Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen is showing off her jiu-jitsu skills in a new video, sporting a two stripe white belt as she demonstrates her Americanas, Armbars, and Rear Naked Chokes.
She’s training in a more Vale Tudo/MMA style with elbows, knees, and judo throws mixed in, but she’s under the Valente Brothers in Florida, one of the most traditional schools out there.
The Valente Brothers have 3 academies in Florida. Their website describes the brother’s upbringing in the art, “At the tender age of two, Pedro, Gui and Joaquim were already taking private lessons from Grandmaster Hélio Gracie. Growing up, the Valente brothers trained daily at the Gracie Academy in Rio de Janeiro under Hélio, Royler, and Rolker Gracie. Pedro Sr. always wanted his sons to learn jūjutsu as a complete fighting system.”
Bündchen’s instagram is mostly filled with pictures of her and her husband, Tom Brady, and their family’s travels. She’s a long time yogi and surfer, so jiu-jitsu kind of goes hand-in-hand with the lifestyle she’s already living.
It will be interesting to see her progression through the activity, as she’s clearly already been training for a little bit now.