35-year-old actor-comedian Jonah Hill is now a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner
Jonah revealed on his Instagram account that he is now learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Manhattan. He writes, “In high school the dudes who did Jui Jitzu used to beat the s–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.”
He was humbled when he was whipped around by a 12-year-old on his first week.
"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 Jitzu used to beat the shit 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 ass 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 ❤️"
Photo: LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Jonah Hill attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_008 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)