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Mark Zuckerberg enters his first Jiu Jitsu competition, wins medal

LockerRoom Team
07 May 2023

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and CEO of Meta Platforms, has now competed in and won a BJJ tournament.

Not only did Zuckerberg have the guts to step on the mats in the first place, but he also showed some skill at the end of the day. He was able to bring home two medals in gi and no gi Jiu-Jitsu, both in the white belt master 2 lightweight division. He also represented Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu at the event, the same squad created and led by legendary Judo and BJJ black belt Dave Camarillo.

Zuckerberg himself shared the news on Facebook today.

“Competed in my first jiu jitsu tournament and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu team. Thanks to Dave Camarillo, Khai Wu, and James Terry for training me!” he wrote on Facebook.

Earlier, Tom Hardy had made headlines by winning medals at Jiu Jitsu competitions.

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Celebrities that learn BJJ are more competitive, but Zuckerberg remains one of the most renowned people to ever foot on the mats.

While it may seem strange for someone of his stature to enter a tournament, Mark Zuckerberg has previously shown his enthusiasm for both BJJ and MMA. While he has only been practising in the sport for a short time, Facebook has been encouraging its staff to practise in BJJ for quite some time.

According to Zuckerburg, he admires the philosophy that BJJ and MMA provide because they teach the flow and momentum of things, and he compares it to business in the same way. He needs to comprehend the complexities of positions since he likes to understand how he can logically apply approaches. These lessons on the mat will undoubtedly help him become a better entrepreneur.

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