Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor Russell Brand has officially been promoted to blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Brand, who trains at RGA Bucks under Kev Capel, has been very open about his BJJ journey so far, talking about some of the struggles of being a beginner in the martial art and even chatting about his time in the sport on the Joe Rogan Experience.
Jiu-Jitsu Style shared a video of Brand’s special moment. Many of his teammates were also promoted during the team grading.
Brand is one of a growing number of celebrities who practice BJJ. Singer Demi Lovato and actors Jonah Hill and Keanu Reeves also train jiu-jitsu and have used their platforms to promote the art.