Jonah Hill is another A list celebrity that fell in love with BJJ. Besides being an actor, producer, director, screenwriter, comedian, and public figure, he can now call himself a BJJ athlete. He famously starred in Hollywood movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and Superbad.
Jonah has started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the recent years and already “can’t live without his BJJ GI anymore”. He describes his experience with BJJ as “humbling” and is happy that his friend persuaded him to give it a try.
Only time will tell if the two times Academy Award nominee will be as successful in Jiu Jitsu as he in the entertainment industry.
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Jonah Hill’s Jiu Jitsu Journey
Jonah didn’t have a good relationship to Jiu Jitsu and martial arts in the past since he sadly used to be bullied by Jiu Jitsu practitioners. Today he’s glad that he was able to overcome the negative feeling towards the sport and finally started training himself.
The actor takes his BJJ training seriously and tries to train 4 to 5 times a week.
He described his journey as “humbling” as he struggled to fight lighter but more experienced athletes.
At some point most BJJ practitioners get addicted to the sport and Jonah is no different as he states he “can’t live without his BJJ Gi anymore”.
Other Celebrities on Jonah Hill Training BJJ
Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo are glad Jonah Hill got into Jiu Jitsu:
It is good to see a great actor getting into BJJ. He was never known for being an athlete and didn’t start his BJJ journey at a young age. Therefore, he is a great role model for anyone that is hesitant to get into Jiu Jitsu.
Jonah is a great representative for the sport and we wish him all the best for 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