Fb 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 Metropolis, California, for the Guerrilla jiu-jitsu group, with which he trains.
He shared the spectacular information along with his 11.3 million Instagram followers together with pictures of him posing along with his coaches and tussling with opponents on the bottom.
“Competed in my first jiu-jitsu match and gained some medals 🥇🥈 for the Guerrilla jiu-jitsu group. Because of @davecamarillo @khaiwu @intense0ne for coaching me!” Zuckerberg captioned the submit.
The photographs additionally confirmed Zuckerberg sporting a pair of shorts gifted to him by combined martial arts champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Skilled fighter, Khai “the Shadow” Wu, who can also be one among Zuckerberg’s coaches, was among the many many well-known fighters congratulating him within the feedback.
“Yesterday attending to see Zuck compete was fairly epic. No match was simple and every part was earned. It was an honour to have the ability to assist coach and supply any recommendation I may,” he mentioned.
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor wrote, “Yo!!! F***ing superior Mark”, whereas five-time world jiu-jitsu champion, Brazilian Bernardo Faria, mentioned: “Wonderful!!! Half guard, arm-bars, triangle! Tremendous cool!”
American tv host Mario Lopez additionally commented with three fireplace 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, relies in San Jose and presents coaching programmes starting from “youth fundamentals” to “grownup superior” for these trying to compete within the sport.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is turning into more and more fashionable among the many celeb circuit, with some having executed it for years, together with comic and activist Russell Model, comic and podcaster Joe Rogan and actor Tom Hardy.