James Terry, one of Mark Zuckerberg’s trainers, said: “Mark, it was amazing to watch you compete! Congratulations and thanks for having me! The CEO of Meta just posted a few pictures from the event on Instagram along with a statement that Mark Zuckerberg recently participated in his first jiu-jitsu tournament and won medals. He thanked his instructors and stated, “Competed in my first jiu-jitsu event and won various trophies for the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu team.
The Meta CEO participated in the competition in both the gi and no gi white belt master 2 lightweight divisions, according to a story in Jits Magazine. In several martial arts, a gi—a thick, white cotton uniform is worn. For a while now, Mark Zuckerberg has been engaging in combat sports.
Before his debut on UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Fight Pass, an American subscription-based video streaming service on combat sports, he posted a video of him sparring with Khai Wu, better known as “The Shadow,” one of his training partners.
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The Tournament took place in Redwood City California
Mark Zuckerberg is making good use of his martial arts training; at a local jiu-jitsu competition in Northern California, the Facebook founder took home gold and silver medals in his first-ever competition! At a tournament on Saturday in Redwood City, California, which is approximately 10 miles from Palo Alto, 38-year-old Mark Zuckerberg kicked ass while competing in both Gi (jacket) and no Gi.
For a man who has only recently started training, it’s quite astounding. Zuckerberg admitted to Joe Rogan last year that the Covid-19 pandemic was when he first started learning martial arts.
Despite Mark winning the majority of his matches, there was some controversy on the day. In one of the fights, Zuckerberg appeared to be unhappy with the referee. Uncertain why Zuck was unhappy, they shook hands after a brief but intense conversation with the official and his rival.