Rolled Up Episode 30: Evolution through Diversification with Erik Paulson

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  • Desi Cuellar

    I love this guy. I’d love to learn from him but im in vegas. You can tell hes from the heart with how he teaches and what he gives to the students. 

  • Chrisregs

    that was a great interview and roll at the end!! its alway great to be around a great person!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerard-Olivier/100003174969947 Gerard Olivier

    JUST TO TELL YOU PAULSON’S VIDEOS ARE AWSOME. I’M FROM TOULON SOUTH OF FRANCE HOPE

    TO MEET HIM AT HIS GYM. I RUN AN A.MARTIAL GYM SINCE 1977. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING HOPE TO MEET YOU ONE DAY   G OLIVIER

  • AndrewCanadian

    Rolling with Erik is a treat. He’ll be at my school in December. I look forward to getting tooled again just like the last time! Always a great learning experience.

  • Judoka316

    Sensei Paulson’s philosophy on Life is what I admire most about him…& He can kick butt as well! A True Master!

    • http://www.budovideos.com Budo Dave

      Thanks for watching!

  • Jodyshealy

    seems like a pretty nice guy.  and heaven knows he’s been at it a long time.

  • Chris Boado

    Awesome interview from a Amazingly talented individual who has acquired knowledge from all areas of life. I am very inspired & particularly admire & completely agree with the 4 areas of life that need addressing starting with God above everything else and the fact that everybody needs to know how to say PLEASE & THANK YOU! I’d be honored if one day i can meet and train with the legend that is Sensei Paulson – thank you.

  • Jason R. DOM

    I had the pleasure of attending a seminar this year in California for Sifu Paul Vunak.  Erik Paulson taught a segment during the weekend.  It was amazing.  He was incredible to watch and meet.  His way of training and the beliefs behind it make him one of todays True Masters.  Thanks for the episode Budo Jake.  Also, since I mentioned him do think maybe you could do an episode with Paul Vunak.  I hope so!  Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Higgins/1818043647 Andrew Higgins

    I never realised Master Paulson was so Spiritual I have new found respect for him just for this and I totally agree with his phillosphy of manners, it never hurts to say please and thank you.  I hope to make it out to his Summer Camp once this recession in Irealnd is over and before I get to old.  I turned 40 tjhis year and have been training BJJ for the last 5 years (im currently a Blue Belt) but I trained in Traditional Kung Fu for 12 years previous to that.  I have always admired the JKD lineage and the way they have respect for all styles and systems. 

  • Aaron

    One of the best episodes I have seen so far. Rolled Up keeps getting better and better. I thought the episode with Braulio was the best. This episode with Erik just upped the ante! Thank you for making such an awesome show.

  • SchembriBlueBelt

    WAR BUDO Jake  awesome stuff as always

  • Tnolanjstone

    Not to sound disrespectful, but why has Erik put on so much weight?  It’s almost impossible to keep it on when you train as much as I’m sure he does…

  • Saungkh

    Thanks so much for doing a interview with Erik Paulson, he is an incredible instructor!! One of the best interviews ever..

  • Francisco

    Make an interview with Ricky Lundell.

  • Guest

    What a douche! I don’t believe in god, I don’t pray, so I’m a bad person and you won’t roll with me? What a superstitious, bigoted a-hole this guy seems to be! I wouldn’t want to roll with him, not because he doesn’t know his grappling, but because I’m severly allergic to idiots! Open up a book, apart from the bible…(I bet he’s a creationist)

    • Easycase

      So don’t roll with him “Guest”. I’m not at all religious either but everyone is entitled to their beliefs, and everyone is free to associate with the people of their choosing.  If you were so secure in your own beliefs then you wouldn’t be having an emotional insult tantrum about someone elses.  If you are threatened by his beliefs then you must by nature be a weak minded individual.  Grow a pair of intellectual balls and understand that you are free to simply disassociate from those you do not respect.  Weak.

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      • Panafjers

        I normally don’t really reply here but I’ll make an expectation this time (yes, I know big deal :p )

        I will try to be friendly so this can become a little more constructive. I personally think it’s wrong what Erik Paulson does. He refrains from rolling with people based on religion and I think peoples respect for him as a martial arts master (wich he offcourse is) clouds their opinion about this.

        It’s an easy step to compare this with muslims who refrain from doing somethings because of their religion. An example can be that women need to wear a burqa yet people make more a fuzz about this then about Erik Paulson’s believes. They are based on religion and not science and even then the excitense of negative energy that gives you nightmares isn’t something mainstream christian. It isn’t mentioned in the bible (as far as i know off. I could be wrong offcourse).

        The REAL problem here is that Erik Paulson deliberately puts him in a position where he is a teacher and needs to touch people on a daily basis. An example would be better, i think.

        I’m a 21 year old college student who loves grappling and like all college students i go to parties. I was sorta christian (In school and those stuff) raised but i don’t consider myself christian. So if i go to Erik Paulson (who I respect because he IS a master) and take lessons there and I have a question like “could i try this move with you because i’m not getting the feel of it” or that i’m feeling that i’m doing something real subtle wrong. He is going to refuse this because i don’t practise christianity? I think that is (and sorry for the strong words) quite disrespectfull. Simply because i don’t have the same lifestyle as him?

        He talks about Bushido wich comes from neo-confuciasism, shinto and buddism (i googled it :p ) yet he is upholding these “christian” believes about negative energy. The reason why i drag this in the conversation is that his “christian” believes are on one hand very extreme (refusing to roll with people who don’t pray) yet he practises “Bushido” wich is in direct contrast with the bible (Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:1-17)
        I understand that you can chose the people who you surround yourself with but as a instructor you have a responsibillty (in my eyes) towards the students you have and i find it very sad that something as “believing to get negative energy from people who don’t pray” refrains him from doing his job as an instructor.I hope I didn’t offend someone and i’m open for a debate. I don’t know Erik Paulson this good so I could be entirly wrong about this. I also apologize for any typo’s or grammar errors. English is not my native language (it’s my 4th) and i suck at writing.

  • steve

    eh a little too single minded for me, and you can tell his grappling isnt the most technical. You shouldve have tapped him jake, it seemed like you could have if you really wanted

  • Andrew

    Jake, of all the guys you could have spent an hour with???

    Not impressed with Paulson.  Fat, out of shape guy with sloppy technique.

    • Anthony

      Erik is maybe not physically any more, what he used to be, fifteen years ago but he has a been an “icon” at the genesis period of mma, at that time it was called NHB/pancrase and so on. For this reason, among others, you have to respect him…

    • Adam

      Who are you impressed by then? Sloppy?? which techniques are you watching? Paulson is nothing less than a plethora of knowledge and superb technique. 

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  • Johnnymong

    wow he really opened up i liked him before now i have even more repect for him.

  • BUSHIDO

    hahahahahaha sage your dog. Thats the key. Sage the dog and look at the eyes…hahahahahaha

  • Christina

    You should do a rolled up with Cyborg.

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  • Vic & Steph Lashley

    I or should I say we love Erik Pualson he is SIMPLY the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MIke

    Thanks for all the great rolled up videos this year.  I look forward to all of them.  I really hope see to a bunch more next year.  Especially those Glover’s Travels!!

  • Anthony

    Rolled up suggestions for 2012 : RIckson, Roy Harris, Roy Dean, Ricardo Liborio…

  • Skwirl60646

    learned more listening than watching
    a privilege to do so thank you

  • http://twitter.com/SANIFRESH HASANI COWARD

    working on my ground work from my back,and better my submissions from the ground

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  • Mike T

    Some great techniques but he should relax with the ridiculous “feeling people’s energy” stuff. It’s that kind of thing that led to the Salem witch trials. They thought these people were witches because they didn’t seem “right”. Hopefully he’ll start to realize that that’s all nonsense and get back to rolling with more people. Actually, id anybody seems like he has “bad energy”, it’s Erik himself. He seems uncomfortable and bossy. He has a Steven Seagal type “aura” to him. All that being said, I’d like not to judge him and wait to meet/get to know him better before fully judging him.

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  • Aki

    This is an awesome show.  I just tuned in and your doing a great job…

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  • Babs Babylon

    Shame the way Eric let himself go….can he still hang on the mat? I remember him from 2001 and he was diesel, injury?

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  • Kingdom1

    boring vid and lame

  • http://www.facebook.com/ganssle Ganssle Ganssle

    What a guy. He won’t roll with a student who goes to the strip club? But if he does, he wants to beat him up?!

    My opinion of Paulson just plummeted. I mean, stripclubs, fine they can be shady… But he categorizes ‘negative’ people as those who don’t believe in God or don’t pray? That’s absurd. What does it matter to him slow brain whether or not someone believes in his God or feels they can communicate with them through thought or not?

    I try not to judge people, but if believes HOLY WATER is going to wash off this negative energy… then I guess I shouldn’t have expected anything intelligent to come out of his mouth. 

  • Daniel

    Ironic how people from different religions and walks of life are open minded enough to teach him martial arts yet he chooses to be selective to teach what he didn’t even create… what a douche

  • pointbreaker

    unexpected. one of the best episodes i’ve watched.

  • pointbreaker

    pinching nostrils… tickle feet.. hysterical

  • ME

    TIIINGLEEE TOOORTUUUREEEEE!

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