BJJ News 9-26-16

Posted by: Philippe Dixon on 9/26/2016

Show Me the Jiu-Jitsu!

If you're over 30 you probably instantly recognize the phrase "Show me the money." It's the iconic expression Cuba Gooding Jr delivers to Tom Cruise in the 90's romantic comedy hit Jerry Maguire. And while Cruise and Gooding Jr were the headliners of the blockbuster film there was one other actor who won over audiences and that was the little boy who played Renee Zellweger's chubby-cheeked son, Jonathan Lipnicki. But that was over 20 years ago and the child actor is all grown up now. And while Lipnicki has continued to act over the years in movies like Stuart Little and Like Mike he's been up to something else too. And that's BJJ. Jonathan is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and recently was a special guest instructor at Lacombe Martial Arts in Westlake Village near where he grew up. Not only does he credit BJJ with helping him to keep in great shape, he says when he's fit it actually leads to him landing more roles. It just goes to show that it doesn't matter who you are, whether you're a celebrity or an average Joe. There's that certain special something about Jiu-Jitsu that not only changes your life on the mat but off it as well.

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