Gisele Bündchen Shows Off Her Jiu-Jitsu Skills with the Valente Brothers

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen shows off her jiu-jitsu skills in a new video; demonstrating throws, striking, and submissions whilst sporting a two stripe white belt.

Gisele is no stranger to combat sports – she’s dabbled in Boxing and Kung Fu over the years, but she’s taking her self-defense to new levels with her latest martial art. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as a style, was developed in her native home of Brazil and due to Bündchen being of Brazilian origins it is no surprise she would choose a Brazilian martial art.

Bündchen looks solid in her drilling sessions with the Valente Brothers in Florida; working on her striking, chokes, throws and submissions. The Valente family was originally taught by Helio Gracie, considered the godfather of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, so they know their stuff.

Gisele spoke about her decision in picking up jiu jitsu: “I believe the more tools we have in our toolbox the better. I feel stronger, more confidence and empowered since I started practicing self-defense. I feel it’s an important skill for all, but specially for us women.”

Bündchen is also the wife of American footballer Tom Brady, and they have been together for almost 16 years. Tom Brady was all about offense, but Gisele Bündchen is soon to be the master of the defense. The recently retired NFL QB Tom Brady was impressed whilst simultaneously being given a good scare with his wifes jiu jitsu reel and joked, “my days of leaving dishes in the sink are numbered.” The 7-time Super Bowl champion might need to be more careful!

Lucy Wynne

BJJ Purple Belt living in, London, England. I began training BJJ back in 2017, when I was at university, and have trained ever since. #OSS Instagram: @journowynne

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