Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Redbelt Photos: Renato Magno

Renato was recently photographed in full fight gear for his scenes in the movie Redbelt. Click on the image for the large version.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

More Redbelt Training Pictures

Here are some more behind the scenes training pictures at the Street Sports Jiu Jitsu Academy.

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The guys with the Redbelt script.

Chiwetel practicing an armbar on Renato.

Chiwetel practicing his guard on John Machado.

A determined Chiwetel working some standup.

Chiwetel working the mitts with Jesse.

Chiwetel mount work on John Machado.

Renato Magno helping Chiwetel with the mount.

The UFC and NBC Visit Street Sports

NBC Sports recently visited the Street Sports Gym in Santa Monica, CA to chat with some of the stars of Redbelt and film some of the fight choregraphy. Interestingly, David Mamet reveals that he had previously discussed making the film with Mel Gibson.

LA Times Article on Redbelt

The LA Times recently ran a brief article about the movie Redbelt in which they point out the irony of an intellectual filmmaker like David Mamet acting as the catalyst that caused big Hollywood to recognize MMA and Jiu Jitsu as mainstream entertainment.

Photo Courtesy of LA Times and Sony Pictures Classics.