Joe Rogan with devistating KO in virtual reality boxing match

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Joe Rogan has been around martial arts for most of his life, has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry, and has gained a ton of popularity through his work with the UFC as their primary color commentator.  He was the host of Fear Factor, is a stand-up comedian, and also hosts one of today’s hottest podcasts, The Joe Rogan Experience.

Some people don’t realize the extent of Rogan’s martial arts experience which began at a very young age with him taking up the Korean art of Taekwondo.  It was evident early on that Rogan was talented and not only did he earn a black belt but he competed on the national level finding quite a bit of success and even becoming the national champion.  As Rogan got older his interest in the martial arts only increased as he discovered the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and eventually became very involved with 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo whom he earned a black belt under.

With Rogan’s ever-increasing popularity the question that begs to be answered is, “does he possess legitimate skills?” The answer is a resounding yes and not only verified as evidenced by his past achievements but also by an abundance of videos of him training.

In the video below we get to see a glimpse of Rogan’s boxing skills as he takes on a Russian opponent in a bout of virtual fisticuffs.  Although what we see is obviously a game taking place in the living room, the skillset displayed is undeniable.  Check Rogan out below as he competes against an unnamed Russian opponent and attacks with a flurry of combinations and fluid movement.

 

 

Joe Rogan knocking out a Russian in VR.

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Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…