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Category Archive: Interview

Relson Gracie On Sport Jiu-Jitsu, Roger Gracie, Rickson’s 400 fights and His Feud with Royce Gracie

Source: TATAME (translated from English) Coral belt (Red and Black) in Jiu-Jitsu and son of none other than Helio Gracie, Relson Gracie has lived in the U.S. for 27 years and has never taught in...

Interview With Black Belt Silver Medallist Ida Hansson From Sweden

The first Swedish female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Ida Hansson is also one of the top competitors of her generation, having fought throughout the world, medalling in some of the...

Swedish BJJ Champion Arben Latifi On His BJJ Journey, His Kosovo Albanian roots & His Social Program for Youths

  1.Hi Arben, can you please intro yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Arben Latifi 37 years old, my parents are Albanians from Kosova. I was born in Sweden. I am a black belt from...

Gustavo Junqueira on Balancing a Successful Business Career and a Top Level BJJ Competition Career

1.Hi Gustavo, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  My Name is Gustavo Junqueira, I am 27 years old. I was born in Piracicaba – Sao Paulo, Brazil and I live...

The Czech Republic’s Robert Keno On His Recent Double Gold at the Rio Masters & Seniors and The Right Strength Training Regimen For BJJ

1.Hi Robert, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Hi everyone, my name is Robert Keno, I’m 36 years old, I was born in Kyjov now living in Sobeslav, small town...

Brandon “Wolverine” Mullins on Mental Preparation, Strategies & Training for Competition

The Guys at BJJ.org  did a very long and very informative interview with  Brandon “Wolverine” Mullins, one of the hardest working and most respected grapplers active in North America today....

Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros on His Recent Retirement, and The Use of Steroids in BJJ

The Excellent Kid Peligro recently got together with BJJ legend Comprido Medeiros and did a two part interview him. Here are the best part of the interview: “KP- You retired at the last Worlds,...

Hungarian Black Belt Gabor Fodor on Carlson Gracie Mentality and BJJ in Hungary

1.Please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Gabor with a student My name is Gabor Fodor, I am 36 years old, from Budapest, Hungary. I am a BJJ black belt under Mihály...

Bernardo Faria on the half guard: “Always insist and believe in the position that you are using”

Nice little interview from about Bernardo Faria’s Seminar tour of the World. Bernardo is famous for being a grinder and stubbornly insisting on his techniques. Here he gives us an insight on...

Mixed Capoeira / BJJ competitor, Tereza de Souza on BJJ in Hungary and using Capoeira in BJJ

1. Hi Tereza can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe?  Hi! My name is Tereza Crisley Cordeiro de Souza , I am from Brazil but I live in Budapest, Hungary for the...

Atos BJJ’s Rodrigo Caporal on BJJ in Hong Kong & on how to Constantly Improve your Game

Rodrigo Caporal is one of the best BJJ black belts from the famous Atos academy. He is currently based in Hong Kong where he is instructing at Grips BJJ. He competes in BJJ as well as MMA. Short bio...

Antonio Carlos Junior aka “Cara de Sapato” on his funny nickname & training with the beasts at Check Mat

Short Bio from BJJ Heroes: “Named as the number 1 “BJJ Fighter to Watch in 2011″ by Gracie Magazine, Antonio Carlos Junior is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under Helder Medeiros from the Checkmat...

Zak Maxwell on The Right Way to Fight Bigger Guys, and Beating Kron Gracie

Zak Maxwell is one of the best current American Black Belts. He is the son of the famous Steve Maxwell. Short biography from BJJheroes: “He was graduated black belt by Regis Lebre in 2010....

Royler Gracie on the Modern State of Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Humaita Team Plans

BishopBjj.com caught Master Royler Gracie before a seminar in St. Louis, MO and got his thoughts on the modern state of jiu jitsu and it’s athletes, as well as, the Gracie Humaita team plans...

Latvia’s Jevgenijs Minajevs, Pedro Sauer Black Belt, on BJJ in Latvia and Benefits of Wrestling for BJJ

Hi Jevgenijs, please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Hello to all of the Eastern Europe BJJ practitioners. My name is Jevgenijs Minajevs and I am from Riga, Latvia. I am...

Romania’s Marius Varlan on his 8 years spent training & competing in BJJ in Japan

1. Hi Marcus can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe?  My name is Marius Varlan ( Mario ). Im 35 years old, 1.81cm and 93kg. I have been certified by Watanabe...

Polish BJJ Champion, Karolina Zawodnik on BJJ in Poland, Crossfit and Training in Denmark

1. Hi Karolina, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Name, age, BJJ rank, where you train, where are you from, main bjj achievements etc Hi, my name is Karolina...

Demian Maia: “My plan was to grapple, and submit Dong Hyun Kim”

Source: Tatame “Demian Maia’s welterweight debut in the UFC, this Saturday, at UFC 148, was a big one. The Brazilian defeated South Korean Dong Hyun Kim, via TKO, as he took his opponent...

Interview with Roger Gracie black belt, Cesar Lima during his seminar in Macedonia

1.Hi Cesar can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Hi, my name is Cesar Lima, 34, leave in London since 2002, I’m a black belt under Roger Gracie, 2xEuropean...

Montenegro’s Boris Zunjic on why he moved to New York to train at Renzo Gracie’s academy

1. Boris Hi can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? My name is Boris Zunjic, I’m from Montenegro and am 35 years old. I am a member of the club Equipe...

Pan Am 2012 champion Yuri Simoes : “Nobody is invincible, everybody can be defeated”

Our friends from grapplerinfo.pl recently had a interview with Yuri Simoes. Be sure to also check out our interview with Yuri where he talks about his past and BJJ journey. 1. Hi Yuri, can you...

Sweden’s Janni Larsson, World and European Gold Medalist: “BJJ is the love of my life”

1. Hi Janni, can you please introcuduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  My name is Janni Larsson. I’m a 25-year-old Swedish girl that lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. I moved here...

BJJ legend Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros: “I’m not retiring completely. I just won’t be competing at the worlds.”

Biography from BJJ Heroes3x World Champion (1998 – Brown Belt, 1999 & 2000 – Black Belt Absolute Division), Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros is a historical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt...

Polish grappler Asia Kiki (Joanna Ogrodnik): “I like challenges, I’m a Psycho”

1.Asia can you please introduce yourself to the Eastern European BJJ community?  My name is Joanna Ogrodnik, BJJ purple belt since 2010, I train now in wrestling club LKS Dąb Brzeznica and I work...