Celebs That are Good at Martial Arts
It’s no secret that some celebrities walk surrounded by bodyguards to protect themselves from pesky paparazzi and other “pests.” However, some Hollywood daredevils have mastered martial arts. They demonstrate their skills so well that the attackers are likely to regret their decision. We have prepared a rating of 8 celebs who have been mastering various martial arts for a long time.
1) Jennifer Aniston
Did you expect to see only men on this list? After Jennifer starred on “Friends,” she became the favourite American of the 90s. Her co-stars have repeatedly said that Jennifer Aniston is an expert in Budokan, a martial art that combines yoga and karate skills, but above all, it is described as “the science of mind and movement.”
2) Carrie-Anne Moss
No, this is not a joke, women also know martial arts, and sometimes they do it better than men. Popularity came to Carrie-Anne Moss after her appearance in the cult trilogy “The Matrix.” Not everyone knows that her place in the film could have gone to another actress if Carrie-Anne hadn’t studied kung fu for years. These skills have helped her achieve great screen success.
3) Keanu Reeves
Finally, men appear on our list. For many years of his life, Keanu Reeves has mastered various martial arts, including kung fu, sword fighting, and even the rare gun-fu style. Despite this, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is still the legendary actor’s main passion, and Keanu regularly trains with personal coaches. The actor uses his skills during filming, thus making action movies with his participation so realistic and dynamic.
4) Christian Bale
Many viewers noticed the similarities between Christian Bale and Batman, so the actor easily got the role of a superhero. To look confident on screen, Bale trained for a long time at the famous Wing Chun Kung-Fu Academy located in Los Angeles. At that academy, many other Hollywood celebs had intense training.
5) Ryan Phillippe
Well known from the films “Crash” and “Cruel Intentions” Ryan Phillippe has been involved in taekwondo since the age of eight and it should be noted that he does it quite successfully in receiving the corresponding awards.
6) Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man would not look so convincing if Robert Downey Jr. did not practice martial arts. The actor was a member of Wing Chun Kung-Fu Academy too and is also known for his strict discipline and strong character. His partners on the set have repeatedly told the press about these qualities of the actor.
7) Taylor Lautner
Many people know this actor of popular vampire saga “Twilight,” although he starred in other equally popular films. Now we are not talking about that, and it is worth noting that Taylor Lautner has been engaged in karate from an early age. At the age of 8, he received a black belt and a little later won the junior karate world championship. It is an impressive achievement!
8) Ashton Kutcher
At the moment, the actor has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and for a long time, he trained under the guidance of Rigan Machado – an eighth-degree black belt owner. So far, the actor has not had the opportunity to show his skills on set or anywhere else, but we do not doubt that he is good at martial arts.