Narcos star Wagner Moura is a BJJ Purple belt

Brazilian actor and Narcos star Wagner Moura has made waves in the entertainment industry with his exceptional acting skills. However, he is not just a talented actor, but also an accomplished martial artist. Moura has been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for years and has attained a purple belt in the sport.

Moura’s Stellar Acting Career

Wagner Moura rose to international stardom with his stunning portrayal of Pablo Escobar in the hit Netflix series Narcos in 2015.

The Brazilian actor brought the character to life on the screen with his impressive acting skills, which earned him widespread acclaim.

Following his success in Narcos, Moura went on to star in many big movies, including Puss in Boots: The Last Wish in 2022, where he played the role of Wolf.

Moura’s Love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Besides his accomplishments in the film industry, Moura is also passionate about combat sports.

In a recent interview, the actor revealed that he has been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since he was 23 or 24 years old. He also shared that he learned the sport from the Gracies, who are renowned for their contributions to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Moura’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Achievements

Moura’s love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not just a hobby; he has achieved a purple belt in the sport.

He has applied his knowledge of the martial art in his movies, such as in Elite Squad 2, where he played Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Nascimento and taught his son BJJ techniques. In a video on Youtube, he can be seen training with UFC veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who promoted him to blue belt.