Marcus Vinicius Di Lucia, owner of Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club, talked to Tatame about the famous Hollywood folks who found their way to his Mixed Martial Arts gym including Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham.
“When I arrived, I did not have much contact with celebrities. When LL Cool Jay (Hip-Hop singer and actor) arrived, my students were poking me, and I did not even know who he was. Tommy Lee, drummer of Mötley Crüe, came to train and I did not know him. They told me that he was the husband of Pamela Anderson, so I then knew who he was (laughs). The first star to come was actor Scott Caan (star of Hawaii Five-O) then came others like Vin Diesel, Guy Ritchie, who brought Jason Statham (actor), and some younger actors like Mark Pellegrino, (Jacob, from the series Lost), who trained directly with me. I also have a lot lawyers, engineers and doctors.”