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Joe Rogan

Most famous currently for his podcast, Joe Rogan received his BJJ black belt in 2012 from Jean Jacques Machado.  He also received a black belt from his friend, Eddie Bravo, in 10th planet jiu-jiu.  He is also known for his work in stand-up comedy, UFC fight commentator, Host on Fear Factor, and much more.  Rogan started training BJJ in 1996 under Carlson Gracie in Hollywood after watching UFC 2.



Ashton Kutcher

Initially known for his role as Michael Kelso in That '70s Show, Kutcher started training in BJJ in 2012. 

He was recently promoted to brown belt by his professor Rigan Machado.


Mark Zuckerberg

Founder of Facebook and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now training in BJJ. 

Zuckerberg is currently a blue belt and has been training under Prof.

Dave Camarillo at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Academy. 

He recently told Joe Rogan on his podcast, "Jiu-Jitsu is the Best Sport."


Guy Richie 

Director and actor Guy Richie (Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) started training BJJ in the early 2000s after watching the documentary “Choke.”  He began training with Mauricio Gomes and then with Roger Gracie in London.  He received his black belt from Roger Gracie.


Russell Brand

Russell Brand started his training in 2016 and has been endorsing the art ever since. Brand is very open about the benefits of BJJ and how it has changed his life and talks about it a lot on his Youtube channel. He trains under Roger Gracie black belt Chris Gleere and was awarded his purple belt in 2021.


Dave Bautista

Bautista, a famous ex-WWE wrestler, and actor, has taken up BJJ and is currently a brown belt.


Tom Hardy

Hardy, a famous actor famous for his roles in The Dark Knight Rises, Venom, The Revenant, and many others, has recently competed at blue belt and smashed his competition.  He started training on and off after his 2011 role in Warrior before getting back into it in recent years.


Jason Statham

Statham trains BJJ seriously and is a purple belt under Renzo Gracie. 

He also trains under Roger Gracie in London.

He trains and spars like normal BJJ practitioners.

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