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Category Archive: Interview

BJJ’s main man in the Czech republic, Jungle BJJ’s Fernando Araujo talks about how he spread the “Jiu-Jitsu gospel”

We had the pleasure to talk with Fernando Araujo who leads the Jungle BJJ (http://junglebjj.com/), the first BJJ academy in the Czech Republic. Fernando is a 2 time State Champion, National Circuit...

Clark Gracie talks about making his mark in the black belt, his childhood, his academy and also about the problem of steroids in BJJ

Clark Gracie is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under his father, Carley Gracie. Clark is also the grandson to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie. In keeping with the family trade, Clark Gracie became a...

Asian champion, silver medalist at Brasileiro, Worlds & Europeans, the Philippine’s Ralph Go: “I want to win the Worlds in 2012!”

Ralph spends a lot of this training in Brazil and the US with the Mendes bros. 1. Ralph, can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  Hi guys, my name is Ralph Go. I am...

Gracie Barra Hungary’s Max Carvalho: “I’m working to make BJJ more popular in this part of Europe”

Max (in the center) with Ratinho (GB Paris) and Carlos Maia (Blue gi, GB Slovenia) 1. Hi Max, can you please introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Max Carvalho and I’m a 1st degreeblack...

The man to dethrone Rafael Mendes? Exclusive interview with Augusto Tanquinho about his return to competition, his strategy, and his future plans in the US.

Tanquinho beating Rafael Mended at World Pro 2011 Augusto Mendes, also known as Tanquinho within the Jiu Jitsu community, is a Black belt under the legendary Master of BJJ, Mr Francisco Mansur....

Exclusive interview with Braulio Estima: “Polish BJJ is top 3 in Europe”

Great video interview of World BJJ and ADCC champion Braulio Estima made by my friends at http://www.grapplerinfo.pl/ Braulio was recently in Poland at Copacabana Academy in Warsaw where he conducted...

World BJJ Champion Alexander Trans: “I want to win all the main titles at black belt, then make it to the UFC”

We were very lucky to get a exclusive interview of one of the top European grapplers in recent history, the Dane Alexander Trans, from the Checkmat academy in Copenhagen (Arte Suave). Alexander made...

BJJ Black Belt Leonardo Neves, talks to us about his academies in Sweden, Turkey, Croatia and Serbia.

1. Hi Leo, can you please introduce yourself to our readers?  First I want to thank you for the invitation of the interview and for this initiative in creating a site for the eastern part of Europe....

The smile of BJJ, world champion, Mackenzie Dern: “To get appreciated in jiu-jitsu, girls have to prove themselves even more”

1.Hi Mackenzie, can you introduce yourself to the bjj community of Eastern Europe? My name is Mackenzie Dern and I am a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt for Gracie Humaita. I am 18 years old and I have...

Exclusive interview with Leonid Gatovskiy, Russia’s first BJJ black belt: “BJJ in Russia is expanding”

Leonid Gatovskiy with Renzo Gracie and Georges St Pierre 1. Hello Leonid, Please introduce yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Hi! My name is Leonid Gatovskiy. I’m 31 years old and I’ve...

A Brazilian who brought BJJ to Albania, Paulo Rigon: “You tap countless times, get frustrated a thousand times but you never give up.”

Paulo Rigon with his daughter Julia 1.Paulo, you are Brazilian, lived in the states, and now live in Albania where you teach BJJ. How on earth did that happen? My wife is Albanian and she always...

BJJ in Turkey, Burak Değer Biçer: “My goal is to make my students better than me”

1.Hi Burak, can you introduce yourself to the Eastern European bjj community? First of all I think that it’s great that you are creating a website that unites this region. We really needed it. I...

European champion at white, blue & purple belt, Romanian beast Camil Moldoveanu:” I want to live this BJJ lifestyle forever”

1.Camil , please present yourself to our community, where are you from, how old are you, what do you do for a living? Hello, I am from Bucharest, Romania , 25 years old. Since I graduated university...

4 times world BJJ champion, Yuri Simoes: :”I’m going to be an icon in this sport”

1. Hi Yuri, can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community? Hi guys, first of all thanks for the opportunity, I am a BJJ black belt and a BJJ Athlete, all i do in my life is...

Tudor Mihaita, the pioneer of BJJ in Romania

1.Tudor, tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from, how old are you, what do you do for a living? My name is Tudor Mihaita and I’m form the country of Dracula  Meaning, Romania. I’ll be...

Exclusive interview: Fabricio Werdum BJJ Black Belt Bojan Mirkovic from Croatia

1.Bojan, please present yourself to our community, where are you from, how old are you, what do you do for a living? First of all thanks for inviting me for an interview, and compliments for the...