Wagner Moura, famous movie, television, and stage actor has been promoted to Jiu-Jitsu brown belt!
He was promoted by his long-time coach and friend, Rigan Machado, who shared the news via social media:
Congratulations my brother Wagner Moura (brown belt) BJJ!
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Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, Moura has achieved widespread international fame for his portrayal of Captain (later Colonel) Roberto Nascimento, protagonist of the highly successful film Elite Squad (2007) and its sequel, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010).
He also played the lead role of Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series “Narcos“, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
Moura has been training Jiu-Jitsu for many years. You can see him rolling with BJJ legend Royler Gracie in this awesome video from Hywel Teague’s BJJ Hacks.
In this video, Royler shares his thoughts and feelings about the importance of competition and describes how his father Helio Gracie helped foster the competitive spirit in his sons.
He also explains how his goals in Jiu-Jitsu have changed with age and how jiu-jitsu continues to improve and affect his life after 47 years in the game.
Check it out: