New York Times Best Seller author Tim Ferriss is a graduate of Princeton University, speaks numerous languages, won championships in both wrestling and kickboxing, and is high level ballroom dancer. The 4-Hour Work Week writer shot a reality television series that was originally supposed to air on the HLN network, where he has 5 days to learn a new skill in each episode. The series is now available on Youtube.com.
In the 4th episode of the series, Ferriss ventured to New York City to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of multiple-time world champion Marcelo Garcia. Despite being a Division 1 NCAA wrestler, Ferriss takes his shares of bumps and bruises as he trains with Garcia, chess master and BJJ black belt Josh Waitzkin, and members of the ‘MG Dream Team.’