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2/2/13 11:21 AM
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Great interviews by everyone involved. Carlson's Chicago students were very fortunate to have him so involved in their teaching by even demonstrating the techniques on a regular basis. Carlson could have a very intimidating presence, but once you got to know him you learned how to joke around with him and not be so moved by his criticism and requests.
2/2/13 2:40 PM
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2/2/13 8:57 PM
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2/2/13 8:58 PM
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always wondered why he chose chicago? anyone know?

2/2/13 9:00 PM
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He son was living there since the mid or late 90's.
2/2/13 9:11 PM
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matt murdock - He son was living there since the mid or late 90's.

ahhh :)

 

how come jr went to chicago? did someone bring him over?

2/2/13 9:16 PM
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that Jeff Neal (featured in the vid) brought JR to Chicago. I'm not sure how they linked up, but Jeff had been in the martial arts scene for a long time and is, I think, responsible for bring Carlson(s) to the city.
2/2/13 9:19 PM
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matt murdock - Yeah, I'm pretty sure that Jeff Neal (featured in the vid) brought JR to Chicago. I'm not sure how they linked up, but Jeff had been in the martial arts scene for a long time and is, I think, responsible for bring Carlson(s) to the city.

interesting history, thanks matt :)

2/2/13 11:26 PM
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Great video! Phone Post
2/2/13 11:57 PM
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And I thought he only ate at Chipotle when he came to L.A.
--How little I knew!
2/3/13 12:20 AM
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Here's a pic of Carlson Sr. when he reffed professional soccer in Brazil. Doubt anyone flopped in those games.

 

Thats Carlos taking baby Carlson Sr. for a walk. Junior has a ton of cool photos.

2/3/13 5:25 PM
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2/3/13 6:06 PM
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matt murdock - Yeah, I'm pretty sure that Jeff Neal (featured in the vid) brought JR to Chicago. I'm not sure how they linked up, but Jeff had been in the martial arts scene for a long time and is, I think, responsible for bring Carlson(s) to the city.
In the early 90's Jeff Neal traveled back and forth to California to train with Reylson Gracie and eventually got his blue belt. Around that time he had a school and was teaching BJJ and NHB.

As I understand it, Jeff and some students were at a judo tournament and one of his students (Carlos Rodriguez) ended up getting into a conversation with one of Jr/Sr's students who was coincidentally at the same tournament (Paulo Bezerra). Carlos speaks Portuguese and apparently was wearing a Brazil shirt...that's how the conversation started.

Paulo was then introduced to Jeff and mentioned that Jr had interest in leaving Florida and Jeff suggested he come to Chicago to open an academy with him.

The rest, as they say, is history. Phone Post
2/3/13 9:43 PM
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awesome!

2/4/13 12:00 PM
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2/8/13 10:31 AM
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part 2

2/8/13 11:27 AM
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Woke up this morning and first thing i did was look to see if this was posted. This whole series was truly amazing.
2/8/13 2:41 PM
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2/8/13 4:00 PM
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Fantastic part 2!!!

The Man will NOT be forgotten.

2/9/13 3:58 PM
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2/9/13 4:28 PM
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Why does jeff call him carson? Phone Post
2/9/13 4:43 PM
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cumprido1 - Why does jeff call him carson? Phone Post
When Brazilians say Carlson they usually don't pronounce it like Americans...i.e. carl-son.

They pronounce the r l differently...and it almost sounds like car-son.

When the Brazilians say it the "l" sound is there but just barely...

Jeff speaks a bit of Portuguese and has been to brazil...I assume he's just trying to say it like he heard other Brazilians say it.

Senior and junior never corrected anyone from saying Carl-son though... Phone Post
2/9/13 11:36 PM
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awesome.


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2/10/13 3:53 AM
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Awesome video !! Thanks for sharing !!
2/10/13 6:07 AM
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cumprido1 - Why does jeff call him carson? Phone Post
When Brazilians say Carlson they usually don't pronounce it like Americans...i.e. carl-son.

They pronounce the r l differently...and it almost sounds like car-son.

When the Brazilians say it the "l" sound is there but just barely...

Jeff speaks a bit of Portuguese and has been to brazil...I assume he's just trying to say it like he heard other Brazilians say it.

Senior and junior never corrected anyone from saying Carl-son though... Phone Post

"Carson Grace!!!"

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