As Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners and foodies all over the world are aware, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is a huge jiu-jitsu aficionado.
Bourdain — who was once both a heavy smoker and drug user — got involved in the art thanks to his ex-wife Ottavia. He is now obsessed with BJJ, practicing it wherever he happens to be filming.
Shortly before he got his blue belt, Anthony Bourdain found his way into Istanbul and rolled at one of Turkey’s major gyms, Corvos Combat.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this article mistakenly claimed the pictures were taken recently. In actuality, they were taken well over a year ago. The Jiu-Jitsu Times apologizes for the mistake.
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