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TOOL Singer MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Achieves His Brown Belt In Jiu Jitsu

Congratulations going out to Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan on receiving his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFER frontman Maynard James Keenan has received his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Keenan has apparently been a practitioner of the martial art for quite a while, with the TOOL singer’s Hawaiian-based trainer, Chief Limao, posting a photo with him sporting his brown belt.

“True warrior,” was written along with the photo which you can see below.

According to Garra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the black belt is the highest ranking belt. Prior to that standing is the brown belt, which signifies at least five years of training. There are three variations of red belts that follow the black, but those are awarded based on the length of their commitment.

“When you’re coming to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you’re coming as a white belt and you don’t know anything. So, every day that you go to train BJJ, even though you’ll make some small progressions it’s about you digging in. It’s about you understanding exactly what humility smells like,” Keenan told BJJ World of his experience with Jiu Jitsu a few years ago.

“It’s a pretty tough road from white belt to black belt. It’s a road that nobody can do except you,” he continued. “You have to put the time in, you have to progress and you have to do it. Nobody can do it for you. If you have that belt by the time you get to a black belt, you’ve earned it. There are no shortcuts.”

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