If being fit wasn’t enough, celebrities are now specializing in various forms of martial arts. Take a look at 10 popular stars who happen to be well-trained in different forms of martial arts.
One of the many things that Hugh Jackman did for getting into the character of Wolverine was to learn and practice martial arts. His hard work paid off and it’s honestly hard to imagine any other actor playing the mutant now. He jacked up to his extreme best for the role never relied on a stunt double.
One cannot simply look at Jennifer Aniston tell that she’s 52. She still appears so similar to how she did on her sitcom Friends. She’s the face of Women’s Health Magazine and several other health-based publications. Well, Aniston trains herself every day in a Japanese martial art form called Budokon. It incorporates martial arts, meditation, and yoga.
Henry Cavill is one Hollywood artist who has a habit of choosing physically demanding roles. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to fitness and is a major health freak. Henry apparently trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with some of the best practitioners in the world. His Instagram handle is swamped with photos of him in his martial art suit.
Probably a surprising name on the list but this rom-com Cassanova can be a badass too if provoked. Ashton has been training in martial arts since his school days. His background 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 pretty tough ladder to climb to get to the spot where he is today. The biggest face of MCU, he has earned global recognition for his character of Iron Man. However, unlike Iron Man, RDJ doesn’t rely on tech for his protection. He is a trained professional of Wing Chun which is a Kung-Fu style imbibed with meditative techniques.
This good boy of Hollywood has had a career synonymous with action. However, it was the film Matrix that actually got him indulged in martial arts. To prepare for his role of Neo, Keanu underwent extensive training in Jiu-Jitsu, Wushu, Boxing, and Krav Maga. He additionally learned Karate and Judo to kick some asses in John Wick.
Twilight fame heartthrob Taylor Lautner is badass in real life as he is in the Twilight Saga. He’s been a frequent practitioner of Karate since he was a kid. At the age of just 8, Taylor earned his black belt and went on to participate in the 2003 ISKA Karate Championships at the age of 11.
Regarded as one of the best action-hero of Hollywood, Jason Statham is one tough dude. It isn’t known to many but he was once a part of Britain’s national diving team. He has trained in multiple martial arts disciplines like Wing Chun kung fu, karate and kickboxing extensively in his younger days.
A pretty face that could kick your butt, Jessica Alba is a black belt in Taekwondo. She’s a renowned actress as well as a successful entrepreneur who runs The Honest Co. that offers safe beauty and baby products.
Seen on the runways of Victoria’s Secret, Gisele Bündchen is one of the top-most models of the world. She became the face of the sportswear company Under Armour’s “I will what I want” campaign because of her extreme fitness regimes. The glamorous diva is a frequent practitioner of Kung Fu.