Professional funny man Jonah Hill is trying something new to stay in shape. In a post on social media, Hill showed the world that he has been hitting the mats for the past couple of months and has been working on his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills.
In fact, while he is still a novice, Hill’s hard work has paid off by earning his first stripe on his white belt.
But it wasn’t easy.
Hill explained his recent journey into the jiu jitsu world with a hilarious story about what motivated him to hit the mats and how he is being humbled in the gym by 12-year-olds.
“I started Brazilian Jiu Jitzu 2 months ago and try and train 4 or 5 times a week. In high school the dudes who did Jiu Jitzu used to beat the shit out of us at parties so it turned me off to it as an idea growing up. But quietly I always thought it was a beautiful art form . At 35 , I try and get over the stuff that made me feel weak and insecure as a teenager. It’s just wasted time and lessons you’ll never learn. Trying to let go of that,” Hill wrote on Instagram.
“Nothing more humbling than getting your ass kicked by a 12 year old your first week. Got my first stripe today. I know it sounds corny but it’s pretty dope to jump in and do stuff you’d never think you’d be able to do.”
Hill is just the latest celebrity to find themselves training jiu jitsu, with people like Demi Lovato, Ashton Kutcher, Anthony Bourdain, and Keanu Reeves finding love for rolling in the past. Hill trains at Clockwork BJJ in New York, New York.