Hawaii Five-0 Star Alex O’Loughlin Earns Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Amidst the nonstop action of ADCC 2022 a few months ago, one storyline flew comparatively under the radar: Alex O’Loughlin, best-known for his role as rough-and-tumble Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett on CBS’ reboot of Hawaii Five-0, was promoted to jiu-jitsu black belt in front of the teeming Las Vegas crowds

During his promotion, O’Loughlin thanked his instructors and expressed his sense of gratitude for those who have served as training partners and mentors to him on a thus far decade-long journey.

O’Loughlin, a student of the Inoue brothers, reportedly trains jiu-jitsu alongside Hawaii Five-0 co-star and fellow grappling enthusiast Scott Caan, better-known as Danny “Danno” Williams. These two are only one pair among the increasing numbers of jiu-jitsu practitioners in the celebrity set, including Tom Hardy (blue belt), Mario Lopez (purple belt), and supermodel Gisele Bündchen (two-stripe white belt). 


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