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Video: Renzo Gracie trained Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain takes first in a Jiu-Jitsu tourney

Video: Renzo Gracie trained Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain takes first in a Jiu-Jitsu tourney

In golf, players have handicaps to level the playing field. In real sporting competitions like martial arts the belt system is designed to track the information you’ve ingested and to pair you with other pupils in your range. The belt system is the great equalizer and maybe even more so in Jiu-Jitsu.

Enter culinary celebrity, CNN TV host and all around Renaissance Man Anthony Bourdain. When not traveling the world for his tour de food show Parts Unknown and between his other business dealings you can likely find Borudain on the mats of the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City. In the RPG video game that is Bourdain’s martial arts journey, the 59 year-old American chef has leveled up to blue belt status in Jiu-Jitsu.

So grab the most obscure delicious snack you can find and let us watch Bourdain hits the mats at New York Spring Open IBJFF Blue Belt Championship. The five-minute match below is the blue belt adult male finals.

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