10 Celebrities Who Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Regularly


One of the hottest trends in celebrity fitness today is the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Over the years, we’ve seen quite a few famous faces training it, however the practice is nothing new. President Roosevelt trained Jiu-Jitsu to lose 20 pounds prior to the election of 1904.

You’ll be surprised at some of the names on this list.

1- Ed O´Neil

Modern Family´s Ed O’Neil has been a trained under Rorion Gracie for almost 20 years. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

2- Jim Carrey

He is crazy, funny guy but he is also surprisingly skilled. Jim Carrey holds the rank of brown belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Some people saw him at Jorge Gurgel´s academy.


3 – Ashton Kutcher

He’s a funny guy, but he could easily throw you out! The two and half Man just received his Blue Belt last year. He is currently training at Rigan Machado

Ashton-Kutcher Jiu Jitsu


4 – Nicolas Cage

He is an actor that can really roll on the mat. Nicolas Cages trains Jiu-Jitsu under the UFC champion Royce Gracie.



 5 – Naomi Watts

The beautiful actress trains Jiu-Jitsu for years, proving that sport is for both sexes and has something to offer for everyone.

Naomi Watts

6 – Milla Jocovish

The kickass action actress from Resident Evil trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Milla Jocovish

7- Joe Rogan
Known for his comedic abilities and acting talent, Joe Rogan is a dedicated black belt Jiu-Jitsu student under Eddie Bravo and Jean Jacques Machado.

8 – Anthony Bourdain

Emmy winner Anthony Bourdain is addicted to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he trains at Renzo Gracie’s Academy.

Anthony Bourdain and Rener Gracie


9 – Chuck Norris
No list of tough guys would be complete without Chuck Norris. An avid martial arts enthusiast, Norris was introduced to Jiu-Jitsu by Helio Gracie and has trained for many years with the Machado brothers.

10 – Guy Ritchie
Screenwriter and filmmaker Guy Ritchie holds a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Guy is a great example of how martial arts can be a lifelong activity; he is training since the age of seven.


Guy Ritchie jiu jitsu


Chatting with Rener Gracie

Read the full text of our exclusive interview with Rener Gracie, co-creator of Gracie Bullyproof

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  1. What’s up i am kevin, it’s my first occasion to commenting anywhere, great article about Jiu-Jitsu and who trains it. I like how you portrayed as an sport practice instead of fight technic

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  3. Once I saw Ed O´Neil training, he is a real cool guy. After rolling he took his time to take some pictures with fans. I thought that was nice of him, he was all sweated and tired but he kept it cool.

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