Ashton Kutcher is currently a Brown Belt in BJJ under Rigan Machado and has now spent more than 10 years training Jiu Jitsu. Combining his wrestling experience and BJJ skills make the celebrity a well-rounded and dangerous grappler.
The actor is widely known for his roles as Walden Schmidt in Two and a Half Men and Michael Kelso in That 70’s Show among other movie roles.
Check out Part 3 of our YouTube BJJ Celebrities Series, which also covers Ashton Kutcher’s complete Jiu Jitsu journey:
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Ashton Kutcher’s BJJ Journey
The actor grew up in Iowa where he collected wrestling experience in his younger years. In 2013 at the age of 35 years he started training BJJ and progressed through the belt ranks rather quickly:
- 2013: Kutcher started training BJJ under Rigan Machado
- Early 2014: Graduation to Blue Belt
- Late 2014: Graduation to Purple Belt
- Late 2019: Graduation to Brown Belt
The following video shows Ashton Kutcher’s Brown Belt Promotion through Rigan Machado:
How good is Ashton Kutcher at Jiu Jitsu?
Ashton’s true BJJ expertise was doubted for a while as he progressed through the ranks quickly achieving his Purple Belt in less than 2 years.
On top of that he never competed and trains under Rigan Machado who offers a special celebrity training system called “Flow Jiu Jitsu” that doesn’t involve hard sparring.
Nevertheless, Rigan Machado doesn’t hand out Brown Belts for nothing. Kutcher must be a skilled Jiu Jitsu practitioner that is able to prove his skills through sparring to have the honor to be graduated.
Joe Rogan, who is a BJJ Black Belt himself, vouches for Ashton Kutcher’s Jiu Jitsu skills:
“If Ashton Kutcher got a Purple Belt from Rigan Machado, that shit is legit.”
Additionally, the following video shows Ashton Kutcher sparring Craig Jones, a professional grappler and Jiu Jitsu world champion:
Ashton Kutcher is a great actor and martial artist. Becoming a Brown Belt under Rigan Machado is not an easy task and has to be earned every step of the way.
If the actor keeps doing what he is doing, we have no doubt that he will be a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in the future.
Check out our complete list of BJJ celebrities:
Tom Hardy | Keanu Reeves | Jason Statham | Ed O’Neill | Demi Lovato | Russell Brand | Maynard James Keenan | Ashton Kutcher | Guy Ritchie | Jonah Hill | Joe Rogan | Chuck Norris | Jason Momoa | Mario Lopez | Joey Diaz | Jim Carrey | Henry Cavill | Charlie Hunnam | Millie Bobby Brown | Shaquille O’Neal | Dave Bautista | Vin Diesel | Robert Pattinson | Kelly Slater