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BJJ Phenom Sean Roberts on the Brown Belt Kumite, Triangle Chokes & North Cal vs So Cal BJJ Scene

Sean Roberts is one of the best Brown belts in the world and is known as a triangle machine. In this interview with BJJ EASTERN EUROPE, he talks about how he got into BJJ, his triangle choke and...

Fritz Rodriguez On Pioneering BJJ In The Philippines,Training In Brazil & Running His Academy In California

1. Hi Fritz, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hi BJJ Eastern Europe! Its such an honor for me to be on your site. My name is Fritz Rodriguez, 35 years old...

The History, Success & Future Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poland

Written by Robert Janista For BJJ Eastern Europe , check out his blog: http://belikericksongracie.blogspot.com/ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a relatively young sport discipline in Poland and its origins...

Cornelius vs Sousa, No Time Limit Superfight, Lloyd Irvin To Pay 5,000$

Seems like the Graciemag interview of Jackson Sousa, Brazilian No-Gi Nationals champion, where Sousa said that he wanted to face Cornelius, caused quite a stir. Master Lloyd Irvin reacted by saying...

BJJ Black Belt Robert Naumoski on BJJ In Australia & His Academy Roots BJJ In Macedonia.

1.Hi Robert, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Name: Robert Naumoski, 38 years old and live in between Australia and Macedonia, I was born in Australia where...

The Rapid Growth Of BJJ & MMA in Singapore

Singapore, the small City State in South East Asia now counts among the richest countries in the world. Jiu-Jitsu and MMA have grown there at the same pace as this tiger economy. Here is a training...

UFC Vet Lucio “Spartan” Linhares on BJJ in Finland & his BJJ & MMA Career

1.Hi Lucio, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe  Lucio Linhares, 38, born in Minas Gerais, live in Vitória. Bjj blak belt 3 degrees. 3rd in the worlds and in...

2012 Pan No-Gi Results, Pablo Popovitch Absolute Champion

  Source Gracie Mag The 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi was held in New York on saturday. Pablo Popovitch was the adult black belt absolute champion, defeating Alliance’s Lucas Lepri in the final...

Will No Points, Submission Only Tournaments Like Metamoris Pro Change Jiu-Jitsu?

The recent trend of Jiu-Jitsu tournaments with the no points, submission only format such as the Gracie Worlds or next month’s Metamoris Pro has brought a wind of excitement in the Jiu-Jitsu...

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...

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...

Owner of the nastiest footlock in Jiu-Jitsu, Victor Estima: “I am in the best shape ever”

Source: http://www.graciebarra.com/ Victor Estima is not only lighting up the competition scene having won some of the major BJJ tourneys in 2011 but he is also busy as the Gracie Barra Regional...

Interview with Vedran Ikic from Croatia, World combat Ju-Jitsu and European BJJ champion

1. Hi Vedran can you introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe? Hello my name is Vedran Ikic from Croatia, Zadar. I’m representing team Neves/Checkmat in Croatia through club...

Interview with BJJ globetrotter, BJJ black belt Dimitris Tsitos from Greece who has competed/trained/lived in 6 continents. Part 1

Dimitris in Bali, Indonesia 1. Dimitris can you please introduce yourself to our readers? Hi, my name is Dimitrios Tsitos and I am 32 years old. I was born and raised in Athens, Greece, were I also...

Rio Grappling Club Poland’s Mariusz Koziej talks about the BJJ scene in Poland, running his academies and the growth of the RGC network

Mariusz (left) with Nenad Latincic (blue gi) and Robeto Atalla 1. Mariusz, can you tell the Eastern European BJJ community about yourself and your journey in bjj? Hi My name is Mariusz Koziej I’m...

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...

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...

JT Torres Shares How He Felt After His 1st Submission Ever

How did it feel when you hit your very first submission in Jiu-Jitsu? You can probably still remember what it was (for the writer of this article, it was the Americana Lock) and how great it felt to...

Pioneers: The First Foreigners To Compete At The 1996 BJJ World Championships in Brazil

The first ever Jiu-Jitsu World Championship was held in 1996 at the Tijuca Tennis Club gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil . It has since then grown tremendously and moved to USA in 2007. The 1996...

Old School: The “Dirty Dozen”, The First 12 non-Brazilian Black Belts

    The BJJ Dirty Dozen are the first 12 non-Brazilian students to receive Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While in Brazil Jiu-Jitsu has been around for almost 90 years, the rest of the...

“European Dirty Dozen”, The First European BJJ Black Belts

      By: Guillaume Huni The “European Dirty Dozen” are the first 12 Europeans to receive Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I had to do some hardcore investigative...

2x ADCC Champ JT Torres: “Those Who Train Both Gi & No-Gi Have An Advantage”

To gi or not to gi… That is the question. Though the answer could be pretty obvious – as it might be best to train both. For, even if you’re competing exclusively in either,...

Gordon Ryan Claims That PED Testing Would Ruin Grappling Tournaments

What do you think about performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Should BJJ athletes be subjected to PED testing – especially by an organization such as the USADA? Well,...

JT Torres On His Love For Skateboarding: “It Was My First Love”

JT Torres is one of the top-ranking BJJ athletes in the world today… But did you know that his first love wasn’t Jiu-Jitsu – but skateboarding? As a matter of fact, Torres is...