Meta employer Mark Zuckerberg took house gold and silver medals at his first-ever Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition in California, the Facebook co-founder detailed on the social networks platform Instagram.
Zuckerberg, who has been vocal about his love of combat sports on social media this month, recently represented the Guerrilla BJJ team at a tournament not far from Silicon Valley. For his first jiu jitsu tournament, Zuckerberg wrote, “Competed in my first jiu jitsu competition and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu group.” He also included a photo album showing him in action.
During the Covid-19 epidemic, Zuckerberg took up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has since studied extensively with a practitioner of the art who has a striking resemblance to him: Dave Camarillo, whose name mixed martial arts enthusiasts would recognise from his affiliation with the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.
Competing in jiu-jitsu with Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday. He painted a beautiful picture of his heart.twitter.com/w9smXRVhTG
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Several fighters, including Merab Dvalishvili, Mackenzie Dern, Israel Adesanya, and Kiefer Crosbie, as well as UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, congratulated Zuckerberg on his victory and noted that Zuckerberg’s shorts were obviously a gift from the Australian fighter.
In September of last year, Zuckerberg posted a video of himself practising in mixed martial arts online. He has also been photographed cageside at the UFC’s Apex centre outside Las Vegas for a fight programme in recent months.