Russell Brand Promoted to Purple Belt from Chris Cleere

British actor, comedian and activist Russell Brand has received his purple belt from Roger Gracie Black Belt Chris Cleere. Brand was awarded his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt back in July 2019, under Roger Gracie Black Belt Kev Capel at RGA Bucks with Mauricio Gomes and Roger Gracie also in

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WATCH: Royce Gracie Try to Break Arm After Tap on UFC 2

WATCH this high intensity scramble on UFC 2 between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie and American MMA fighter – Jason Delucia. DeLucia practiced the Five Animals style of Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Judo. He is remembered by UFC enthusiasts for being in the very first fight (and the very

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Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. Promoted to Purple Belt by Jean Jacques Machado

Freddie Prinze Jr., one of the biggest television and movie stars of the 90s and early 2000s, has leveled up in jiu-jitsu. On Thursday, the actor announced that legendary jiu-jitsu player and instructor Jean Jacques Machado has promoted Prinze to the rank of purple belt in BJJ. View this post

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Video: Rapper Action Bronson Trains Jiu-Jitsu With ADCC Champion Orlando Sanchez

Recently, rapper and TV host Action Bronson posted a short video of himself training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. On Wednesday, Action Bronson released the latest episode of his show “F*ck That’s Delicious” in which he learns from and trains jiu-jitsu with accomplished grappling competitor Orlando Sanchez. The episode was posted on

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Rapper Action Bronson Loses 140lbs and Starts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When March 2020 came around, rapper Action Bronson (real name Ariyan Arslani) decided it was time for a change – right at the beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, Bronson has lost 140lbs (64kg) – an insane amount of weight. Entwined into his lifestyle change, the rapper has also

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Demi Lovato Speaks About Jiu Jitsu being “Meditative” and “Empowering”

The hype of celebrities jumping on board the jiu jitsu train has increased over the past decade, and the sport is gaining more recognition now – in terms of global and celebrity – than it ever has done before. Grappling Insider also looked into 10 BJJ Celebrity Black Belts, and

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Joseph Baena, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Starts BJJ

Arnold Schwarzenegger is easily the most recognizable bodybuilder of all time, so it’s no surprise that at least one of his children is considering following in the seven-time Mr. Olympia‘s footsteps. Schwarzenegger‘s fifth child, 23-year-old Joseph Baena, has decided to take on that challenge; no doubt he clearly inherited his

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Megadeth Guitarist Dave Mustaine Promoted to Purple Belt in BJJ Aged 59

Heavy metal guitarist Dave Mustaine was promoted to purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a few days ago at Gracie Barra Spring Hill from his coach Reggie Almeida. Mustaine is renowned as the original lead guitarist of 80’s American heavy metal band Metallica, and is the current vocalist and lead guitarist

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