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1/31/13 11:29 AM
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Hywel Teague
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We did a 2 hour+ interview on Monday with Reyson Gracie for the Red Belts of BJJ documentary. We've met with him a number of times but this was the first time we've managed to get him to sit down in front of the camera, and it was awesome. He was full of VERY interesting stories.

70 year old Reyson is the third son of BJJ founder Carlos Gracie, but he described how he was actually trained and even raised by Helio. ("He was evena father to me")

Check out this short clip from the interview, and read a short bio at the Red Belts website
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A list of the Red Belt Grand Masters of BJJ featured in the film (with bios and vid clips) 

The list is not final as there are a few GMs we are still to get on camera. 

1/31/13 11:32 AM
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VU for your awesome work man. Phone Post
1/31/13 7:14 PM
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I'll be there with bomb.
1/31/13 9:04 PM
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Very cool. Thank you.

Here we have Carlos' own son providing some interesting information. Think whatever you want about the way Rorion introduced the art in the U.S., but the bottom line is I never heard anyone really mention Carlos Gracie until Helio passed away.
1/31/13 11:57 PM
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2/1/13 12:28 AM
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So psyched for this!!! Phone Post
2/1/13 2:18 AM
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This is one Gracie that is rarely mentioned
2/1/13 4:52 AM
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The Mat Pimp - I'll be there with bomb.

THIS!

And Hywel is doing something truly EPIC here.
2/1/13 10:39 AM
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The Mat Pimp - I'll be there with bomb.

Yes!!!
2/1/13 10:51 AM
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John Frankl - Very cool. Thank you.

Here we have Carlos' own son providing some interesting information. Think whatever you want about the way Rorion introduced the art in the U.S., but the bottom line is I never heard anyone really mention Carlos Gracie until Helio passed away.

I can't say too much right now as we obv want to save it for the film but the layers we have peeled back and the history we have uncovered is just truly fascinating

There is a LOT more to the history of JJ than we've been told
2/1/13 11:29 AM
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Does Renato Paquet quilify? If so, are you going interview him?
2/1/13 11:50 AM
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LCSULLA - Does Renato Paquet quilify? If so, are you going interview him?

We've met with him a number of times, yet to get him on camera
2/1/13 12:06 PM
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Hywel, have to also gotten a hold of some of the red belts from the Fadda lineage? Like Amélio Arruda from Oriente Jiu Jitsu, or people from the lineage of Monir Salomao?
2/1/13 6:55 PM
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2/2/13 10:49 AM
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Daniel/CGJJ - Hywel, have to also gotten a hold of some of the red belts from the Fadda lineage? Like Amélio Arruda from Oriente Jiu Jitsu, or people from the lineage of Monir Salomao?

The biggest problem we have is cross referencing their stories with others, as there are a few gents out there who have made some claims that we've disproved with research.

The few Fadda guys we've ben turned on to are kind of isolated, and nobody can really back their stories up. I'm not saying they're not credible, but for this film we only want to present facts we can verify, or that are corroborated by others.

I think the Fadda stuff *may* have to wait for another project.
2/2/13 6:31 PM
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Yeah man there are SO MANY stories yet to be told...the Fadda lineage, the Os Herois do Ringue legends, the rise of the Carlson Grace team, Conte Koma, Sergio de Niteroi, etc.
2/3/13 12:09 AM
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What's the timeline for release on this?
2/4/13 5:15 AM
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Daniel/CGJJ - Hywel, have to also gotten a hold of some of the red belts from the Fadda lineage? Like Amélio Arruda from Oriente Jiu Jitsu, or people from the lineage of Monir Salomao?

The biggest problem we have is cross referencing their stories with others, as there are a few gents out there who have made some claims that we've disproved with research.

The few Fadda guys we've ben turned on to are kind of isolated, and nobody can really back their stories up. I'm not saying they're not credible, but for this film we only want to present facts we can verify, or that are corroborated by others.

I think the Fadda stuff *may* have to wait for another project.

I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this man.

I understand your point about wanting to back up those stories, but it might also be cool to have some dissident voices in that docu.

Hopefully there's room for that in a future doc, with a broader focus on the vale tudo side of things too. Euclides Pereira, Ivan Gomes and the whole Fadda, Luis Franca side of the story.

2/4/13 8:08 AM
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John Frankl - Very cool. Thank you.

Here we have Carlos' own son providing some interesting information. Think whatever you want about the way Rorion introduced the art in the U.S., but the bottom line is I never heard anyone really mention Carlos Gracie until Helio passed away.

I can't say too much right now as we obv want to save it for the film but the layers we have peeled back and the history we have uncovered is just truly fascinating

There is a LOT more to the history of JJ than we've been told

reyson said what i was told.i listen to the oldman tell many stories.when its all said and done,his version seems to surface to the top

2/4/13 9:20 AM
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Very nice!
2/4/13 10:20 AM
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Awesome stuff! Please let us know how we can support the project.. Phone Post
2/4/13 10:57 AM
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Right now we're deep in production so it's kind of hard to give a definite release date. Like I said, it keeps getting deeper and more complex, plus working to everyone's schedules is a nightmare.

I would love to do a follow up investigating the Fadda lineage, or a look at old school vale tudo, but that would require extensive travelling around Brazil and substantially more funding that we raised for this project. Who knows, once this is done maybe we'll look into it :)
2/4/13 11:01 AM
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mario77 -  Awesome stuff! Please let us know how we can support the project.. Phone Post

 

 Thanks Mario but the project is fully funded and underway. All we need is people to help spread the word
 

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