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Category Archive: Articles, Competition Preview, Featured

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...

Paulo Filho Is Back, Healthy & Will Fight At Welterweight

  A BJJ black belt under Carlson Gracie , Paulo Filho was once considered the world’s number one fighter at middle weight after reaching the final of the Pride Grand Prix and winning the...

Rodolfo Vieira Going Up A Weight Class, Working On Plan To Beat Buchecha

  After having competed as heavyweight (94,3 kgs) for the past few years, Rodolfo Vieira is to leaving for an even greater challenge. The GFTeam has just told tatame, that he will compete at the...

Rising Star Edwin Najmi On His Training Under Romulo Barral & His Armenian Roots

  Edwin Najmi is a world class purple belt active competitor who trains under BJJ legend Romilo Barral. He also runs agreat FB page and website Best Of BJJ. Check out what this rising star has...

#3 Ranked Middleweight In World, Vitor Oliveira: “I Learned My Effective Takedown Game From BJJ. Not From Judo.”

  Vitor Oliveira, also known as “Vitinho” is one of the top competitors in GFTeam. He is making waves this year in the IBJJF circuit medalling left and right beating top competitors like Dj...

Interview With Ricardo Rezende: Jiu-Jitsu Expo Black Belt GP Winner

  Ricardo Rezende recently made a big splash on the black belt BJJ competition scene as he won the grueling Jiu-Jitsu expo BB grand prix. Ricardo was Born And raised in Campo Grande, Brazil....

Lucas Figueiredo On The Growth Of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu In Russia

  Lucas Figueiredo is a BJJ brown belt from Alliance Rio De Janeiro who is spending time in Russia to develop Alliance Russia. He is the nephew/ son of BJJ legend Alexandre Paiva. In this...