Super Model and Actress Kate Upton has been training BJJ for the past few months and she has told Jimmy Fallon that she is obsessed with Jiu-Jitsu.
She was recently given her first stripe on the white belt and she proudly displayed the moment on her IG:
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Upton’s instructor, “Coach J,” stated about his student:
“I am very proud and honored to have @kateupton as a student. She is one of the hardest workers in the room, expects nothing but gives everything in every training session. From rolling 10 hard rds to sparring Muay Thai for a hour she is the definition of a fighter. Congratulations on your first stripe”
Upton is far from the first celebrity or model, the huge star Irina Shayk also loves training Jiu-Jitsu:
The 27-year-old supermodel showed the host Jimmy Fallon a technique from her classes, emphasizing that she only had one stripe in BJJ so was not safety-certified.
‘Just make sure to tap if you feel panicked. I don’t know my limits.”