Comedian Russell Peters has been doing bjj for quite some time! We first heard about it back in January of last year when he suited up alongside fellow comedian Joe Rogan.
Funny man Peters has long been the brains behind amazing stand up specials and other comedy work – much of it can be viewed on his yt channel:
He recently shared on the Sam Roberts show
I’m training jiu-jitsu three four times a week now yeah.
When prompted where Peters clarified:
“With Jean Jacques Machado in LA… I love it. I just got my blue belt 6 months ago. I trained with Renzo one day and I trained with Rickson one day.”
when I’m at parties or clubs or bars and I see, you know, people, knuckleheads and I’m looking at what he’s wearing … I’m like I could take his sleeves, I could take his jacket. I’m looking at everything on him now.”
Peters also got challenged in the Philippines of all places:
” Then the guy walks around to me and he’s like hey are you Russell Peters and I’m like yeah. And he puts his hand out so I shake his hand but I could see in his face he’s a d*ck yeah so he goes get the
f*ck out of here and I go no I’m not leaving alright and and he goes what are you doing here motherf*cker. Not like hey motherf*ckers – like right, what are you doing your motherf*cker and then I got really mad and I was like fine enough I’m here f**king your mother and I’m holding his hand really tight now because I’m looking at him cuz I’m sitting down he’s standing up and then he goes
“Oh you’re uh you’re a hard hand shaker, you’re a firm handshake”. I go I do Jiu Jitsu he goes – so do i oh let’s see who has the best jiu jitsu. As soon as he said it I pulled his arm straight through my legs up and put him in an armbar!”
“and then now he tried to fall forward and I kicked him right in his face!”