Which Professional Athletes Train in BJJ?

martial arts in Raleigh NCWelcome back to our next post on the professional athletes that are currently training in BJJ. If you haven’t been following along, you might have missed our last post. Check it out by clicking here. It serves as an intro to this short series.

Today we’re going to take a closer look at some of the most popular athletes who are donning gis and rolling on the mat. Are you ready to take your training seriously? Is so, call Gracie Raleigh today. We offer the most affordable classes for martial arts in Raleigh NC. We even offer free classes for beginners. Call today with any questions, or click here to get started with BJJ, muay thai, MMA, and more!

Professional Athletes Who Train in BJJ

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow was a college football standout. He had a short stint in the NFL and is now trying his hand at playing professional baseball. But did you know that he was a BJJ enthusiast? Reports from NFL.com say that Tebow trained at Gracie Academy in Torrance, California, in 2012. He even got some rolling time in with Ryron Gracie and former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub.

John Baker

John Baker is best known for his time as a Major League catcher for the Chicago Cubs. These days he’s a serious competitor on the BJJ circuit. During his first ever grappling tournament last fall, he brought home a gold medal in the NAGA’s heavyweight division. His current rank – blue belt!

Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal

Shaq is a NBA legend. He’s won a lot of championships and he has the rings to prove it. He enjoys training in boxing, BJJ, and other martial arts styles. In fact, he was recently seen working on his ground game with UFC’s Nate Diaz.

Who are the other popular athletes that roll? Check out part two by clicking here. If you’re looking for a new martial arts challenge, or just want to take your training to the next level, keep reading to see how Gracie Raleigh can help you become the best.

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