synyster gates martial arts?

Richard O'connor

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A strange one I know but I came across this on instagram. Was syn a martial artist, and if so does anyone know what martial art? As a lover of MMA id be really interested to hear anything about it.
 

Christopher Lonski

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That’s accurate. There are actually pics of him on google wearing a gi, which is strange to see since he’s always so trendy ha. But yeah Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and martial arts in general can put a lot of strain on your fingers from gripping lapels or hitting pads, my guess is that he stopped because his career depends on it. Those hands are his money makers, 2nd only to his ears.
 

Jak Angelescu

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I’ll take on Synyster Gates! I know how to do the guillotine and triangle choke 😂😂 I may only last five seconds but I’d go down trying! I did boxing for a year and Taekwondo for 3 years when I was a teenager. Anyone else ever do any martial arts?
 

Christopher Lonski

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Yeah, I competed a little in Tae Kwon Do as a kid, did some karate as a teenager, and more recently practiced krav maga for a couple years. I’m also about to move to Lafayette, LA and am going to be training at Gladiator Academy which is where #3 ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier started and still trains with from time to time. I actually randomly met him last time I was there at a local MMA event.
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Jak Angelescu

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My brother didn’t start until he was 27. He’s a second dan black belt now! If you want to do it, do it!