If being in shape wasn’t enough, celebrities now specialize in various forms of martial arts. Take a look at 10 popular stars who are well trained in different forms of martial arts.
One of the many things Hugh Jackman did to become Wolverine was to learn and practice martial arts. His hard work paid off and it’s honestly hard to imagine another actor playing the mutant now. He did his best for the role never relied on a stuntman.
You can’t just watch Jennifer Aniston say she’s 52. She still looks like what she did in her sitcom Friends. She is the face of Women’s Health magazine and several other health publications. Well, Aniston trains in a form of Japanese martial art called Budokon every day. It integrates martial arts, meditation and yoga.
Henry Cavill is a Hollywood artist who is used to choosing physically demanding roles. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to fitness and is a health freak. Henry apparently trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with some of the best practitioners in the world. His Instagram account is inundated with photos of him in his martial arts suit.
Probably a surprising name on the list, but this romantic comedy Cassanova can also be a badass if provoked. Ashton has been training in martial arts since his school days. His experience in high school wrestling led him to pursue Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the actor now holds a black belt in the sport.
Robert Downey Jr.
RDJ had a rather difficult ladder to climb to get to where it is today. The biggest face in the MCU, he gained worldwide recognition for his character as Iron Man. However, unlike Iron Man, RDJ does not rely on technology for his protection. He is a trained professional in Wing Chun which is a style of Kung Fu imbued with meditative techniques.
This good boy from Hollywood has had a career that’s synonymous with action. However, it was the movie The Matrix that led him to indulge in martial arts. To prepare for his role as Neo, Keanu underwent extensive training in Jiu-Jitsu, Wushu, Boxing, and Krav Maga. He also learned karate and ass-kicking judo from John Wick.
Twilight star Taylor Lautner is a badass in real life, as he is in the Twilight Saga. He has been practicing karate regularly since his childhood. At just 8 years old, Taylor earned his black belt and competed in the 2003 ISKA Karate Championships at the age of 11.
Considered one of Hollywood’s best action heroes, Jason Statham is a tough guy. It’s not known to many, but he was a part of the UK national diving team before. He trained extensively in several martial arts disciplines such as Wing Chun, kung fu, karate and kickboxing in his youth.
A pretty face that could kick your butt, Jessica Alba is a Taekwondo black belt. She is a renowned actress as well as a successful entrepreneur who runs The Honest Co., which provides safe beauty and baby products.
Seen on the Victoria’s Secret catwalks, Gisele BÃ¼ndchen is one of the most prominent models in the world. She became the face of athletic clothing company Under Armor’s “I’ll Do What I Want” campaign due to her extreme fitness regimes. The glamorous diva is a frequent practitioner of Kung Fu.
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