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Category Archive: Featured, Interview

Ralek Gracie On Royler vs Eddie 2 @Metamoris: ‘I Tried To Pay Them As Much As I Could.”

  Metamoris 2 organizer Ralek Gracie talked to BJJrants.com about how he put the event together and how he was able to convince Royler and Eddie to rematch: BJJ Rants: Metamoris 3 is going back to...

How To Spot A Steroid User In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Whether we like it or not steroids and performance enhancing drugs are very present in BJJ competitions world wide. In the years that I’ve been training BJJ (all over the world) I have seen...

‘Minotauro’ Nogueira: ‘I have two or three years left’

  Former PRIDE champion and UFC , Minotauro has faced a series of injuries that forced him to undergo some surgeries in recent years. He hasn’t fought since June last year, when he lost to...

Final Day Of Europeans: Trans & Luanna Take The Absolute Gold

Day 4 and the last day of the 2014 Europeans saw brown and black belts in action. The star of the show was the absolute champion: Denmark’s Alexander Trans. He beat beat Brazil’s Yuri...

2014 Europeans Day 3: Trans vs Simoes & Luana vs Hansson Black Belt Absolute Finals

Day 3 of the 2014 Europeans is done and dusted. The action saw the brown master and black belt adult aboslute take place. The finalists for the black belt absolute final matches have been decided. In...

First 2 Days Of Europeans: Russian Wins Double Gold Blue Belt & Brazilian Wins Double Gold Purple

  Days 1 & 2 of the 2014 European are done and dusted. The first two days were focused on white, blue and purple belts. Browns and blacks will go on Saturday and Sunday. In the blue belt,...

2014 IBJJF European Open Championship Preview & Predictions

From the 23rd to the 26th of January at the Casal Vistoso municipal sports complex, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Europeans will kick off the 2014 Ibjjf season. ...

Effects Of Anger On Jiu-Jitsu Performance & How To Channel It To Conquer

  “Anger is a gift”  Rage against the machine By Guillaume Huni Having a bit of a bad temper and a short fuse, I’ve recently been doing some research on effects of anger on...

It’s On! Metamoris 3, 29th March 2014

METAMORIS 3 IS FINALLY HERE!   Most thought it would never happen but it’s happening March 29th 2014 in Los Angeles California at the famed Peterson Automotive Museum Event Deck. Usually for...

WPJJC Trials Sao Paulo results & Review: New Generation Takes Over

The World Pro JJ Sao Paulo trials was held on Saturday the 18th of January in São Paulo, Brazil.  The event drew a lot of stars in the audience, such as Marcio Pe de Pano, Rodolfo Vieira, Leandro...

BJJEE Rising Stars: Samir Krvavac, Bosnian-Slovak BJJ Player Based In Greece

Samir ‘Samouel’ Krvavac is a exciting rising star in the European BJJ circuit. Coming from a 100% Eastern European mix: Bosnian/Slovak, he grew up in Greece where he trains at Gracie...

Former WWE Wrestler Dave Batista Promoted To BJJ Purple Belt By Cesar Gracie

  Former World Wrestling Entertainment star Dave Batista started Cesar Gracie in 2010. He was yesterday promoted to BJJ purple belt by Gracie. This follows his evolution in BJJ when he was...

Miss United States 2012 Whitney Miller Rolls & Competes; Wants To Get Her BJJ Black Belt One Day

  Miss United States 2012, Whitney Miller loves Jiu-Jitsu and in this video she talks about her BJJ lifestyle and how her goal is to get a BJJ black belt one day. She used to be a professional...

Exclusive News: UAEJJ & The International Ju-Jitsu Federation Join Forces To Work Towards Bringing BJJ To The Olympics

A few weeks ago we published an article about the IBJJF being just a for-profit company with no physical address and not being a recognized sports federation, and about accusations of corruption. The...

Kron Gracie Negotiating His MMA Debut In Japan For August : ‘I’m Here To Show That Jiu-Jitsu Is Still The Best Martial Art In MMA.’

Kron Gracie last year after winnning ADCC, had expressed his desire to leave the competitive Jiu-Jitsu to “venture” in MMA . And little by little, his dream is becoming a reality. He is...

BJJ Coach To The Stars Marcus Vinicius: “I Trained LL Cool J, Guy Ritchie, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel etc…”

  Owner of Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu club, Marcus Vinicius Di Lucia spoke to Tatame about his famous BJJ students. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Marcus Vinicius Di Lucia landed in America in 1995, but...

BJJEE Rising Stars: Drysdale BJJ’s Kristian Woodmansee

Walk into Drysdale Jiu Jitsu in Las Vegas, Nevada on any given day and you will see a team made up of some of the worlds best athletes.  Among these fighters you will find Kristian Woodmansee, a...

2013 BJJ Pro League: Moraes, Estima, Cornelius & Pe De Pano Win 5,000$ Prize Money

  The 2013 BJJ Pro League on Sunday, Dec. 8 was full of action. Stars of the past, present and future collided in the IBJJF’s only tournament with prize money (5,000 $ per division).  In...

Bixente Lizarazu: From World Champion Footballer To European Champion BJJ Player

  Bixente Lizarazu, the former left back of  French national football team that won the world cup in 1998, has been training Jiu-Jitsu for the past five years. Lizarazu has also competed twice...

Romulo Barral: “Training Wrestling Made A Big Difference In My Game To Win The ADCC.”

  In an inspiring interview with graciebarra.com,  one of living legends of the sport, Romulo Barral talked about his training leading up to ADCC: GB.com: How’s the latest ADCC. Tell us your...

Andy Roberts, Black Belt Under Roger Gracie,: “I Teach Jiu-Jitsu That Works In MMA, Self Defense & Competition.”

Andy Roberts is a respected BJJ instructor and competitor from the UK. He holds a black belt under Roger Gracie. In this interview with BJJ eastern Europe, Andy talks about his BJJ story which took...

Actor & BJJ Brown Belt Paul Walker Tragically Dies In Car Accident

  We have lost a BJJ brother. Paul Walker from “Fast and the Furious” is no longer with us. The long time BJJ pratitioner (brown belt) died in a horrible car accident this Saturday....

Romulo Barral On ‘Buying’ Belts: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Learned By Training.”

  After Sergio Moraes criticized the trend of “buying” BJJ black belts, it was the turn of another world champion to share his thoughts. Romulo Barral in an interview with tatame,...

From Euroleague & The NBA To BJJ: Serbian Basketball Legend Igor Rakocevic & His Love For Jiu-Jitsu

Igor Rakočević is a Serbian professional basketball player who has played for major basketball teams including Red Star Belgrade, Real Madrid and for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. He also...