Over the years jiu jitsu has become the refuge of many A listers – among them Guy Ritchie, Ashton Kutcher, Chuck Norris, Paul Walker, Scarlet Johanson and others. Looks like one of the most bankable young stars is also hooked by jiu jitsu.
Robert Pattinson who made his name by starring in Harry Potter and the Twighlight movies, and is new Batman (taking over from Ben Affleck) has been training BJJ since 2017
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Pattinson is estimated to be worth close to a 100 million $ thanks to his appearances in Harry Potter and Twilight franchises. He is currently preparing the next Batman movie where he will be taking over from Ben Afleck. The movie is set to be released in 2021.
Machado has a famous system for celebrities that reportedly involves:
“I created a new jiu jitsu system for people who can’t get hurt. It’s technical training. They learn jiu-jitsu and technically train, but it’s all safe. I created a type of jiu-jitsu for the Beverly Hills clientele. Competition, sparring… these guys can’t do that. I can’t even take a 1% chance of them getting hurt. I have 18 celebrities doing this program. Some guys have to sign disclosure agreements; others like Ashton Kutcher and Mickey Rourke come in regularly, while Usher comes in once and a while and Vin Diesel when he’s in town.”
Do your celebrity students that have limited sparring, still get promoted (belts) like the other regular BJJ players that spar all the time?
I have only promoted 1 of my celebrity students and he spars almost every day that he trains, about 3-4 times a week. The rest of the celebrity students stay at their belt rank unless they begin sparring consistently. Some of the celebrity students came from other academies with their belt rankings.
Also I should mention that people should be less concerned about others training methods and ranking and more worried about the time they spend on the mat themselves.