MMA, and especially Brazilian jiu jitsu, is extremely popular right now. So much so that many of today’s biggest professional athletic stars have started their own journey.
Over the span of the last few post we’ve been taking a closer look at this phenomenon. Our first post served as an introduction. Check it out by clicking here. Our last post covered Tim Tebow, Shaq, and other famous athletes.
Below we are going to round out the series with several more superstars who are getting mat time in. If you’re looking for something besides karate lessons in Raleigh, Gracie Raleigh has what you’re looking for! We’re the best BJJ, muay thai, and MMA gym in Raleigh, NC. Call us today to learn more.
More Athletes That Train in Jiu Jitsu
Kelly Slater is probably the most famous professional surfer in the world and he holds many different championships. Slater is also a long time practitioner of jiu jitsu. He has even trained with Rickson and Kron Gracie, as well as several other BJJ greats throughout his years in the sport.
Deron Williams is another NBA superstar that loves his combat sports. So much so that he even recently opened up his own MMA gym in Dallas TX. Even more, he plans to compete once his basketball playing days are over, and he’s also going to compete in a BJJ tournament in the near future.
Michael Westbrook is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He now spends his time competing on the BJJ competition circuit as a black belt. He’s even fought in the cage three times, and in his second match he had to fight UFC heavyweight Travis Browne. It seems that he has found a new home with MMA.
If you are searching for a new martial arts challenge in 2017, you should continue reading to see how Gracie Raleigh can meet your needs in 2017!
2017 Karate Lessons in Raleigh Can Be Boring! Try BJJ in 2017!
If you’re bored with regular karate lessons in Raleigh, maybe it’s time to consider a change in the new year. Why not try something different, fun and exciting in 2017? Gracie Raleigh can offer you all of this and more in 2017!
We’re the best martial arts gym in Raleigh for Brazilian jiu jitsu and muay thai training. We offer free classes with no obligation to join, and we also offer great kid’s classes as well. Our junior programs are perfect for girls and boys of all ages, and require no signed contracts.
If you’re ready to train at the best gym in Raleigh, or get into shape, give Gracie a call today to learn more.