Russell Brand was one of the first and most popular celebrities to begin training in BJJ and it was something that he immediately embraced wholeheartedly. It wasn’t long before Brand was publicly extolling the virtues of Jiu-Jitsu and how it can help in other areas of your life as well, while simultaneously earning a blue belt in the art himself. He says something early on in this recent video that should resonate with everyone who trains in the sport, after five years of consistent training he still considers him very much a beginner at this point.
Of course, it’s important to note that Jiu-Jitsu might not be the catalyst to bring phenomenal change in your life that it is for other people. For every person who drops significant weight and progresses up the belt ranks while advancing in other areas of life too, there’s another person who quits the sport entirely not long after getting their blue belt. The things that Russell Brand says that he learned throughout the start of his BJJ journey should all be things that you recognize if you’re someone who has stuck with the sport for the long haul.
He talks about an increasing sense of humility thanks to the ability to tap and admit defeat when you know you’ve been caught, along with a growing sense of resilience that he attributes to the need to dust yourself off and try again. Russell Brand shared the full list of all 5 ways that he believes that BJJ has changed his life in a recent video uploaded to his official YouTube Channel: