pursue a career in sport. This is the case of Ana Carolina Vieira, sister of Rodolfo and also...

Marcus Buchecha On His Training For the Pans, Doping Controls, & His Participation In ADCC.

Source: Translated from Portuguese from Tatame Current weight and absolute world champion, Marcus Buchecha has already confirmed that he will be at the Pan Americans, where he also won weight and...

Serbian BJJ Cup 2013, April 7th in Belgrade, Serbia

One of the best & most prestigious BJJ competitions in the region: The Serbian BJJ Cup is on April 7, In Belgrade, Serbia! Where & When: at Sportski Centar Sumice, one of the most prestigious...

BJJ East European Open Results & Review

It is safe to say that the first edition of the BJJ East European Open held in Zagreb, Croatia last saturday (February 23) at the West Gate shopping Mall was a smashing success. With over 230...

Mackenzie Dern: “PED Testing Won’t Change Much. Doping Doesn’t Work Miracles.”

Weight and absolute world champion in all belts befor black belt, the Brazilian-American Mackenzie Dern won her first major title in the black belt, at the European Championships this year. The next...

French Black Belt, Redouane Ait Said: “We Have Great Jiu-Jitsu In The South Of France.”

Redouane Ait Said is one of the top competitive black belts in France. In this exclusive interview with BJJ Eastern Europe, he talks about his academy Gracie Barra Cote D’Azure which produces...

Dutch BB Rooster Weight, Jordy Peute: “Tightness, Speed & Precision Make You Beat Bigger Opponents.”

Jordy Peute is a world class BJJ Black Belt that comes from Holland. The Gameness Europe sponsored athlete has been very active in the International tournament circuit these past few years taking...

IOC Drops Wrestling from 2020 Olympic Games!

Source: BBC News The oldest sport in the world, Wrestling has been dropped from the Olympic Games from 2020 by the International Olympic Committee to make way for a new sport. But Wrestling could...

Gabi Garcia: “I’m Not Afraid Of The Dope Test For The Pan 2013.”

Gabi Garcia is a World, Pan American, and World Pro champion. She is the most dominating female champion in recent history. She is also hungry for more titles in Jiu-Jitsu for 2013. After securing...

The History Of BJJ In France, Part 1 Pioneers Of European BJJ

France leads Europe by far at the moment in terms of number of BJJ black Belts, with 160 as of February 2013. It is also one of the first if not the first country in Europe where BJJ was introduced....

BJJ In South Africa: Interview with Wesley George of Renzo Gracie Cape Town

BJJEE sat down with Wesley George of Renzo Gracie South Africa. Wesley together with his brother Kurdt George founded one of the leading BJJ  schools in South Africa. In this interview, he talks...

BJJEE Photo Contest: Win Gis & Prizes From Atama Europe, DOorDie & Lawofguard.com!

BJJ Eastern Europe Facebook Photo Contest Sponsored BY Atama Europe, DOorDIE( Groundfighter Fightwear )& LAWOFGUARD.COM Win GIS AND PRIZES! MOST VOTES WINS. GI & PRIZES FOR 2nd & 3rd...

World Purple Champ Michael Liera Jr On Dedicating His Life To BJJ & Training At Atos

Michael Liera Jr is one of the best purple belts in the world and has been collecting medals everywhere he has competed. The student of Andre Galvao talked with BJJEE.com about how he got started,...