Rolled Up Episode 36 - Marcelo Garcia
We were in New York in April of 2012 to cover the New York Open for IBJJF TV. When covering events out of California we try to hit up a local school to do an episode of Rolled Up. In New York we have a few really great options; Renzo Gracie, Shaolin, Alliance of New York and of course Marcelo Garcia. We arrived on a Wednesday evening hoping to shoot Marcelo on Thursday and Friday but he came down with the flu so we had to put off the shoot. To make best use of our time we visited Alliance New York to shoot an episode with Sinistro, Babs and Fabio Clemente. You can see the episode here http://youtu.be/xDq4MfYAUMQ We also spent time with Stephen Koepfer of American combat Sambo http://youtu.be/Jf0mVCDra5I
By Monday Marcelo was feeling better and we made it down to his academy. The training looked amazing and everyone was very welcoming to us while we were there with our cameras. The first interview took place in Madison Square park which is adjacent to a New York landmark, the Flat Iron building and not to far from the original shake shack. From there we headed back to his academy and finished the interview in the subway.
We came back the next day to get an interview with Marcelo’s wife, Tattiana. I think most people will be surprised to know that she’s a black belt herself and reveals some interesting things about Marcelo.
Overall our experience in New York was great. Marcelo’s, his wife and entire team were really great people.
The episode was originally slated to premier in early October but we’ve been slammed with quite a few projects like the Masters and Seniors Worlds, Boston Open, Las Vegas Open, Atlanta open, etc… I’m finally happy to say that the episode is now available and for the first time in full 1080P!
Marcelo Garcia in New York with his Bianchi Pista Fixed. Shot during filming of Rolled Up episode 36
© 2011 Dave ContrerasBudo Jake and Tim Cartmell chat just before their sparring session. Taken the day of the filming of Rolled Up Episode 27 available here:
Tuesday July 27th. Budo Jake stops by Atos San Diego to shoot another episode of Rolled Up with 6x World Champion, Andre Galvao.
Atos Jiu Jitsu
4425 Convoy St. # 216
San Diego, CA 92111
Budo Jake and his Professor, Marcio Feitosa.
Coming up on next week’s episode of Rolled up. Budo Jake spends time with his professor to get inside look at how Marcio is helping spread jiu jitsu and how he passes the guard.