Filming Rolled Up with Tim Cartmell

Filming Rolled Up with Tim Cartmell

I’ve known Tim for a few years now as he used to have a school just down the street from our office. There were a few things about him that impressed me. First, his humble manner. Second, his smooth technique. Third, the unique approach he has to his teaching. The warm ups for every class (that I went to) were totally different and they usually related to what the lesson of the class was. It was funny because he’s 50 years old and a lot of the 20 somethings were huffing and puffing as Tim carried on calmly through his routine.

Rolled Up with Marcio Feitosa

After 23 episodes I thought it was high time that we filmed with my teacher Marcio Feitosa. I started training with him when he moved here from Brazil in 2005. Although there are a number of black belts at the main Gracie Barra school in Irvine, most of my classes were taught by Marcio in the first few years. He has very strong fundamental techniques and is a very natural teacher. We filmed a few DVDs with him and I don’t think we ever had to film anything twice. He’s been teaching for so long that it seems to come naturally for him.

Impassable guard with Michael Langhi

Wow, it’s hard to believe we’re already on the 23rd episode of Rolled Up.

This one was particularly fun to make. It was my second time to visit Cobrinha’s amazing academy. The Alliance training camp was in full swing for the 2011 Worlds and luckily we had a few hours to film before all the camp members came in. It was my first time training with Michael Langhi so I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that there was no way I was passing his guard unless he let me.

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