Famous BJJ Practitioners
Ashiko WestguardAshiko Westguard, the Canadian actress, and model is training with AJ Agazarm. It has been claimed that Ashiko knows how to triangle choke anyone.
Millie Bobby BrownMillie, the English actress and model known for the TV Show Stranger Things, is a black belt. What’s more, she has been awarded her 2nd stripe at Phoenix MMA by her instructor Trevor, who is a black belt under the famous Terere.
This famous TV personality was a blue belt under Igor Gracie and an IBJJF gold medalist. He was probably the hottest topic in the BJJ world. Anthony won his division at the IBJJF New York Open and regularly trained at Renzo’s academy with his wife Ottavia.
Nicolas CageThis famous actor definitely deserves a place on this list. In fact, he’s a long-time student under the legendary Royce Gracie.
Rikki RockettThis is one of the highest-ranking BJJ celebrity and a 2nd-degree black belt. This drummer has been part of various tournaments, such as Pan Americans in 2010. Moreover, he trains under Renato Magno at Street Sports Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He’s an avid student since 1998 and really knows how to roll on the mat.
Jenna MarblesJenna Marbles, the famous YouTube personality, has even a popular video featuring her and her blue belt boyfriend training BJJ. Hence, lots of young people are influenced and inspired to take up this sport. Russell Brand Russell Brand, the English comedian, actor, and activist has long been a fan of BJJ. Furthermore, he started training it and even mentioned that in one of the best JRE podcasts.
This amazing standup comedian and UFC commentator is a 10th Planet black belt. Moreover, he trains under his best friend Eddie Bravo and hosts his own podcast regularly featuring MMA and BJJ stars.
Tori SpellingThis famous actress, known for the 90’s version of Beverly Hills, has donned the Gi under Jean Jacques Machado. Likewise, her children are also training under the Machados.
Jonathan LipnickiThis famous American actor and producer is a purple belt and regularly competes in local tournaments and the IBJJF competition. What you probably didn’t know is that his family is actually involved in MMA owning an MMA promotion. What’s more, Jonathan’s mum is a blue belt.
Clark GreggThis American actor is a black belt in BJJ under Renato Magno of Street Sports BJJ. In fact, he was a brown belt for 2 years under Magno. He claimed that BJJ helps him relax from his hectic life.
Jim CarreyYou might be surprised to read that the famous Jim Carrey is on this list. He is actually a brown belt under Royce Gracie. Moreover, he was seen training in the Jorge Gurgel’s MMA gym.
Herman LiThe British-Chinese musician, Herman Li, is a purple belt in BJJ and was a judo black belt before. Likewise, he was training with Zoltan Bathory and still takes mats when being on tour.
This popular actor became a hot topic in the BJJ world a few years ago after his appearance in pictures with Rigan Machado. Ashton was a college wrestler and he is now a passionate devotee to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.