Maynard James Keenan shows MMA fighter Cat Zingano his takedown moves — watch

Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman is a purple belt in Brazilian jui-jitsu

Maynard James Keenan is a lot of things. He’s the frontman of Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, and (whether he likes it or not) Tool.  He also happens to be a purple belt in Brazilian jui-jitsu.

Keenan has been known to mix a judo toss or two into his live shows, but he doesn’t just use the moves for showmanship. The rocker is the real deal, and he even had a thing or two to teach professional MMA fighter Cat Zingano. The No. 5 ranked pound-for-pound female fighter and Kennan have been training and practicing together for a few months. Recently, the two tussled after soundcheck for one of Puscifer’s show’s and Kenna showed Zingano some tricks for bringing down your opponent. She posted video for the session, which you can watch below.

Here’s more visual proof of the pair’s budding relationship:


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