View Full Version : How did it all begin?

Benjamin Peters
21st October 2002, 23:10
Hi Tim,

How did you first come about to consider adopting BJJ in your skill-set?

Tim Cartmell
22nd October 2002, 20:38
Hi Benjamin,
I had trained fairly extensively in stand up systems, but felt there was a big hole in my game when it came to groundfighting. I saw the "Gracie in Action" tape in the early 90's and was very impressed, so I started training in BJJ after I moved back to the States. The overall strategy and principles were similar to my stand up training, so, for me, it was a natural fit.