Credit: Courtesy Jocko Willink
Charles Thorp, Men's Journal: Why the World's Fittest Navy SEAL Does Jiu Jitsu
Jocko Willink, retired commander of the Navy SEAL Team Three Task Unit Bruiser, decorated Iraq War veteran, and all-around brutal dude, remembers the first time he encountered Jiu Jitsu back in 1992. He got the snot knocked out of him.
A SEAL master chief introduced Willink to the rear naked choke, a staple of the Jiu Jitsu repertoire, by taking him and a handful of other strapping young men to the dirt like it was nothing. That day launched Willink's love for the sport.
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WNU Editor: This U.S. Navy SEAL has the look that would make other SEALs nervous. :)
I guess this explains why this world leader loves the martial arts .... Putin judo book to be distributed to millions of Russian schoolchildren (The Guardian)