Recently a photo surfaced of Ashton Kutcher, Hollywood actor and celebrity known for his funny antics on and off the silver screen, posing with famed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner , Ricardo De La Riva.
Now many people wonder is this photo real?
Well, yes it is real but one thing is not real about the photo is the belt he is wearing. It seems that Ashton took time out of his busy schedule to visit Ricardo De La Rivas academy in Copacabana Brazil.
Many people didn’t even know he trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Well, here’s your first view of the actor in his gi. Many different actors and celebrities train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, given the popularity and growing trend of mixed martial arts, the two sports go together like peanut butter and jelly, pizza and hot wings, or beer and football.
And the tradition of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu says a person who is ranked in the sport should wear the belt color their coach has given to them, it seems that Ricardo De La Riva let Ashton borrow his black belt. Not the norm in our world of grappling, but a great photo opportunity nonetheless.
I say good for Ashton, as well known , our community is a small one, but growing daily. Before we know it, Jiu Jitsu will be a college studied course, and what better way to lead the way than to have celebrities train our martial art.
Kudos to Ashton for visiting Professor De La Rivas school. We wish him the best of luck on Two And A Half Men!