Joe Rogan Talks About The Beauty Of Practicing Martial Arts

by Adam Smith

Watching Joe Rogan train raises the question: Why doesn’t he fight instead of just talk about fighting? Despite being 44, the 5’8″, 190-pound Ultimate Fighting Championship color man looks as trim and spry as many of mixed martial arts’ best athletes. And Rogan has a legit martial arts background. A four-time Massachusetts taekwondo champion while in his teens and early 20s, Rogan has also trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai for more than a decade. There’s little doubt he could mess you up if he needed to, but the self-effacing Rogan laughs it off. “People ask me, ‘Why don’t you fight professionally?’” he says. “And I say, ‘Why —so I can get my ass kicked?’”

Joe Rogan is back with another awesome clip from his podcast, this time talking about martial arts, and how dangerous it is to start a fight with someone who trains. Martial arts is therapy, a douche bag filter, and makes you a better person. “I see martial arts as moving forms of meditation,” he says. “When you’re sparring or drilling techniques, you can’t think of anything else. All your bullshit goes to the back of your head. Because if it doesn’t, you’re going to get messed up.”

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