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Category Archive: Articles, Interview

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...

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.    

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...

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...

UFC Fighter Leandro ‘Brodinho’ Issa On Transition to MMA & Growth of Singaporean BJJ

  Leandro ‘Brodinho’ Issa is a Mundials World Champion, current UFC fighter and instructor at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore, which counts amongst the most beautiful BJJ...

Justin Rader on Integrating Wrestling in your Jiu-Jitsu

Wrestling For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu “I had already had 8 years of wrestling experience,” Justin shared when discussing his entry into the world of BJJ.  Training with the iconic Rafael Lovato Sr...

MMA Legend Enson Inoue Talks Return to BJJ After 10 Yr Break

  MMA legend and BJJ black belt Enson Inoue has been retired from MMA since 2004 (he had a short comeback fight in 2010), but he has recently started training Jiu-Jitsu again after taking a 10...

Exclusive: Ze Radiola On ZR Team Plans & Leaving Gracie Barra

  10 days ago, José Olimpio, more known as “Zé Radiola”,  a former leader of the Gracie Barra organisation, officially left GB to form his own team: ZR Team. Ze Radiola is one of the...

Emma Haci, 1st Woman in Balkans To Run a BJJ Academy

  Brazilian is growing fast in the Balkans region of Europe, with many new academies emerging in  Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bulgaria etc.. Emma Haci is...

(Video) Wellington ‘Megaton’ Dias 20 years of Worlds

  Last year during the 2015 IBJJF Worlds, history was be made. Wellington ‘Megaton’ Dias is the only Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor to have competed in all 20 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships,...

Train Hard & Party Hard Around The World w/ Chad ‘Fat Jesus’ Wright

  Who says you can’t combine training Jiu-Jitsu with partying? Meet Chad Wright AKA ‘Fat Jesus‘, a larger than life character in BJJ. This Australian BJJ black belt is the CEO...

Meet Germany’s Hannah Rauch: 2016 European Gi & No Gi Champion

  Germany’s Hannah is one of the biggest hopes for European BJJ. This 26 year old purple belt has placed 3rd at the IBJJF worlds at blue belt and this year, took first place at the IBJJF...

ADCC Bronze Medalist Rustam Chsiev on EBI 6, Grappling in Russia

    If you’ve been following ADCC, FIVE Grappling or Graplers Quest for the past few years, you have probably noticed a strong Russian fighter by the name of Rustam Chsiev. He is a...

EBI 6 COUNTDOWN SHOW

  Eddie Bravo Invitational Submission Only Jiu Jitsu returns to Downtown Los Angeles once again. Live at the historic Orpheum Theatre for EBI 6 “Absolute” EBI 6 Features 16 of the...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner Survives Acid Attack & Chokes Aggressor

  Imagine yourself walking in a dark place in the middle of the night when all of a sudden, a dark figure wearing a black ski mask, throws acid in your face and breaks your nose with brass...

Braulio Estima Talks Return To Competition & Superfight with Alexander Trans

  BJJEE recently interviewed 5x word champion Braulio Estima who was conducting a seminar at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Braulio talked about his close relationship with Frota team and...

8th Degree Red & White Belt Ricardo Murgel: ‘Always Be A Student of Our Jiu-Jitsu’

  BJJEE had the honour of interviewing a true Gentleman of Jiu-Jitsu: 8th degree red and white belt, Ricardo Murgel. He is the founder and master of Union Team and has affiliates worldwide,...

How AJ Agazarn Exposing Metamoris United The BJJ Community

    AJ Agazarm is just one week away from one of the biggest tests of his grappling career: facing former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields at Europe’s premiere submission only event,...