Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular among the Hollywood A list celebrities. Famous people that train or have trained in BJJ include Ashton Kutcher, Prince Jackson (son of Michael Jackson), Marlon Wayans, Freddie Prinze Jr, Shaquille O’neal, Paul Walker, Scott Caan, Vince Vaughn, Henry Cavill etc.. The list goes on and on.
Russell Brand is known for several things, among them his stand up comedy, acting and former alliance with pop singer Katy Perry.
He’s the latest Brit to have joined the BJJ band wagon. He has been training with BJJ with the Gracie brother, Ryron and Rener and also in England.
He also recently drained his own cauliflower ear:
and here’s what he revealed about his bjj experience.
I had to overcome my fear about getting smashed. It’s good to learn about how to channel your aggression. Life is struggle and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches you how to deal with it.
Here is what he said to Joe Rogan:
“I, like you, believe in the possibility of change… What happened to me really is I hit 40 and I thought right now I know a bunch of things… It’s a personal version of spirituality. That’s what I’ve found. William Blake the great English poet says each artist must find his own religion. We have to find out own way, what works for you is not gonna be the same as what works for me ”
Brand elaborated: “There are ways where we are collective but there are ways where we are individuals. So I gotto educate myself. I’m gonna have to do things that mean something to me. Part of that is me doing my own small fragile brittle way brazilian jiu-jitsu. I’ve never done stuff like that before. Live in your body, be in there and go “
Brand went on to give his club a shout out:
“Go into RGA BUCKS MARLOW GENESIS GYM, giving them a drop because they’re all such huge fans of your show”
He added: “I go in there and I do sessions with Chris the titanium skeleton of a man,beats me up he can cause pain in ways…How is he even doing that?! And when I try to do the stuff back it doesn’t work. Or puts me in my body a different way. “
I was scared at first…
Posted by Russell Brand on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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