Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has added one other string to his bow after successful gold and silver medals in his first ever jiu-jitsu match.
The 38-year-old tech billionaire competed on Saturday in Redwood City, California, for the Guerrilla jiu-jitsu workforce, with which he trains.
He shared the spectacular information together with his 11.3 million Instagram followers together with pictures of him posing together with his coaches and tussling with opponents on the bottom.
“Competed in my first jiu-jitsu tournament and won some medals 🥇🥈 for the Guerrilla jiu-jitsu team. Thanks to @davecamarillo @khaiwu @intense0ne for training me!” Zuckerberg captioned the put up.
The photos additionally confirmed Zuckerberg sporting a pair of shorts gifted to him by blended martial arts champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Professional fighter, Khai “the Shadow” Wu, who can be considered one of Zuckerberg’s coaches, was among the many many well-known fighters congratulating him within the feedback.
“Yesterday getting to see Zuck compete was pretty epic. No match was easy and everything was earned. It was an honour to be able to help coach and offer any advice I could,” he stated.
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor wrote, “Yo!!! F***ing awesome Mark”, whereas five-time world jiu-jitsu champion, Brazilian Bernardo Faria, stated: “Amazing!!! Half guard, arm-bars, triangle! Super cool!”
American tv host Mario Lopez additionally commented with three hearth emojis.
Zuckerberg replied to a number of of the feedback, together with a hands-raised emoji to the fighter Gabriel Marangoni, who had posted: “Honoured to ref your matches. Warrior.”
The Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Academy, the place Zuckerberg’s coaches Dave Camarillo and James Terry work, is predicated in San Jose and provides coaching programmes starting from “youth fundamentals” to “adult advanced” for these seeking to compete within the sport.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is turning into more and more common among the many movie star circuit, with some having performed it for years, together with comic and activist Russell Brand, comic and podcaster Joe Rogan and actor Tom Hardy.