BJJ in Film & Television

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Neuro, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Neuro

    Neuro Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,706
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Skellige
    I wanted to create a thread to discover whenever BJJ, or any other grappling art, is utilized (in a clear manner) in films or television.

    I'll start off:

    CASINO ROYALE-- Daniel Craig as Bond chokes a dude out (to DEATH! bonus!) with a RNC, and he gets his hooks in, if I remember correctly. Well done.

    INCEPTION-- Joseph Gordon Levitt puts a dude to sleep with a sort of reverse gift-wrap, neck punch choke. Shit was sick.

    LETHAL WEAPON-- Which one was it? Either way, this is the most famous one, choreographed by the Gracies, Mel Gibson by triangle.

    2 FAST 2 FURIOUS-- Paul Walker attempts some weirdo armbar/omoplata crap and Vin Diesel just smashes the shit out of it (Vin Diesel or Jiu Jitsu? DIESEL FTW, would seem to be the message of this film).

    On television over the summer, I saw a dude on a new cop show whip out a RNC on a guy to take him out, but he got his hooks wrong and crossed his feet-- big no-no.


    Anyone think of any others? Like the potential of this thread.
     
  2. West-206

    West-206 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    There was a RNC and double armbar in Sherlock Holmes if I remember right.
     
  3. Choking Victim**

    Choking Victim** Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Stockton
    ughhhhh my sports getting all mainstream and tainted
     
  4. nefti

    nefti Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Messages:
    9,147
    Likes Received:
    1,518
    in blade 3 a dude uses an omo plata

    and in inception the guy should have used a collar choke, that would have been sick!
     
  5. thedoc56**

    thedoc56** Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    0
    thank guy ritchie for that
     
  6. Bruce Calavera

    Bruce Calavera Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    2,011
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    The Expendables has a number of armbars and kneebars.
     
  7. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    1
    Randy Couture does an armbar in The Scorpion King :eek: Pretty gay, really.
     
  8. Doctor Venture

    Doctor Venture Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    5,422
    Likes Received:
    2
    Seen two RNC's in Dexter. Season one had the worst choke I've ever seen, season four had a slightly less terrible one.

    I saw a bit of grappling in Ong Bak 2. Dont remember if it sucked though.
     
  9. mxsam34

    mxsam34 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Burn Notice, the actor who plays the main dude did BJJ for a year, ive seen him pull guard & take the back a few times...
     
  10. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    canada
    There is an RNC and a sloppy kani basami in the video for I'm Bad by LL Cool J
     
  11. Solidus Snake

    Solidus Snake Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    2,115
    Likes Received:
    456
    In Miami Vice (the Mann's movie, not the tv show) I remember Colin Farrell strangling a dude with both hooks in. Only thing, he did the choke with his rifle.
     
  12. Machete Juarez

    Machete Juarez Blue Belt Professional Fighter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Sunspear
    Flash Point.

    Ryan Reynolds broke Triple H's arm in Blade 3 with an armbar.

    And isn't one of the Boondock Saints a BJJ practitioner?
     
  13. Junglist

    Junglist Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Toronto
    in bloodsprt 2 i think there was a bjj practitioner wearing a purple belt. i cant remember exactly.
     
  14. B3ntleg

    B3ntleg Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    559
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Lost: Sawyer holds kate in a guard and the she headbuts him. Also remember Claire doing quite a decent looking mount on Kate.
     
  15. Neuro

    Neuro Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,706
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Skellige
    That's right, Dexter is always using that RNC. Dexter is awesome. I bet his character would be beast at jiu jitsu :icon_twis
     
  16. kahyo

    kahyo Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    1
  17. StrongCrappler

    StrongCrappler White Belt

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    in Spartacus season 1 episode 4.

    Spartacus is forced to fight in an underground ring of death and he gets caught in an armbar, he escapes by bicep curling his one arm out against the much bigger opponent and then takes his back and kills him with a RNC
     
  18. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    1
  19. dizzydean

    dizzydean Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Messages:
    805
    Likes Received:
    29
    In Two Towers, Gollum takes Samwise Gamgee's back with hooks in.
     
  20. Respeezy

    Respeezy Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,654
    Likes Received:
    86
    He looks like a guido though with his orange spray tan in the wiki picture.:icon_chee
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.