Celebrities training Jiu-Jitsu is always cool to see but learning about their promotions is even more cool. Chef Anthony Bourdain, who was encouraged to train by his blue belt wife Ottavia, has officially earned his first stripe in the gentle art.
Training under Igor Gracie at the GMA Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City, Bourdain has picked up a few tricks along the way to his promotion. Wife Ottavia is an active competitor and Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast who has brought on more than just her husband to the mats.
Check out some shots from Ottavia’s instagram showcasing the various techniques he’s worked over the time spent on the mats: