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Category Archive: Featured, Interview

Interview With The Crown Jewel Of The Checkmat Team: Renato Cardoso

  A student of  Rodrigo Cavaca, Renato Cardoso made a big name for himself in late 2012 being revered by jiu jitsu’s media as the new “crown jewel” of the Checkmat Team. This status came...

World Champion Samir Chantre on Sacrificing Personal Life for Jiu-Jitsu

1. Hi Samir, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  My name is Samir Chantre, I’m 24 years old, brazilian, BJJ black belt World Nogi and Pan Ams Nogi...

Brown Belt World Champ, Felipe Pena On His Copa Podio Fight with Leandro Lo, His Nickname and Facing Keenan Cornelius

Felipe Pena is one of the big names in the brown belt division. The phenom is the current brown belt middle heavy World Champion and 2nd place in Absolute. In this Interview with BJJ Eastern Europe,...

The History, Success & Future Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poland

Written by Robert Janista For BJJ Eastern Europe , check out his blog: http://belikericksongracie.blogspot.com/ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a relatively young sport discipline in Poland and its origins...

Fila Grappling Worlds 2012, Full Review, Results & Pictures

The FILA World Championship of grappling, pankration and amateur mixed martial arts were held in Skala (Cracow) from 15 to 18 November 2012. the Polish Federation is to thank and in particular Mr....

Win a MKimono Gi and a Gameness XT Gi!!! BJJ Eastern Europe Photo Contest Sponsored By MKimonos and GrapplerGear. Most Votes Wins, Prices for 2nd & 3rd Place!

Win a MKimono Gi and a Gameness XT Gi!!! BJJ Eastern Europe Photo Contest Sponsored By MKimonos and GrapplerGear. Most Votes Wins, Prices for 2nd & 3rd Place!...

BJJ Black Belt, Alexander “Deda” Faria On His Mission To Develop BJJ In Russia

1. Hi Deda can you please introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Alexander Faria, also known as Deda Faria. I’m Brazilian, 39 years old and came to live in Russia in September of these...

Rickson Gracie, Amsterdam Seminar Report

Here is a report from Rickson Gracie’s Seminar from last weekend in Amsterdam. Source: Part Time Grappler I attended the Rickson Gracie jiu jitsu seminar in Amsterdam, Holland on the 3rd/4th of...

7th Degree Coral Belt Master Luiz Palhares On Training With Rickson, Teaching US Navy Seals & BJJ In Albania

Master Luiz Palhares will hold a seminar in Tirana Albania and in Sofia, Bulgaria at the end of November/ beg of December 1. Hi Master Luiz, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of...

Sweden’s Sebastian Brosche On His Multiple World Titles, Yoga & How To Improve Your Guard Passing

1.Hi Sebastian, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Sebastian Brosche, i am 28 yearsold and have a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in...

Lloyd Irvin: “We Need More Non-Brazilians World Champions To Make The Sport Grow.”

Meet Team Lloyd Irvin: America’s Team. This week on a special edition of This week in BJJ, Team Lloyd Irvin joins Budo Jake in the Budo studio 1 day before the 2012 NoGi worlds. David Avellan,...

Stars To Look Out For At This weekend’s No Gi Worlds

  DATE: November 3rd and 4th 2012 ADDRESS: California State University, Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840 Source: Gracie Mag This weekend the BJJ world will gather once more...

Keenan Cornelius On Training With BJ Penn & Developing A Winning Mentality

Source: pullingguardzine How did you start training and what was your journey to Team Lloyd Irvin? I started training in California when I was 14 and a half. I had some friends who were really into...

Interview With Youtube Sensation Dan “Trumpet Dan” Lukehart

1.Hi Dan, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe. My name is Dan “TrumpetDan” Lukehart and I am from Orange County, California. I am a brown belt under...

Top 10 Most Dangerous Guards In MMA

Bleacher report put up the list. The only guy missing is Minotauro IMO. Check it out. Source: Bleacherreport.com Few fighters have what Eddie Bravo refers to as “the third option”—the ability...

TV Star Anthony Bourdain’s Jiu-Jitsu Wife Ottavia Competes in Rio

Anthony  Bourdain is an American chef, author and television personality. He is the host of Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations ....

Top 10 Best BJJ Instructional DVDs

Jiu Jitsu EVOLVES because we share KNOWLEDGE. If you train Jiu-Jitsu, chances are that you have already watched a BJJ instrcutional DVD or video. Personally I like watching sparrings, tournament...

Gangnam Style Jiu-Jitsu Training With Lucio Linhares

UFC Vet Lucio Linhares organized a Gangnam Style training with his students in Finland. Check it out:

Eddie Bravo: “I’m Considering Coming Out Of Retirement To Fight In Submission Only Events Like Metamoris.”

So it’s official ,Metamoris III will feature the eagerly awaited rematch between Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo! Here is an interview with Eddie with Bjj Pix from a few months back (before he...

London Open & 1rst European No-Gi Open This Weekend!

On Saturday, October 20 will be the IBJJF London BJJ Open followed by the 1rst European No-Gi Open on Sunday October 21. This will be the first European Championship No-Gi that the IBJJF organizes. A...

What It Takes to Be A World Champion, With Keenan Cornelius & JT Torres

Watch how  World Champs JT Torres and Keenan Cornelius prepare for War. No easy training here. These guys mean business. Get A Behind The Scenes Look At Some Of The Training, See The Medal Chasers...

Roberto Atalla On The State of BJJ in Europe, His Years in Poland etc

Roberto Atalla is one of the founders of the Rio Grappling Club, an academy that has been producing some of the best European grapplers for the passed few years. Quick Bio from BJJ Heroes:  In 1990...

10 Things We Learned From Watching Metamoris Pro

  1. No points means that you can keep it playful if you want: The fight between Caio Terra and Jeff Glover started off very playful with both fighters disregarding dominant positions and making...

Live Play By Play For Metamoris Pro

12 of the world’s BEST JIU JITSU PRACTITIONERS will face off in six exciting matches of 20 minutes each. No points, no advantages, victory by SUBMISSION ONLY! On Sunday OCTOBER 14th, 2012, be...