Guy Ritchie trains Jiu-Jitsu with Roger Gracie
Although it seems like the line between mixed martial arts and Hollywood is increasingly getting blurred as more and more A-list celebrities like Vince Vaughn are being spotted in MMA and BJJ schools all over the country, there a quite few Hollywood notables who have already been on the bandwagon before it was “cool”.
In the following short interview, English director Guy Ritchie talks about his own journey in the art of Brazilian Jiutjitsu which is going on twenty years.
Starting off as a student of Maurico Gomes and then training under his son Roger Gracie back in England, Guy eventually attained the rank of black belt in 2015 under Renzo Gracie, although it was no easy feat he explains.
“My problem with Jiujitsu is I forget stuff, I’ve been training twenty years and I reckon I’ve forgotten eighteen years worth of it.”
Check out the rest of the interview as well as Guy rolling with a purple and Roger Gracie below.
Short interview with Guy Ritchie from the filming of my http://rogergracietv.com/ promo video. Always great to see him on the mat! #rogergracietv
Posted by Roger Gracie on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Guy Stuart Ritchie (born 10 September 1968) is an English filmmaker known for his crime films.
He directed his first film in 1995, a 20-minute short which impressed investors who backed his first feature film, the crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). He then directed another crime comedy, Snatch (2000). His next two films, the romantic comedy Swept Away (2002) and the crime drama Revolver (2005) were not commercial or critical successes. The next crime drama, RocknRolla (2008), received mixed reviews and a modest box office return. In 2009, he directed his first films in the action mystery genre, with Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). Both films were major box office successes, and the two films received positive, and moderately positive reviews, respectively. Ritchie has also directed the movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, set to be released in May 2017. [Source: Wiki]