Resurfaced Video Reveals Paul Walker Was A Big Fan Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Resurfaced Video Reveals Paul Walker Was A Big Fan Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Paul Walker, famous for his action-packed roles in “Fast and Furious”, also loved Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (and was a brown belt)!

Not many people knew about his passion for BJJ until a video came out, showing him at a UFC event.
In the video, he talks about how much he likes BJJ and its importance in MMA fights.

Walker shared his thoughts, saying:

Bottom line is I want to see a submission tonight.

I think without Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I think UFC would be incomplete.
And I just want to see a good fight. I like the ground game, so I want to see a submission.


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Walker wasn’t just a fan; he was also practicing BJJ and had reached the brown belt level before he passed away.
After his passing, he was awarded the black belt by his instructor:

As I reflect back on his life, I remember one of our first conversations.

Sitting in our gis on the mat, Paul was like many white belts; he wanted to know about becoming a black belt. I told him that at Paragon we don’t give away black belts.
I said that I didn’t care who he was, I was not giving him a “celebrity black belt”.

He loved that! He said that he knew that he was starting late (he was 31), but he was determined to become a black belt.
He said: “I will get my black belt, even if I need to get it in my coffin.”

Now in the wake of his death, I would like to award Paul Walker the black belt that he wanted so much during his life.