Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is for people of all stature interested in performing the art. Even well-known celebrities love and practice BJJ! Below are some well know personalities whom you may have seen or heard in movies, television shows, and on the radio. Did you know that all of these celebrities (and more) enjoy practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the many benefits it can provide?
A Television personality best known for his shows Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, where his dry sense of humor, knowledgeable palate, and willingness to try just about anything, shine. You may not have been aware that Bourdain is also a huge fan of practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (unless of course, you’ve seen the Parts Unknown episode dedicated to it). It should also be noted that he’s married to a BJJ master, who introduced him to the sport.
Naomi Watts is an actress who stays in shape by practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. With a long filmography under her belt, it’s no wonder she uses BJJ and other forms of martial arts to stay in shape.
As a famous British actor known for his intense movie roles, Jason Statham practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (which should come as no surprise, now that we’ve mentioned it). A background in BJJ sure didn’t hurt when he auditioned for the many action-packed thrillers he’s now been a part of during his acting career.
A former Disney Channel starlet who has moved on to dominate Top 40 radio and the pop world, Demi Lovato keeps in shape by practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, when she’s not belting out the hits on a world tour. With powerhouse vocals, you need a powerhouse workout routine to go along… so Brazilian Jiu Jitsu only makes sense!
How could I complete this article without having mentioned the infamous Chuck Norris? As an actor, film producer, and well-respected martial artist, what can’t Chuck Norris do? No, really. We’re dying to know.
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