Actor who played Pablo Escobar in Netflix’s “Narcos” promoted to Brown belt

In a significant achievement, Wagner Moura, the acclaimed Brazilian actor renowned for his role as Pablo Escobar in Netflix’s “Narcos,” has been promoted to the coveted rank of Jiu-Jitsu brown belt by his longtime coach and friend, Rigan Machado.

Coach Machado proudly shared the news on social media, expressing his congratulations to Wagner Moura on this remarkable milestone in his Jiu-Jitsu journey.

Apart from his stellar acting career that includes iconic roles like Captain Roberto Nascimento in “Elite Squad” and the infamous Pablo Escobar in “Narcos,” Moura has dedicated years to the practice of Jiu-Jitsu. His commitment to the martial art is evident in various instances, such as a notable rolling session with BJJ legend Royler Gracie, captured in a video by Hywel Teague’s BJJ Hacks.

In the engaging video, Royler Gracie shares insights into the significance of competition in Jiu-Jitsu, reflecting on how his father, Helio Gracie, played a pivotal role in instilling a competitive spirit in his sons. Royler also discusses the evolution of his goals in Jiu-Jitsu over the years, emphasizing how the martial art continues to enhance and influence his life even after 47 years of dedicated involvement.

Wagner Moura’s progression to the brown belt level signifies not only his prowess as an actor but also his dedication and proficiency in the discipline of Jiu-Jitsu. As he adds this new achievement to his repertoire, fans and the Jiu-Jitsu community alike can celebrate the multifaceted talent of this acclaimed artist.

This promotion adds another dimension to Moura’s already illustrious career, demonstrating that excellence extends beyond the screen for this versatile actor. As he continues to make strides in both the entertainment industry and the world of Jiu-Jitsu, Wagner Moura stands as a testament to the fusion of passion and skill in pursuit of mastery.