Alex O’Loughlin, actor and star of the famous Hawaii Five-0 series, has recently been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt!
The promotion took part at the ADCC 2022 Open and O’Loughlin was promoted to black belt on the mats – with one of the people to his side being none other than Renzo Gracie.
The famous actor was at a loss for words and quite emotional after the black belt was tied around his waist:
I don’t know what to say. On behalf of my training partners, everyone whose been a part of my journey, thank you. I have to say it with all of my heart and all of my love.
Thank you to Egan Inoue for the first 10 years of my journey.
It’s one of the only things that I understand to be a purely solitary venture that requires everyone. It’s an honor.
O’Loughlin has been training with another Hawaii Five-0 star, Scott Caan, since the show started.
Caan, however, had quite a head start against his colleague; as he has been training Jiu-Jitsu for almost 20 years – and has earned his black belt in 2016, after around 15 years of training.
Both actors have been training under Enson Inoue, a BJJ and MMA legend.