Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Video from seminar in the deep, Russian winter

Just returned from four days of adventure in the Moscow. It was the coldest winter there in ten years, and the coldest time of year, so needless to say, it was a bit chilly. Never the less, it was a really interesting experience to see the city in a way, that not many other tourists will. Both because of the season, but also through Jiu Jitsu and the eyes and lives of the locals.

The group training there was a great bunch of guys, working hard to try and build up BJJ in a country, that is traditionally dominated by Sambo, Judo and wrestling. There is some serious talent mass there, and it can only be a matter of time, before the russians are becoming a force to be reckoned with on the international competition scene. I promoted four dirty, old white belts to blue and gave out a single yellow belt to a very good, young boy.

Like my last two trips, I have put together a little video of my experiences, training, sparring etc. It is about twenty minutes long and running in a slow pace, so don't watch it if you don't have time to sit down and enjoy it ;)


Kalle said...

Hah! I definitely saw you in Kastrup on Monday around noon.

Christian Graugart said...

Yep, that was probably me :)

Anonymous said...

Oh man you destroyed your Iphone.

siemelinin said...

Funny vid and some good rolling footage! Sucks 'bout your iPhone. :D

People should protect their smartphones. I got a nice double guard from Germany and it has protected my dear phone from all kinds of drops and bumps.

Christian Graugart said...

I've had all the iPhones and dropped them countless of times, so I guess it was about time the glass finally broke ;) No worries though, it looks really cool now.

matt said...

Great footage, I love the scenes with no sound except what is naturally in the background.

Marcin said...

You are one brave Westerner to come to Russia and even repeat it :)
PS I Wonder how BJJ comepetition scene will lokk like after BJJ gets more popular in former Soviet Union.

nos es deus said...

That video is hilarious. And fascinating... I just discovered globetrotters... Dude you are very inspiring. Thanx.

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