While Tom Cruise Relies On Sheer Adrenaline, Jackie Chan Uses Ancient 5000 Year Old Technique To Do Stunts: “They are opposites in a sense”

While Tom Cruise Relies On Sheer Adrenaline, Jackie Chan Uses Ancient 5000 Year Old Technique To Do Stunts
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Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise are one of the biggest action stars of Hollywood. Known for their incredible action scenes and stunts sequences, both are renowned actors known for their dedication to perform their own stunts no matter how dangerous they might be.

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Jackie Chan is one of the best action stars in the world
Jackie Chan is one of the best action stars in the world

For performing your own stunt, one needs to have incredible commitment towards their fitness and physical health. When it comes to Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan, each have their own unique ways to stay physically and mentally fit to film their exciting yet death-defying stunts.

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Jackie Chan Relies On 5,000 Year Old Technique To Perform Stunts

Jackie Chan trusts Kung Fu and Yoga to maintain his fitness
Jackie Chan trusts Kung Fu and Yoga to maintain his fitness

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There is doubt that Jackie Chan is an incredible martial arts fighter and an even more incredible stuntman. Known to perform his own stunts, Chan is known for his agile fighting skills and indicate choreography that make his stunts visually stunning and extremely authentic to watch. In order to bring the kind of authenticity and speed he has achieved, the Rush Hour star relies on the 5,000 year old technique, yoga.

“The moves in yoga are slow, focusing on the softness and flexibility of the body. In their own way, yoga moves are also at full strength: stable and balanced.”

Along with Yoga, the Chinese star also practices Kung Fu regularly to stay fit mentally and physically.

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“They are opposites in a sense, but when a martial arts practitioner learns yoga, the training of the mind combines with physical strength to empower his or her willpower. Kung fu and yoga therefore complement each other.”

Furthermore, the Police Story star also works out every single day without fail. For him to maintaining his weight is very crucial to maintain his agility, and speed, hence Jackie Chan can often be found running, jogging, or walking. Hence as a result, the 69 year old star is still able to perform his own stunts so well at such an age.

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Unlike Jackie Chan, Tom Cruise Relies On His Adrenaline To Perform Stunts

Tom Cruise is best known for his death-defying stunts
Tom Cruise is best known for his death-defying stunts

Tom Cruise is the reigning champion of performing his own stunts in Hollywood. While he does train regularly including hitting the gym and performing martial arts, Cruise instead has a hands-n approach towards the tunt process. He often works along side the director and stut coordinators to bring out the best action and stunt scene possible.

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A feat regularly seen in the blockbuster Mission: Impossible franchise, Tom Cruise depends upon his adrenaline rush to execute all of his physically demanding stunt sequences. Another crucial aspect for the Top Gun star is to remain physically fit and flexible to have the stamina to meticulously perform his iconic stunt sequences.

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