Joe Rogan isn’t just familiar with fighting from outside the octagon. The UFC commentator proved it Tuesday night when he was promoted to black belt by his Jiu-Jitsu professor Eddie Bravo.
In the video, you get to see the exact moment when Eddie Bravo calls a stop to the No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu class to make a short announcement, catching the comedian/actor/commentator off guard but not unprepared, as the impromptu speech he made seemed as thoughtful as if it had been on the script for a movie.
Starting with a lesson he learned from his childhood taekwondo teacher by saying, “Martial arts are a vehicle for developing your human potential,” Rogan goes on to make a heartfelt statement of the importance of Jiu-Jitsu as a tool for human betterment, summing up what the gentle art means to him: “Nothing in my life has ever put in face with reality better than Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu has been one of the most valuable tools I have ever had in my life.”
Watch the full video to check out his and Eddie Bravo’s speeches in their entirety.