Back in November of last year, Canadian comedian Russell Peters took the plunge into the rough waters of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
In fact, not only did he dive into the art, he did so under one of its biggest names, red and black coral belt Jean Jacques Machado.
The REAL Russell Peters is now part of the BJJ family!
Peters took a bit of time off after getting started, but according to a recent Instagram post, he is ready to get back on the mats and start working towards that first stripe.
Best of all, he’s getting back into it alongside a good friend of his, Jean Jacques Machado BJJ black belt and fellow comedian, Joe Rogan.
Rogan, who trains under veteran no-gi grappler and EBI founder Eddie Bravo (himself a Jean Jacques black belt), has apparently also been absent from gi training.
Have any of you taken a bit too much time off from jiu-jitsu? If so, maybe it’s time to take a page out of Russell Peters’ book and get back on the mats.