If you are like most people, when you are looking for an effective workout you look to celebrity trainers for advice and inspiration. After all, celebrities often have the hardest, fittest physiques and their jobs depend on looking great and being in shape for whatever their next role demands. One of the hottest trends in celebrity fitness today is the Brazilian art of Jiu Jitsu. Celebrities who train jiu jits know how effective this workout is at keeping both their minds and their bodies fit and may inspire you to give it a go yourself. Here are just a few celebrities who train jiu jits to encourage you to find a jiu jitsu academy or club in your area.
1. Joe Rogan
Known for his comedic abilities and acting talent, Joe Rogan is a dedicated jiu jitsu student and enthusiast. Often ringside offering his views and insight during bouts, Rogan is a frequent commentator in the UFC arena.
2. Ed O’Neill
Whether you know him as Al Bundy from Married With Children or Jay Pritchett, Ed O’Neill is a terrific leading man with a swagger and tough as nails attitude. Perhaps the confidence and boldness O’Neill brings to these characters is a direct result of his jiu jitsu training and the confidence and strength the sport provides.
3. Chuck Norris
No list of tough guys would be complete without Chuck Norris. An avid martial arts enthusiast, Norris has trained jiu jitsu for many years. Norris’s ability to remain young, vital, strong and healthy decade after decade is a testament to the benefits of martial arts practice and training.
4. Guy Ritchie
Screenwriter and filmmaker Guy Ritchie holds a brown belt in jiu jitsu. Pursuing martial arts training since the age of seven, Guy is a great example of how martial arts can be a lifelong activity.
5. Ice T
No doubt, Ice T is one of the toughest guys in music and entertainment. An avid boxer and jiu jitsu student, Ice T is often seen at UFC bouts.
6. Wesley Snipes
Lead action man Wesley Snipes enjoys a variety of martial arts including jiu jitsu. One look at his physique shows what years of dedication and training can do.
7. Naomi Watts
Power and beauty are not mutually exclusive as Naomi Watts proves in her pursuit of jiu jitsu training. Training for years, Watts proves the sport is for both genders and has something to offer to everyone.
8. Paul Walker used to train at Paragon
9. Asthon Kutcher is currently training at Rigan Machado
10. Anthony Bourdain is currently training at Renzo Gracie’s Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy
11. Tim Tebow used to train at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
13. Milla Jovovich
14. Keanu Reeves ( Trained for the movie John Wick )