Even though it was his Swingers co-star who portrayed a mixed martial artist, Vince Vaughn fell in love with Brazillian jiu-jitsu and recently earned his blue belt.
As reported by the Jiu-Jitsu Times, Vaughn studies under Rener Gracie, who posted a photo on Thursday of the actor and himself celebrating Vaughn’s graduation.
When asked for comment by the Jiu-Jitsu Times, Gracie told them that this not just a cool thing for Vaughn to do as a hobby.
We have many celebrity students, but Vince is by far one of the most committed when it comes to attendance and his appreciation for the beauty of jiu-jitsu.
Yesterday, Vince Vaughn earned his blue belt. He began with us in Feb 2016 and he’s been training consistently for 2 years. Occasionally he would need to travel to film a movie, but he always finds a place to train on the road. Vince is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and always takes time to connect with other students on and off the mat. We’re honored to train him and his kids, and if I had to bet I’d say he’s in it for life! @samfernandez310 @ryrongracie @marleyndaddy @gracieuniversityhq
Original Story: Jiu-Jitsu Times