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Category Archive: Interview

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...