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Category Archive: Articles, Interview

Getting To Know Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin, The BJJ World’s Most Popular Youtuber

Nicholas Albin, or „Chewy“ as most of us know him, is one of every jiujiteiro’s favourite YouTube BJJ instructors. By combining useful tips, interactive and funny explanations, it is no...

The First BJJ Black Belt in India – A Nation of 1.37 Billion People

India is well known for its freestyle grappling, also known as “Khusti” or “Phelwani,” and is also said to be the birthplace of one of the oldest forms of martial arts:...

John Danaher Goes Deep on Developing Problem Solving Mindset, Trial & Error in Jiu-Jitsu

BJJEE’s Fedja Malinovic interviewed famed instructor John Danaher and covered interesting topics such as what made him into such an articulate and experienced instructor, developing problem...

Askren: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

  Current UFC welterweight and former One FC champion Ben Askren commented on football/soccer and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:   “It was really the...

Augusto Frota’s Triumphant Return To Competition After 12 Year Break & Neck Surgery

Returning to competition after a long break is always a tricky task. To be a successful competitor, you often need to have competition rhythm but sometimes willpower and high level technique is more...

BJJEE Rising Stars: Slovenia’s Nejc Hodnik, 2X European No Gi Champion

BJJEE is always looking out for rising stars, and one of them is Nejc Hodnik who trains under 2x European BJJ champion Carlos Maia of Gracie Barra Ljubljana in Slovenia. The young Nejc has been...

Roger Ver, World’s first Investor in Bitcoin On His Passion For BJJ & Brown Belt

Roger Ver is the World’s first Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com , Blockchain.com , Z.cash , BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment...

Carlos Gracie Jr: ‘Sport Jiu-Jitsu is a Perfected Form of Self Defense’

    Carlos “Carlinhos” Gracie, Jr. is a 7th degree Red and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), founder of the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and is head of...

Top European Black Belt Daniel Riou On The State of BJJ in Portugal

Photo: Jits Art Daniel Riou Mendoca is one of the top black bels in Europe. He’s an active competitor under Marcelo Bernardo and Arnaldo Alves, and is an from Team BPT – PORTUGAL. BJJEE...

Rick Marshall, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Teaches at Evolve MMA Singapore

In September 2016, Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, Asia’s top martial arts organization partnered with 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu to launch Asia’s largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi program and the 10th...

Norwegian Prodigy Tarik Hopstock: ‘I Compete Happy & Excited. Never Angry’

If you’ve been following the European and World BJJ competition scene, you have probably heard of Tarik Hopstock. This year he won the IBJJF Europeans at purple belt, a title he had already won...

The Epic Moment Rickson Gracie Met Sakuraba & Why They Never Fought

  2 martial arts legends recently met in Japan: Rickson Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba aka ‘The Gracie Hunter’. In the early and mid ’90s the Gracie family ruled the world of MMA, and...

BJJ Black Belt Jeff Glover Shares How You Can Be A Successful Light Weight Grappler

  If you are a fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then chances are you have heard the name Jeff Glover once or twice in your time as a fan. A true talent on the mat, Glover is equally talented when it...

Clark Gracie answers: ‘How Does It Feel to be the Most Handsome Gracie?’

    11 year old Kendall Marr from Tween Jitz Life interviews Clark Gracie in this adorable interview with her idol.    

Marcelo Garcia’s Tips: How to Improve in BJJ, Gi vs No Gi & Conditioning

Great advice from World BJJ and ADCC champ Marcelo Garcia on the best way to improve in BJJ, Gi vs No Gi, conditioning etc…Transcribed by royalgrapplingacademy from a youtube interview by Matt...

Robert Drysdale On Crossfit , Best Way To Drill, Instructors That Don’t Roll

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   BJJ world champ and LEGACY FC MMA champ Robert Drysdale talks to Some Kind Of Fighter after his...

Shinya Aoki: ‘I’d Like To Face Garry Tonon in a Grappling Match’

ONE Championship Lightweight World Champion and Submission Specialist Shinya Aoki recently spoke to BJJEE.com. Aoki is expected to defend his title against Eduard Folayang at ONE Championship:...

Michelle Nicolini on BJJ Retirement, ONE Championship Debut & Life in SIngapore

One of the most decorated jiu-jitsu athletes of all time has signed with One Championship. Michelle Nicolini has just retired from BJJ competitions following the defeat in the finals of her division...

Alexander ‘Deda’ Faria on The Amazing Growth Of BJJ in Russia

BJJ is growing very fast in Russia. Last year, Moscow hosted a kids tournament on 5th of December with 480 participants 4-17 years old. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu formally arrived relatively late in Russia...

Keenan Cornelius on Why He Prefers Slow Lifting to Olympic Lifts For BJJ

Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making some decisions. Problem is, when making decisions it’s very easy to choose the wrong path or maybe the longer path to where you want to be....

Ottavia Bourdain Was Just Promoted To Brown Belt

    Ottavia Bourdain has just received some great news. Her coach, the infamous John Danaher made the decision to promote her to brown belt level!   A huge congratulations to...

Rickson: “I’ve heard a Jiu-Jitsu instructor tell a student to learn Krav Maga because jiu-jitsu isn’t for self-defense, just sport”

    The legend Rickson Gracie, in this in depth interview with Mike Velez of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, talks about his serious injuries (he has 6 herniated discs), teaching at his son...

Cobrinha’s Health Secrets: ‘I’m 36 But I Feel Like 21’

  FightinglifestyleUAE caught up with Multiple time World & ADCC champion Rubens Charles Cobrinha during his visit to Dubai. A major figure in the sport of Jiu-jitsu and known for his...

Bruno Pucci on Fighting in One Championship & Teaching At Evolve MMA in Singapore

  Bruno Pucci is a 2 time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi World Champion, current MMA fighter for ONE Championship, and an instructor at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore. We were able to talk to...