Original Article: Northern Beaches Jiu-Jitsu
The list of celebrities who train BJJ is growing at a rate of knots!
That is simple, it is fun, practical, a great mental & physical workout, and most importantly it is safe. The fact that the following list of celebrities are willing to train while in the height of their careers shows just how safe it is to train BJJ.
The standup comedian and UFC commentator is a 10th Planet black belt. Moreover, he trains under his best friend Eddie Bravo and hosts his podcast regularly featuring MMA and BJJ stars.
Believe it or not, Al Bundy is a black belt! Ed O’Neill received his black belt from the legendary Rorion Gracie.
She has been seen training under Orlando Sanchez. Moreover, she is also visiting Renzo Gracie’s academy in New York.
This movie director is a long-time practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Moreover, he is a black belt who regularly trains one-on-one with Roger Gracie. He even makes this martial art popular by practising it with his crew before the shooting.
Ashton Kutcher is one of the higher-ranked practitioners. This famous actor is a purple belt under Rigan Machado.
Tom Hardy, the English actor and producer, is a less known martial art practitioner. He is often seen training with the REORG Foundation, helping veterans discover BJJ to help combat the challenges they face.
The Matrix star is a long-time BJJ practitioner he is often pictured training with the Machado brothers.
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The front-man of Tool and A Perfect Circle started training in the ’90s and is still practising BJJ regularly. He began his training at a Rickson Gracie school in 2015.
The actress took up BJJ when preparing for her role as Harley Quinn in the movie Suicide Squad. Moreover, she spent three times a week on the mat practising BJJ and even did all the stunts in Suicide Squad herself.
He is a long-time student under the legendary UFC fighter Royce Gracie.
He is a brown belt under Royce Gracie.
Jason Statham has been part of this world for over 12 years. Jason started training with his good friend Guy Ritchie.
This beautiful blonde has trained a lot of MMA and BJJ in preparation for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel films and also looks very attractive in her Gi.
Mel Gibson was a Rorion Gracie student when preparing for Lethal Weapon. It’s not surprising to see Gibson choking out Gary Busey with a triangle choke at the end of the film.
The American surfer is a blue belt. Slater trains regularly at AOJ and Studio 540. He is quoted as saying “Put your kids into Jiu Jitsu before other sports”.
He is training with the legendary Roger Gracie.
Is a student of Rigan Machado. Snipes is a black belt in several martial arts and has been training martial arts since he was 12.