Thursday, May 5, 2011
DSTRYR/SG EXCLUSIVE: SPENIDNG SOME QUALITY TIME WITH ERIK PAULSON PART UNO.
His name is Erik Paulson. His name is Erik Paulson.
Sorry. Sometimes I get carried away with movie references, especially those that already involve fighting and soap. Anyway, what can we say about Erik Paulson. For one he is is a martial arts legend and someone whom I've looked up to for years. In the mid '70's Paulson started training in Judo and since then he has studied with 40 different teachers with over his 30 years of training and fighting. He is a Shooto veteran, one of the original members of the Gracie garage from the late '80's and has a BJJ black belt under Rigan Machado.
That my friend doesn't even begin to describe the totality of Erik's accomplishments and his amazing lineage of teachers. Those include Rorion, Royce, Rickson, Dan Inosanto, Rob Kaman, and Yori Nakamura - to name a few. Yes, it's OK if you spontaneously peed yourself while reading this. It can happen to the best of us. Mr. Paulson takes us on a journey from the "Giftwrap" in side control, to the back and then we make a smooth transition into an armbar for our final destination.
Enjoy the video and please tell Marla to stop calling me....