Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine has earned his Jiu-Jitsu purple belt at 59-years-old. Blabbermouth reported the guitarist received the new ranking two years after earning his blue belt, and was “promoted by Reggie Almeida, who leads Gracie Barra Spring Hill in Tennessee, near Mustaine’s hometown of Franklin.”

Mustaine currently holds black belts in taekwondo and Ukidokan karate. Back in 2007, the World Taekwondo Federation named him as a Goodwill Ambassador of the World. The Megadeth leader successfully battled back a 2019 throat cancer diagnosis.


  • Dave Mustaine‘s latest book, Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeath Masterpiece, was released last September.
  • Megadeth’s last album, Dystopia, which was released on January 22nd, 2016 and peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 album charts.
  • Earlier this month, Dave Mustaine revealed the band is working on its latest album tentatively titled The Sick, The Dying. . . And The Dead! with no release date currently scheduled.

CHECK IT OUT: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine earning his purple Jiu-Jitsu belt: