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Monday - 09/01/2014

Celebrity jiu-jitsu

I always find it interesting when I hear about celebrities or other well known people practicing jiu-jitsu. I stumbled across a jiu-jitsu wiki entry that listed the following famous bjj practitioners:

Entertainers

Musicians

Sportspersons

  • Pete Loncarevich (professional BMX racer from 1980—1994): 2nd degree black belt under Joe Moreira.

Writers/Directors

  • David Mamet (Author/Film Director)[22]
  • John Milius (Writer/Film Director): Has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1992 and co-designed the UFC octagon with Rorion Gracie with whom he is a close friend. [23] [24]
  • Guy Ritchie (Writer/Film Director) was a student of Roger Brooking at the Budokwai, where he also trained in Shotokan since he was 14. Guy Ritchie is now a purple belt under Renzo Gracie.[25]

Who I would not want to roll with out of this list:

  1. Michael Clarke Duncan: This guy is a bus and he has a blue belt. I’d tap if he just took mount and laid there.
  2. Jim Carrey: He’s like Gumby. You can’t pull an armbar if he can already hyper extend it himself.
  3. Steve Irwin (RIP): This guy could hold the back of a crocodile. Enough said.

On another note, Sean Patrick Flanery did a good job in the movie Boondock Saints. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out.

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  4. Sam Said,

    Hi, you can add in “Sportpersons” BIXENTE LIZARAZU ex french profesional soccer player (champion of the world with France at the 1998 soccer world cup) Bixente wins this year his category on the Eurpean brazilian jiu jitsu open in Lisboa (Portugal)

  5. Jiu jitsu dummy Said,

    Nice piece of information here. It is good to hear famous people do practice the same martial arts as me.

    I am planning to be an actor soon. Just kidding. I am training hard for my next competition.

  6. OC Said,

    Alex Varkatzas from the band Atreyu. Blue belt from Cleber Luciano in Huntington Beach, CA. Trains Muay Thai. Won his kickboxing exhibition debut.

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