Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tim Cartmell's "Ground Proofing" DVD

Some of the absolute best martial arts seminars I have been to were with Tim Cartmell when he visited Seattle. Over several years I attended Tim's Bagua, Taiji and Xingyi sessions, and one on MMA for the street. Tim lived, trained and competed in Asia for many years, returned to the States and earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He has also authored and co-authored many valuable books on Chinese martial arts, some of which I have.

Above is a sample of Tim's "Ground Proofing" video, which he says is designed for the non-grappler to get a handle on what to do when a fight goes to the ground.

Watch how Tim moves in a relaxed fashion with efficient, controlled skill. He outlined many devastating throwing techniques in his book "Effortless Combat Throws", and it has been said that Tim has a "heavy body" for his size. This is clearly because of his intense knowledge of leverage and scientific principle while manipulating opponents bodies.

You can get a copy of this DVD as well as others (I have his excellent video on Standing Grappling) at his website for Shen Wu at this link.


Sean C. Ledig said...

I'll definitely have to get a copy of that DVD.

One of my sifus, John Angelos, held a nidan in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. Still, he didn't share the Gracies' view that ground-fighting is the end-all, be-all of personal combat. His philosophy on ground-fighting was, "Ground-fighting is what you use to stay alive long enough to get back on your feet."

Dojo Rat said...

Completely agree.

One thing that gets people hooked on grappling is that you can go full-strength full-speed with minimal chance for serious injury.

Hard to do in Boxing.