Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory tested himself at the 2021 IBJJF American National Championship over the weekend and came home with some hardware.
Bathory, who earned his BJJ black belt back in March after thirteen years of training, competed in the Master 5 division in both the super-heavy and absolute division, taking silver in both.
The artist shared the news on social media:
“American National Jiu Jitsu Championship [ International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation] – Got Second Place in the Superheavy Division – and Second Place in the Absolute Division (which was absolute war) – I love my extended family – this Jiu-Jitsu community where we can fight scorched earth full force – and then after the fight we are back to being best friends… – – I had a great time (my broken toe not so much) – thanks everyone I shared the mat with. – and my team Gracie Humaita Las Vegas Team Mica – Mica Cipili“
Bathory also shared a video of his match against open weight bronze medalist Gilberto Monroy Aguas.
This isn’t Bathory’s first time competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. When he was a white belt, he earned silver at the Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu-Jitsu World Trials in 2011, and he took home bronze in the Master 3 division at the 2012 World Masters Championship when he was a blue belt.