#84 Red Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Movie

by Caleb on September 9, 2007

Back in April we posted news about a movie underway that is based around Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which – no secret here- is basically our favorite thing to talk about on The FightWorks Podcast. The movie, titled Red Belt, was written and directed by David Mamet, an Oscar-nominated playwright and screenwriter.

With such an impressive engine behind the movie, we had to get to the bottom of this for you, as we know you’re just as curious about the film as we are! So, after several weeks of stalking, we were able to track down Renato Magno, a Los Angeles based Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who was a lead consultant on the project. You won’t be surprised to learn that he is David Mamet’s BJJ instructor! In this eighty-fourth episode of The FightWorks Podcast, we sat down with Magno and his colleague Rico Chiaparelli (who also is behind the Professional Submission League), and learned a lot about what BJJ enthusiasts can expect from the film. Rico also discusses the success of Fighter – A Documentary, which tells the story of Randy Couture‘s early years as an MMA fighter.

Black belt corner: Rafael Lovato Jr.

Renato Magno in RedBelt

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KADAFI June 4, 2008 at 1:56 am

THE GREAT JOHN MACHADO ONE OF THE FIRST GUYS TO BRING BJJ TO USA IS ALSO IN IT

rey December 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm

excellent,,,,great movie!!!!

may i share my mind,,please replay me,,,at my email,,,theres is much i gonna ask of you,,,and am sorry if my english bad and terrible,,,,so many questions and many knowledge that i wanna ask for you,,,please introduce me,am rey,the brown belt from i kyushin ju jitsu,,but i felt ,moreless,,with what ive got,,i wanna learn much from you, as filosofies of the martial art is,,and what way we can step on it,,show me the meaning of the martial art is,,as you know,,,and i wanna ask something,,is the mike terry’s are real master of brazil ju jutsu???o y,,almost forgot,,my country is indonesia,,,please, share your knowledge about the filosofi of trhe martial art is,,,and what way we get for reach the kindness,,and the honor to be martial art man,,,thank you so much if you gave the attention,,replay me at my email,,,i’ll wait your comment,,,please,,,and much thank for you,,,osh,,,,!!

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