Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has just earned his purple belt under Reggie Almeida at the Gracie Barra gym in Springfield, TN.
Almeida posted on the gym’s social media page, “After 2 years as a blue belt and hard training and lots of ups and downs today I had the honor to promote Mr @davemustaine to his well deserved purple belt ! Congratulations kid !!!”
Mustaine started doing Tae Kwon Do in 1999 and has since branched out to other martial art disciplines, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Earning a purple belt is always impressive, but it’s even more impressive, because Mustaine is 59 years old. To be able to still roll at that age and continue moving up in rank, is highly admirable.
You can see the video of Mustaine being promoted below.