At the turn of the New Year one common saying is ” New Year, New Me.” Eight out of ten people make new year resolutions that revolve around getting healthy. Whether that is losing some extra pounds or getting mentally healthy, fitness is at the core of it.
In recent years Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become more popular with Hollywood celebrities like Demi Lovato, Mel Gibson, Tom Hardy, Keanu Reeves and many more. Demi Lovato for example has used BJJ to better herself and fight her drug addiction. Jonah Hill on the other hand, is using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to get mentally healthy.
Hill recently posted on his Instagram that he was bullied in High School by BJJ guys. He says:
I started Brazilian Jiu Jitzu 2 months ago and try and train 4 or 5 times a week. In high school the dudes who did Jiu Jitsu used to beat the sh*t out of us at parties so it turned me off to it as an idea growing up. But quietly I always thought it was a beautiful art form .
At 35 , I try and get over the stuff that made me feel weak and insecure as a teenager. It’s just wasted time and lessons you’ll never learn. Trying to let go of that. Nothing more humbling than getting your as$ kicked by a 12 year old your first week . Got my first stripe today. I know it sounds corny but it’s pretty dope to jump in and do stuff you’d never think you’d be able to do. Much respect to Sensai Josh and @clockworkbjj and Anthony for getting me into it ❤️ 🥋
After receiving his first stripe its clear that Jonah Hill likes the lifestyle. It teaches you Honor, Respect and Discipline. We hope that he is able to stick with it and remember that it is never too late to start your own BJJ Journey.