Lex Fridman Awarded First Stripe on Black Belt by Philadelphia’s Migliarese Brothers

Popular podcaster Lex Fridman has been awarded the first stripe on his black belt by Phil and Rick Migliarese of Balance Studios, a Philadelphia-based Gracie jiu-jitsu academy.

In a post published on his Instagram page this week, Fridman thanked his instructors, writing, “I got a stripe on my jiu jitsu black belt today from Phil and Rick Migliarese who guided me from white belt to black belt, as mentors and friends. I owe a lot of who I am to the thousands of hours I spent training hard on these mats.”

Fridman received congratulations from several famous names in the broader jiu-jitsu community, including multiple-time world champion Nicholas Meregali, and ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.


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