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ROLL: Jiu-Jitsu in SoCal

  • Опубліковано 28 лют 2015
  • A documentary we put together following a short trip to California in late 2014. We met some amazing and inspiring people in the short time that we were there and this film is a slight glimpse into the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle in Southern California.
    We hope that at some point in the future we will have the opportunity to visit more schools and places in the state and put together a more in depth film.
    Hope you enjoy it.
    A collaboration film between Eat Films & Progress Jiu-Jitsu
    The trip was completely self-funded by James and myself and we are making the film available to watch for free online.
    What we did decide to do was set up a Just Giving charity page, that way if anyone would like to donate they can do so and help a good cause. This can be found here:
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  • Progress Jiu Jitsu
    Progress Jiu Jitsu 8 років тому +99

    So happy everyone enjoyed the film. It was a pleasure making it with Eatfilms, and with all the legends we got chance to interview. It's nice to showcase the guys that are were there at the start and hear their amazing stories.

  • Frikshun | Phiah Media
    Frikshun | Phiah Media Рік тому +17

    I’m turning 45 in 2 weeks. I’m also taking my first ever BJJ class next week. 🙏🏽

    • 2130dar
      2130dar Місяць тому +2

      Well, how’s it goin?

    • jonathon dawson
      jonathon dawson 4 дні тому

      @2130dar he must’ve got his bluebelt n quit 😂

  • Nic S
    Nic S 3 роки тому +39

    "It's not who's good, it's who's left" such an inspiring opening, makes me want to get back on the mats asap. Chris Haueter is the man.

  • Marco Cruzatt
    Marco Cruzatt 3 роки тому +5

    I started training BJJ in 2001, 19 years later, the passion still there.
    When you get hooked with BJJ you just don't do it as a hobby. BJJ becomes your life, once you understand what BJJ is all about you will understand that anything is possible, on and off the mats.

  • Lockheed -
    Lockheed - 4 роки тому +71

    I love the BJJ community. You can go to any school and instantly be accepted and welcomed wholeheartedly. It's a great art, practiced by great people.

    • I M
      I M Рік тому +1

      Well... This is not always the case, look into reddit discussions.

    • Stay Lucky
      Stay Lucky Місяць тому

      @I M Reddit is a cesspool

  • James
    James Рік тому +2

    It's never too late to get into BJJ. I train with belts of all colors and all ages. The best part of BJJ for me is witnessing the personal growth that new people experience.

  • Jerry B
    Jerry B 7 років тому +19

    I've been training for the better part of ten years and lost some love for jiu jitsu cause life got in the way and since watching this I have honestly had more fun and been happier than I have in a while on and off the mat. I really miss training with guys like the ones in the video above. Its not all about the skill but about the bond and connection with others and the ability to adapt and change and overcome. Thank you guys.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  7 років тому +1

      +Jerry B Really glad to hear that the film has had such a positive influence. It's all about having fun :)

  • Rebecca Reviews
    Rebecca Reviews 3 роки тому +2

    This is a beautiful documentary. Fascinating, heartfelt, and inspiring. I am new to BJJ, I just started training a few months ago. After signing up my kids (5 and 7) my husband started training and eventually I caught the bug. It's the best thing that has ever happened to my family. I just turned 40, I have no former experience in any sort of anything, but BJJ has already changed my life and I can't imagine ever stopping.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  3 роки тому

      That's really cool that you can all train together as a family. Enjoy it! And thanks for watching the film

  • evilchaperone
    evilchaperone 3 роки тому +10

    I was so fortunate to have some of the early Gracie Coaches bring me up in Jiu-Jitsu. Lowel and Richard from the original Gracie Torrance Academy were a huge influence over my initial jiu-jitsu career. I was one of the guys in the second waive, post UFC, and started in 1995. I haven't always been committed, I haven't always been consistent, but I'm still standing 25 years later. Heading to class now in fact! Looking forward to the next 25 years.

  • Alexandre Castro
    Alexandre Castro Рік тому +2

    It's such an inspiring documentary. I practiced when I was younger but I never forgot the great feeling and confidence JJ gave me for life in general. Now, I'm 36 and I am back on the mat. Only now I'll keep it up no matter what goes on relating to job and study.

  • For Love Of The Art
    For Love Of The Art 8 років тому +58

    This comment section alone speaks volumes for how ju jitsu attracts great people. You guys all rock. Seriously best comment section I've ever seen on UAclips. Lol

    • For Love Of The Art
      For Love Of The Art 8 років тому +4

      Failed to mention this is one of my favorite movies about Bjj. Amazing job guys. Really.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +1

      F.L.O.A That's awesome! It's great to hear so much positive feedback on the film, we have an amazing community within BJJ. I've currently working on another project, more details coming soon! Thanks for watching.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      F.L.O.A If you like our work, check out our new Jiu-Jitsu documentary project. If you like the idea help support by sharing the campaign: igg.me/at/jiujitsuvstheworld Thanks, Dan

  • My Handle is Taken
    My Handle is Taken 3 місяці тому

    I first watched this documentary when I was living on the East Coast, and it was part and parcel of turning me on to BJJ. A year and a half ago, I accepted a job here in LA (El Segundo, to be precise), and I now have the privilege of training Gracie Jiu Jitsu at Gracie University in Torrance, CA. Thanks, guys!

  • Gustavo Herrera
    Gustavo Herrera 8 років тому +8

    Great documentary, and very inspiring, for ANY martial artist. I`ve been training ITF Taekwondo for 5 years now, which has become an essential part of my life, and you guys perfectly captured the passion, the friendships and the love that can be built around martial arts training. You guys are extremely talented, keep up the good work!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks a lot for the kind words, really appreciate it and I'm glad you enjoyed the film!

  • Toma Garcia
    Toma Garcia Рік тому +5

    Loved this🤙🏼 I’m only four months into jiujitsu.
    Guess you could say I’m still in survival mode as a white belt. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life but for some reason I cannot give it up. I ever knew how bad I needed this in my life until I started doing it. I love jiujitsu And it will always be a part of my life from here on out

    • sl
      sl Рік тому

      I hope you’re still doing it bro

  • Pat Premdas
    Pat Premdas 6 років тому +10

    I'm a long-time martial artist and everything I heard and saw in this video is absolutely true about Jiu Jitsu. It has made a huge difference in my life.

  • Courtney Pfannmuller
    Courtney Pfannmuller 4 роки тому +47

    It was because of this film that I started training in BJJ 3 months ago after a lumbar injury took me out of Muay Thai. To this day, if I am frustrated with my "snail brain" (not remembering techniques), I watch this film and the following film "Jiu Jitsu vs. The World" (also from Eat Films), and get super- hyped to get on my Gi and belt and hit those mats. I look forward to training, getting tapped out by my partners- they are like big brothers, if they realize that or not, I don't care. That is how I see them all. I have such a huge appreciation for the lifestyle... So in love with this art. They say the opposite of addiction is connection. Jiu jitsu proves that they can come hand in hand.

    • itscork
      itscork 3 роки тому +1

      I guess I have “snail brain” too.

    • Alan Alan
      Alan Alan 3 роки тому +1

      I to had to back out of Muay Thai from being injured, I just signed up for BJJ, I've had one class and I really enjoyed it signed up and can't wait for my next class!

    • Ielfri Hernandez
      Ielfri Hernandez Рік тому

      Wonder how your journey is going now. OSS

  • Tony Fernandez
    Tony Fernandez 3 роки тому +12

    This is an amazing tribute to the art, excellent work here.

  • Larry Benford
    Larry Benford 4 роки тому +20

    3 years later and I still come back to watch this documentary! OSS! 🤙🏾

  • Martin Taylor
    Martin Taylor 8 років тому +6

    Wow Dan, I've sat through every minute of this and I'm just in awe of how good a documentary you have put together, it's been long time since I've seen something this good. I've watched stuart coopers stuff which always leaves me inspired,this has more than achieved that for me. It's been worth the wait and can't wait for your next collaboration. I would love to see you release this on vimeo so I can download a copy as I had to wait until I got an Internet connection would love to have copy of this to watch off line, I'd contribute to download fee, bit like i have for stuart marcelo documentary.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks Martin, thats awesome :) I could maybe make it available on Vimeo soon, or possibly put together a limited run of DVD's if people want them. Hopefully have some more content soon. Appreciate the support dude!

    • Nate Williams
      Nate Williams 8 років тому

      Eat Films Let us know il buy a dvd of this

  • Trent Steele
    Trent Steele 8 років тому +177

    "There are two types of brotherhood. By blood and by sweat" I like that quote.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +6

      Saulo is the man!!

    • Ryan Dare
      Ryan Dare 2 роки тому +2

      Hell yeah!
      1:03:10 I love this one too!

    • Mike Frost
      Mike Frost Рік тому +1

      There's 3. By tears also

  • Jeff Rutledge
    Jeff Rutledge 8 років тому +3

    Finally a long high quality BJJ documentary. Please bring on more! This was so great!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Glad you enjoyed it Murdoc, thanks! Got some cool ideas for more content so keep an eye on the channel

  • DT55B
    DT55B 6 років тому +5

    Whenever I feel down about my game, or my motivation to train is in the dumps, I'll watch from 1:10:04 onward. Never fails to get my head back in it.

    • Slug
      Slug 2 роки тому +1

      I’ve been training for 4 months and I’m addicted. I’m all in. It’s crazy how it’s consumed my life. I roll everyday sometimes twice a day. I love it

  • G m
    G m 4 роки тому +4

    holy shit. I've been training for two months and watching made me look forward the next 30+ years I have left. Respect to all those who have made this path available to the rest of us

  • MattFilms
    MattFilms 2 роки тому

    I’m still trying to find the proper words to describe how good this documentary was

  • 4UCESO
    4UCESO 8 років тому +3

    Back in 1993 the Gracie family would always come to the store I was working at in Hawaii to shop and every time they saw me they would tell me to come and train. I never did not sure :(. I've always loved the beautiful art and seen the growth through the years. Great docu and it reinforces that I made the right decision. Now in 2015 I finally started training its only been a few days and its so addicting. My journey has just begun and hopefully I will be able to reach black belt status. Aloha!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      4UCESO That's awesome man, and great to hear you've started training! Thanks for watching

  • B.I.G. Brandon aka Blue Collar Grappler
    B.I.G. Brandon aka Blue Collar Grappler 8 років тому +2

    This is beautiful and shows the history of bjj in America. Hopefully you will do more of these type of movies that show the seeds of bjj in diffrent states. How the So Cal pushed it global to Texas, all the way to Florida.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks a lot bro. Hopefully i'll be able to make more documentaries like this soon!

    • B.I.G. Brandon aka Blue Collar Grappler
      B.I.G. Brandon aka Blue Collar Grappler 8 років тому +1

      Eat Films​ I watch this like 10 times already. Lol!! Especially before bjj class.....

  • Eric Brown
    Eric Brown 7 років тому +29

    this film was one of the main motivating factors in getting my back on the mats after 7 years off(i done Kung Fu, Karate and Japanese Jujitsu in the past) really loving Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since i started.
    Cant wait for the next video, pre ordered Jiu-Jitsu VS The World.
    I just missed a seminar at my club with Chris Haueter at my club which im quite devastated about, seems really cool guy and has good stuff to say

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  7 років тому +3

      +Eric Brown Great to hear you're back on the mats and attribute the film as one of your motivations for doing so. Thanks a lot for the support with the new project, much appreciated!
      Chris is a really cool guy, I'm sure you'll get another chance to meet/train with him down the line. Best, Dan

    • raven 1
      raven 1 7 років тому +1

      I feel ya man i hope you find the lost hope in your martial art. Im a karate black belter and being doing 7yrs muay Thai .after 2 yrs off I'm back in muay Thai mixing it with some personal weekly bjj sessions..But I don't know man, I feel age factor I'm 30 now, some say old for doing the same things I used to do in martial arts and those 2 yrs off made me a bit ...useless

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  7 років тому +4

      Marios Kuzalis You'll never be as a young as you are today! Don't stop training :)

    • raven 1
      raven 1 7 років тому +1

      Eat Films thank you for the boost. It means a lot...

    • Josh Ray
      Josh Ray 7 років тому

      +Marios Kuzalis nah man i hear ya totally agree.

  • michael ortega
    michael ortega 2 роки тому +1

    Coming off a year and a half hiatus, started training again this past week and watching this video again has reinvigorated my desire to continue my journey in bjj.

  • Bob Dawrows
    Bob Dawrows 8 років тому +3

    Every morning I watch and listen to the intro of this video (1:20-2:30). Puts me in a very good mood for the day! Awesome job on the documentary. Already donated for the new BJJ film, I have faith that you can do it. Keep up the good work! Greetings from Germany

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      MrBob1551 Thats awesome man and thanks a lot for the donation towards the new film! Dan

  • 1234kingconan
    1234kingconan 7 років тому +45

    I can honestly say Jiujitsu is something I've always loved. Wish I could make a living doing it but I'll be happy enough to have a career that pays for me to train every day.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  7 років тому +8

      +1234kingconan Regardless of money I hope we're all lucky enough to have jiu-jitsu as part of our lives forever

    • pacific570
      pacific570 4 роки тому +2


  • Reed Parker
    Reed Parker Рік тому +1

    This was amazing, it took me over a year to sit down and watch the entire film but that’s life. I feel everything this film expresses and after focusing alittle over 5 years to the sport I feel it more everyday. It has made me a better human being and exposed me to great people and friends! Great watch, thank you for making it, with respect from the Midwest!

  • hambone27
    hambone27 Рік тому

    That busker is awesome. Great guitar, and great singing. No one else has mentioned that so I thought I'd show my appreciation for that talented individual.

  • gringoroll
    gringoroll 8 років тому +2

    I´ve seen this like three times now, really well done, inspiring! Love you Jiu Jitsu!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      gringoroll Glad you enjoyed it man, makes it worthwhile! If you'd like to help us and support our next BJJ feature film you can do so here: igg.me/at/jiujitsuvstheworld Thanks, Dan

  • Daniel Gonzalez
    Daniel Gonzalez 8 років тому +3

    Arguably one of the best jiu jitsu documentaries out there....insightful...humbling...just plain old awesome!!! Great post!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

  • Nikko 925
    Nikko 925 6 років тому +231

    Great video. As a former kick boxer of nearly 20 years I always laughed at the "Jiu-Jitsu guys" because of ego and arrogance. I've been training in BJJ now for 6 months and I wish I had started 20 years ago. Take it from me who's fought killers in the ring... Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective and dangerous art form to have. Sure I can still to this day knock a man out standing but what if I was taken down? Game over. Great film!

    • Yogi Martínez
      Yogi Martínez 4 роки тому +7

      Don't worry Nikko. Martial Arts is a tricky path. Plus, you have Striking experience to bring to your Ground game. :)

    • Blake
      Blake 4 роки тому +7

      You cant knock anyone out buddy

    • john black
      john black 3 роки тому +2

      GlasgowBlueBear1690 GLASGOW CELTIC CHAMPIONS!

    • CaptainChaos88
      CaptainChaos88 3 роки тому +1

      Still training?

  • Robert Rivera
    Robert Rivera Рік тому

    Such a blessing to be born into a family like yours!! I completely enjoyed watching the story of a true legend!

  • insanitydolphin
    insanitydolphin 8 років тому +3

    Thank you so much for this after watching this I've decided on starting jiu-jitsu once I gather the funds...I may have no clue whatsoever what rolling or 50/50 is but after watching this i'm quite confident it's not something i want to miss out on:)

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +2

      insanitydolphin Thats awesome! If my films are making people get into jiu-jitsu then I'm very happy! You won't regret it, best of luck to you!

  • Mahal Ramos
    Mahal Ramos 5 років тому +1

    Superb. I'm new to BJJ and still deeply appreciated this!

  • Caio Alvanniê
    Caio Alvanniê Рік тому

    Incrível! Um dos melhores documentários a respeito do JJ que eu já vi. Parabéns!!

  • Shaquille Walters
    Shaquille Walters 3 роки тому +3

    Absolutely can not wait to start my life long journey of Jiu-Jitsu next week

    • J TT
      J TT 3 роки тому


  • Presence of Mind
    Presence of Mind 6 років тому +4

    Love getting my little dose of ROLL in every now and then. Love your work guys. Gotta love BJJ. It's the truth!!

  • Harek SxE
    Harek SxE 8 років тому +2

    That was simply fantastic. Great mood, great filming, great editing, great message. Well done! Thank you for this.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks for the kind words! Really happy you enjoyed it :)

  • Sophia Gamez
    Sophia Gamez 7 років тому

    I watch at least 3 times a week. when I can't train because of life or injuries this is my way to keep from going crazy. Absolutely keeps me motivated. thank you guys for such a great film

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  7 років тому

      That's really cool to hear Sophia thanks!

  • CoachFLbjj
    CoachFLbjj 8 років тому +2

    Thanks guys for this awesome documentary. it was a plus having my school in there is well. ATOS San Diego HQ. This is definitely a must watch for people that like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. the history of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Southern California. I will share recommended for everyone I know.

  • Ricardo Albuquerque
    Ricardo Albuquerque 7 років тому +4

    I love watching how BJJ has grown all over and it has a lot to do with it being so well received in the US. Bless 'Murica.

  • Jean Monteiro
    Jean Monteiro 8 років тому +1

    What a nice documentary guys! The spread of this art is taking over everywhere!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Jean Monteiro Thanks a lot bro, glad you enjoyed it man. If we're helping spread the word of Jiu-jitsu then we're doing something right :)

  • Benny
    Benny 8 років тому +10

    Incredible film, great job. I've always wondered about the people the first trained under the guys that brought jiu jitsu and getting to learn about how it happened in the beginning is just awesome. Hopefully I can start filming these top of jiu jitsu docs someday soon, too!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +2

      Thanks so much Benjamin. Get out there and get shooting!

    • Richard Bresler
      Richard Bresler 4 роки тому +1

      It would be great to see more documentaries

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  4 роки тому +2

      @Richard Bresler Hey Richard! Hope you're well. For sure, I've had a really busy schedule recently but I definitely plan to work on new films in the not too distant future.

    • Richard Bresler
      Richard Bresler 4 роки тому

      I look forward to that

  • Scott Wall
    Scott Wall 8 років тому +1

    That was pretty incredible. Your film summed up every thought I have ever had about Jiu Jitsu.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Scott Wall Thats awesome, thanks for watching Scott, glad you enjoyed it!

  • Garth Blair
    Garth Blair 8 років тому

    Such a well done and captivating documentary! I completely understand what Chris Haueter means. I've never felt more present and in the moment like when I'm in the middle of a roll. Thank you so much for this.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +1

      It means a lot that you enjoyed it Bro. Chris Haueter was the man, he said so much stuff that really summed up Jiu-jitsu for us

  • Jumber
    Jumber 5 років тому +1

    This is an amazing video. These guys were in at the ground floor. What amazing stories they must have.

  • A Mac
    A Mac 5 років тому

    This is an excellent documentary on BJJ in Cali. Thank you so much! 🙏🏽👊🏽

  • Terry
    Terry 8 років тому +1

    Great video! I was lucky to start back in 1994 although I got out of it for many years, just getting back into it approx 4 years ago. Great stuff! Historical videos like this are hard to come by.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks a lot Terry. Great to hear you enjoyed the film and are back training Jiu-jitsu after a long lay off!

  • Tyler Calvary
    Tyler Calvary 8 років тому +4

    I literally welled up w tears and chills thru my body by the end of this!!! One of the best documentaries I've seen on jiujitsu or any other subject!!!! This doc shows the birth and growth of jiujitsu in America!!! Bravo!!! #oss

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +1

      Wow! Thanks for the kind words, hearing things like this makes it all worthwhile. Glad you enjoyed the film, Oss!

  • Jack Beddows
    Jack Beddows 8 років тому +1

    Great Job! Reminds me to feel fortunate to live here in SD and to have met and trained with so many great people.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Jack Beddows SD is paradise, can't wait to get out there again soon!

  • Dan Vito
    Dan Vito 8 років тому +1

    Excellent! Jiujitsu in our blood, for the rest of our lives brothers and sisters. No more hiatuses--just rolling.

  • waterman
    waterman 8 років тому +1

    I trained with Royce in Torrance in the 1990's; this is an extremely well executed historical video and gives one a "sense" of those times. I haven't even finished watching it all yet. The poignant part is that time passes.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thats awesome man, I can imagine it was an amazing experience. It means a lot for you to say the film gave you a sense of those times, thanks for watching and thanks for the support! Dan

  • Arslan Okonov
    Arslan Okonov 8 років тому +1

    I have no words do describe what I've just seen. Its awesome. Thank you guys for this great documentary. Wish I can visit Cali and train with the high level competitors. From Russia with love!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Really appreciate the kind words! I hope you get to visit California for yourself one day it was an amazing experience. Thanks!

  • cy6schmid
    cy6schmid 8 років тому +4

    This is an excellent film. I can't wait to roll again, Monday can't come fast enough.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +1

      cy6schmid Oss! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • user name
    user name 8 років тому +6

    One of the best Jits films I've ever seen. Thank you guys so much for posting this! I've been so pumped to see this since I saw the trailer and it definitely blew away my expectations. Thank you! Oss!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      angelo martin Thanks a lot! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the support! More content coming soon :)

  • Sander Zurhake
    Sander Zurhake 8 років тому +2

    Great history lesson about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with rare footage. I have really enjoyed it. Nice job!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +1

      Thanks for watching :)

  • Impact Strong Fitness
    Impact Strong Fitness 5 років тому +2

    A really great video - by weird chance, I met Relson Gracie in Hawaii and took lessons with him in 1982. Then I started going to where Rorian and Royce taught in L,A, on Carson St. and was at UFC1! Then I got neck cranked by some huge wrestler and hurt my neck. I was only a white belt then but was lucky to see it all happen.

    • StreetSurfinn
      StreetSurfinn 4 роки тому

      Impact Strong you stopped bjj since neck?

  • Matthew Miller
    Matthew Miller 8 років тому +1

    Awesome. I got my purple belt from Saulo and Xande's first school in Ohio before moving to the east coast. Tough training indeed. They did such a great job planting a seed of jiu jitsu in the midwest that is still thriving today.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks Matthew, thats awesome to hear man its so cool that you trained under those two legends!

  • Preacher
    Preacher 6 років тому +44

    "You just can't quit." Fucking pumps me up every time.

  • Timothy Henderson
    Timothy Henderson 8 років тому +1

    A+, Dan Lewis! Just about as good as a BJJ documentary can get.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Timothy Henderson Thanks a lot man, it's awesome that people are regarding the film in that respect!

  • GullWing Storm
    GullWing Storm 3 роки тому +3

    Thank you for this. Now a part two would be brilliant.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  3 роки тому +1

      Thank you. I've a few ideas but would love to make a part 2 at some point..

  • Iakov Spirin
    Iakov Spirin 3 роки тому

    I love the way they said: we should bring people in bjj & not out, evolve together, instead having constant Competition in your heart. Beautiful, competition is for you and not because you want to break somebody in the name of a label... Jiujitsu is love, im so happy i got chance to find this sport in my life. We all connect even in tournaments, all this sleepless hours going to that place and waiting for your moment to step on that mat and embrace the jiujitsu. I always wondered how do all this people on the streets, in the bus, library etc, how do they live without bjj haha, it feels so good to be able to bring a person to this sport and show them the gate to bjj. Porrada !

  • TheRoyalKannon7
    TheRoyalKannon7 8 років тому +1

    Awesome documentary! As a guy born and raised in Orange County who has moved to the east coast, I am anxious to move back to rejoin my jiujiteiros back home!
    Thanks for sharing this! If you're ever on the east, let's get a roll in!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks bro and iI might just take you up on the offer!

  • Joey Huerta
    Joey Huerta 8 років тому +1

    Loved it, thanks for bringing such a positive feel to our art!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Joey Huerta My pleasure, thanks for watching

  • danny taki
    danny taki 8 років тому +1

    Awesome documentary hit on every facet of Jiu Jitsu culture and history!

  • Ss N
    Ss N 8 років тому +1

    I loved nearly every part of this documentary, it really covered a lot of ground in a relatively short period of time, it was edited well, it had some very influential players in the art, and as an overall package, it was entertaining to watch. However, I don't think it has to have an explosions in the sky track to be classified as a documentary, most film makers seems to differ with that notion. There is so much good music out there, give new artists a chance to evoke emotion from their music.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks for the feedback :)

  • Nate Williams
    Nate Williams 8 років тому +15

    wow you could do a whole documentary on Chris Hauter that guy is interesting as hell, loved hearing the stories from the old days

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +5

      Chris is such a character, was amazing to meet him. Every other sentence that came out of his mouth was pure inspiration or philosophical genius, shooting the interviews I was totally sucked in, an amazing experience. Glad you enjoyed the film and thanks for the support!

  • DT55B
    DT55B 7 років тому +1

    I absolutely loved this film (and JiuJitsu vs the World). Can't wait for my next class. Great use of "Your Hand in Mine" at the end, btw. Love that song. If the Canadian dollar wasn't shit I'd be ordering everything for your store, but for now I'll have to stick with just a t-shirt. :(

  • wrybread
    wrybread 8 років тому +1

    This really is absolutely fantastic work. Fascinating subject matter of course, but also gorgeously executed. Very very very well done, and thank you.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks for the kind words, really means a lot and glad you enjoyed the film!

  • Opinion Maximus
    Opinion Maximus 8 років тому +1

    Great documentary. I'm 43 and been studying a little over 2 years now and totally hooked. Lucky to be learning with 2 of my boys from my Professor who also has been my best friend for 36 years.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Paul Sherlin Thats awesome man, all the best with your training!

  • rg533
    rg533 8 років тому +1

    This is an amazing piece of work. Quotable at virtually any point and an antidote for a lack of motivation. Great work!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Awesome comment man, glad you enjoyed it :)

  • Jeenius IAMa
    Jeenius IAMa 7 років тому +1

    never done more than 2 month of jiu-jitsu training but i am fascinated with nearly every martial art there is. i really enjoyed this documentary big time!
    greetings from germany

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  7 років тому +2

      Thanks for watching! keep training!

  • Jefferson Smith
    Jefferson Smith 8 років тому +6

    Those early days in Torrance, those were the days...to be there really did seem like something very special, even at the time.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +1

      Jefferson Smith I can only imagine, it just have been an amazing experience.

  • bgpinoy
    bgpinoy 8 років тому +1

    Thank you for sharing this. It makes me want to get back in to BJJ. I guess I was only at the wrong schools that didn't really start you off in the fundamentals. Just threw you in there with everyone else and didn't help you build confidence and at times just made fun of your weight. So I continued my pat in the arts of Muay Thai and JKD. One day I will get back to BJJ with the right school.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      bgpinoy I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience in BJJ, I hope you'll give it another chance you definitely won't regret it!

  • rodandreel1
    rodandreel1 8 років тому +2

    Awesome job. Loved the juxtaposition of old school vs new school. Very inspiring and keep them coming.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      rodandreel1 Thanks! New projects coming soon!

  • Lúcio Gomes
    Lúcio Gomes Рік тому +1

    Great movie! Also, respect for having portuguese subtittles.

  • Des Cooke
    Des Cooke 3 роки тому

    Back watching this again because it’s so damn good. Jiu-Jitsu history👍

  • Urban Monastic
    Urban Monastic 4 роки тому

    Very impressive film! Lots of feels and motivation 🤙🏼

  • Andy Wang
    Andy Wang 7 років тому +20

    Awesome documentary and highlighting some of the BJJ originals.

    • Dan Lewis
      Dan Lewis 7 років тому +2

      +Andy Wang Thanks for watching Andy

  • Frank Arenas
    Frank Arenas 8 років тому +1

    Totally feel the same way about rolling its a journey n life , just started rolling one year ago I feel like I am a new generation.....this flick looks back on jiu jitsu and makes me proud and puts a fire n my heart

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Oss keep training man!

  • Shelby Bouchard
    Shelby Bouchard 8 років тому +1

    This documentary was very well executed, I enjoyed every minute of it. Sets the bar pretty high for BJJ videos in general. Im left very inspired.. not only to head to Cali or Rio but to do my part in making BJJ bigger in Canada in the future. Awesome work. I'd love to see some more documentaries from you guys!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Thanks for the kind words Shelby. You'll definitely be seeing more content from us soon!

    • Shelby Bouchard
      Shelby Bouchard 8 років тому +1


    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      Shelby Bouchard You can help support our new project 'Jiu-Jitsu VS The World' now - a crowdfunded film for the BJJ community igg.me/at/jiujitsuvstheworld Thanks, Dan

  • hyperhikerchick
    hyperhikerchick 8 років тому +1

    Great film, guys. Interesting to learn more about the history of the art in the US, and beautiful camerawork! I'm glad I have a brother to come visit in SoCal and get some good training in while I'm here!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      hyperhikerchick Thanks! That's really cool, I'd be visiting him on a regular basis haha :)

  • RoninBronson
    RoninBronson 9 місяців тому +2

    I saw this back in 2015 when I was thinking about trying jiu jitsu and thanks to Chris’s words in the opening scene 7 years and some change later I’m now a brown belt. Just keep training and it all falls into place

  • Zayd Shakur
    Zayd Shakur 8 років тому +2

    Fantastic doc guys! Hats off to you both, Great job!

  • CaptSkunkbeard
    CaptSkunkbeard 6 років тому +5

    This is an excellent piece of work. Kudos.

  • Andrew Tate
    Andrew Tate 3 роки тому +1

    I have been doing martial arts on and off since 1989 when my mother put me into Judo at age 5 because she was worried I would get bulled for being fat so she wanted me to lose weight (which I did). Since then I’ve tried TKD, American style Kickboxing (PKA), boxing, Krav maga, Muay Thai and karate. Never really committed to any for more then 18 months before stopping usually because of an injury or being off for being sick or flu and never going back. In my mid 30s now I still have a love for martial arts. I discovered BJJ late only a year ago, I knew about it for over 10 years but always used to say it looks ‘gay’ rolling around with some guy and thought it was a joke and stuck to my MT, after learning about the Gracie family and watching the early videos of Ultimate Fighter champion I awe that BJJ kept winning. BJJ changed the face of martial arts today all MMA fighters learn BJJ. If only I knew then what I know now I would have started BJJ when I was younger. It’s so fun and it has the martial arts feel I had when I was younger with TKD, judo and karate 🥋unlike boxing and MMA and even Muay Thai. I joined BJJ and will prob never try another martial art again. Really enjoyed the technical side of it while chilling on the mats

  • caiphus
    caiphus 4 роки тому +2

    I trained Krav Maga for 8 years and always wanted to try BJJ. Today, I'm 44 year old two stripe white belt and I'm so thankful that I decided to actually take a class. OSS!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  4 роки тому

      Awesome to hear man, keep at it!

  • Cristóbal Heiss
    Cristóbal Heiss 8 років тому +1

    GREAT documentary, this should have far more views. Awesome job.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому +1

      Thanks Cristóbal! Hopefully more people watch it and the views keep on climbing. Glad you enjoyed it :)

  • JB
    JB 3 роки тому +1

    I need BJJ back in my life, outside of my children that’s where I truly found peace

  • Roman gaming
    Roman gaming 8 років тому +1

    Awesome documentary! I have always had a interest in BJJ...i think this pushed me to go find an academy.

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  8 років тому

      alan roman Do it, its the one of the best decisions I ever made to start training. Thanks for watching

  • Slug
    Slug 3 роки тому +9

    “When people get know to jiu jitsu...they stick to jiu jitsu”
    Crazy how accurate that is for me rn

  • Joe Kelly
    Joe Kelly 7 років тому +2

    Great job, guys. Now I really want to go and train!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  7 років тому +2

      +Joe Kelly Thanks Joe

  • Kris s
    Kris s 4 роки тому +1

    Must have watched this 100 times, it helps me to persevere, great work! I tell everyone to watch it!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  4 роки тому

      Awesome. Great to hear!

  • scott burr
    scott burr 2 роки тому +1

    Guys, love the doc! Thanks for putting it up! If you or any of your viewers are interested, Richard Bresler has a new memoir out about his experiences with the Gracie family, starting with meeting Rorion in 1979 and going through the Gracie Garages (the first of which was in the house that Richard and Rorion shared in Hermosa Beach), the founding of the Gracie Academy (made possible with a loan Richard made to Rorion), and the inception of the UFC (in which Richard invested and at which he was ringside next to Hélio Gracie himself). WORTH DEFENDING: HOW GRACIE JIU-JITSU SAVED MY LIFE is now available from Amazon in paperback and eBook. Thanks!

    • Eat Films
      Eat Films  2 роки тому

      Thanks Scott. I've ordered my copy already, looking forward to reading it. I'll put out some info about the book through my channels, I'm sure there'll be lots of interest!

    • scott burr
      scott burr 2 роки тому

      @Eat Films Thank you!!! Much appreciated!!

  • ralphylad
    ralphylad 8 років тому +1

    Truly amazing work eat films!!! THE BEST bjj documentary I have ever seen bar none! Surely award worthy?