December 10, 2022
‘This idiot is the silent killer’

According to a report, Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg and a growing number of other Silicon Valley executives are diverting their attention from the current tech sector slump by visiting gyms for mixed martial arts training.

According to Khai Wu, a professional mixed martial artist and jiujitsu black belt, technical workers like Zuckerberg now appear regularly at MMA gyms, whom Zuckerberg describes as one of his training partners.

According to Wu, Zuckerberg’s status as one of the world’s most-tested business leaders didn’t stop him from mixing it up in training.

“She’s never like, ‘Don’t do that,'” Wu told Information, “They’ve really asked, ‘Can you give me a little more resistance, a little more force? I want to feel that.'”

Zuckerberg, 39, has attended personal training sessions with Wu and others for the past several months, according to the outlet. Meta CEO is joined by PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, who trains at Krav Maga, and Palantir CEO Alex Karp, who works in jiujitsu and aikido, among other executives.

Wu said he faces off against Zuckerberg and other “jiujitsu nerds” at the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Academy in San Jose, California.

“You never expected that these guys would be able to take you down. Next thing you know, they’re attacking you with these extremely technical tricks,” Wu said. “You don’t know that this idiot is a silent killer.”

Zuckerberg drew attention to his hobby on September 3 when he shared a bubbly reel of his training sessions with Wu on his Instagram account — with UFC commentator Joe Rogan and fighter Gilbert Burns who took notice.

“It’s been great too! I’m so happy to see it. The training feels solid too!” Rogan commented.

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Mark Zuckerberg has taken Jiujitsu training.
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The video shows Zuckerberg’s business blasts and takedowns of Zuckerberg prior to his debut on UFC Fight Pass.

“One of my training partners, @khaiwu, is making his @ufcfightpass debut tonight. Go eat it and wait for a great fight! Zuckerberg captioned the video.

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Mark Zuckerberg said he considers jiujitsu to be “the best sport”.
Instagram/Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg also discussed his newfound affinity for mixed martial arts during his recent appearance.who has experiencedPodcast – describes the pastime as a major boost to his work routine.

“After an hour or two of working out or rolling with friends or wrestling or training with different people, I’m now ready to solve any problem at work,” Zuckerberg said.

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Mark Zuckerberg recently discussed his love of MMA with Joe Rogan.
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The tech billionaire scouted his training gym on the podcast and called jiujitsu “the best sport.”

“The question isn’t how did I get into it, it’s how I didn’t know about it yet?” They said. “From the first session that I did, in like five minutes, I was like ‘Where has this been my whole life?

Zuckerberg has plenty of reasons to blow off steam. His personal wealth has dropped by more than $70 billion this year alone as Meta attempts to reinvent itself as a Metaverse company while dodging congressional scrutiny and the economic downturn.

Zuckerberg isn’t the only tech boss who incorporates his training into his work routine. PayPal executive Amanda Coffey said Schulman often references his martial arts training lessons during company meetings.

“He often quotes Krav Maga lessons saying, ‘If you’re standing still, you’re going to get hurt,'” Coffee told the outlet.

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