Despite her recent breakup with her husband Anthony Bourdain, it looks like Ottavia has been putting in the hours at Renzo Gracie’s New York Academy.
Ottavia went on Instagram this morning to say thanks to her training partners, “So this happened this morning, promoted to brown belt by professor @danaherjohn!!! Thanks to all my awesome teammates for sacrificing their limbs, in particular @eddie_wolverine for being the best and most patient mentor, @anthonybourdain for always believing in me, professor @danaherjohn for showing me the way (and enduring many accidental kicks in the nuts ?), and master @renzograciebjj, without whom none of this would be possible! Love you all!”
Gordan Ryan also sang his praises about Ottavia, saying, “Huge congrats to my favourite female grappler @ottaviabourdain on getting her brown belt from @danaherjohn. Ottavia Is the hardest working female grappler I know and this one was definitely well deserved.”