I have his Groundproofing video.
It's really good, i've done a short seminar in the method too from one of his students. Basically it's a program of functional groundfighting self defense for non-grapplers.
The positional grappling stuff is what you'd find anywhere, BJJ, Judo etc. The cool part of the program is that it drills specifically things like defense against kicks when on the ground against a standing opponent, how to get up safely while avoiding getting hit after being knocked down etc. being that most of my only exposure to grappling was Judo..there was alot there I had never given thought to, but once presented with it kind of made me say "wow", because it seems like alot of it could be quite common in 'real' situations.
I have always been impressed by what I have seen of Tim Cartmell, and his student that did the seminar was great too. If it were a closer drive I would probably try to seek training with him some, a very nice guy who seemed very skilled. Tim Cartmell always seems kind of under the radar..but he seems to be a real wealth of knowledge.
The guys I know who have done both combat sport and traditional stuff have a very unique point of view!
I thought Tim's comments were spot on..I especially liked the part about having a balanced atttiude towards training and having fun, I think we could all take a cue from this guys open mind and attitude.
Edited by Zach_Zinn (09/08/11 02:44 AM)