Joe Rogan knocks out opponent in Taekwondo tournament

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Joe Rogan is known as being one of the voices of the UFC as he has been a color commentator with the organization since 1997. However, he’s also a total bad ass.

Rogan began training in taekwondo at an early age and earned his black belt at the age of fifteen. He competed in his home state of Massachusetts and was a multiple time full contact state champion.

Shortly after the debut of the UFC, Rogan began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Carlos Gracie and later with Eddie Bravo. He has attained a black belt in Bravo’s system of no-gi jiu-jitsu and also a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Jean Jacques Machado.

More About Joe Rogan

A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. His fourth hour long comedy special Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High premiered on Comedy Central in November 2014.  Rogan previously starred in Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle (2012) released via his website, Talking Monkeys in Space (2009) on CD & DVD, and Joe Rogan Live (2007) on DVD.  Additionally, Rogan released the CDs Shiny Happy Jihad (2007) and I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday (2000).

Rogan is host of The Joe Rogan Experience, a long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes.  Fans can watch the podcast on Ustream and the podcast can also be heard on Sirius XM’s The Virus channel on Saturdays at Noon ET and Sundays at 5:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.


More About Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo (born Edgar Cano on May 15, 1970) is an American practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who holds a third degree black belt under Jean-Jacques Machado of the Machado family lineage. He is most famous for his win against Royler Gracie by triangle choke in the 2003 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling championships while still only a brown belt. Bravo is of Mexican descent.


More about Jean Jacques Machado

Jean Jacques Machado is one of the legends of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Regarded as one of Carlos Gracie Junior‘s top students in the 1980’s, a status cemented with his wins over several important grapplers of his generation, including BJJ superstar Wallid Ismail at the Copa Atlantica tournament in Brazil. Jean Jacques Machado continued his good form even after he moved to the United States to open his own academy, winning years later the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC).