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10 Superstars That Are Well-Trained In Material Arts

Audiences always get a lot of pleasure out of stunts in action movies. That’s really a difficult scene, requiring a lot of attempts by actors and directors. In fact, to hit the scent out of the park, some actors even are trained in material arts to perform their roles. Henry Cavill took material arts lessons from the world’s greatest practitioners to deliver his role as Superman. Or Robert Downey Jr. went through six sessions in a single week of training from renowned practitioner Eric Oram to perform his role in Sherlock Holmes.

Not only actors, but some models also take material arts training as a way to get a good shape. The usually attractive Jennifer Aniston practice Budokon every day. That goes a long way in cementing her shape and keeping her healthy.

It’s safe to say that superstars who have solid material arts skills have many pluses in their careers. In this post, we enlist 10 celebs who have profound martial arts skills in real life. Keep scrolling down to check them out.

#1 Robert Downey Jr.

The “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr always floats the boat of viewers with his top-notch material arts scenes. In fact, RDJ is well-trained in Wing Chun, which is the base of martial arts folk hero Bruce Lee.

In the movie Sherlock Holmes, RDJ displayed some of his more combative moves. He received as many as six sessions in a single week of training from renowned practitioner Eric Oram in preparation for the part. The traditional form of expression has served RDJ well, keeping him sober and clean so that he can play the lead in big movies like The Avengers: Infinity War.

#2 Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen is one of the world’s top models, as seen on Victoria’s Secret runways. Because of her severe exercise regimens, she became the face of the sportswear business Under Armour’s “I will what I want” campaign.

Upon arrival in Boston, the 42-year-old became a regular at the Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institution, describing the ancient Chinese practice as “moving meditation.” Gisele chose to train even while pregnant since it has been so beneficial to her. Bündchen told Vogue, “I did Kung Fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born,”

#3 Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner, the Twilight Saga’s heartthrob, is just as badass in real life as he is in the movies. He has been a regular Karate practitioner since he was a child. Taylor achieved his black belt at the age of eight and went on to compete in the 2003 ISKA Karate Championships at the age of eleven.

#4 Jessica Alba

Jessica is downright attractive that sometimes caused her some unexpected troubles, including overly intrusive and obsessive fans. That propelled the actress to learn Krav Maga – one of the best martial arts for self-defense. Not only for confrontations, but she also practices Krav Maga to maintain her physical fitness for her physically demanding jobs.

#5 Jennifer Aniston

It is impossible to know Jennifer Aniston is 53 just by looking at her. In fact, the star of the well-known sitcom “Friends” practices the Japanese martial art form of Budokon every day. It blends yoga, meditation, and martial arts. That brings her a healthy and brilliant look.

#6 Jason Statham

The famous English actor Jason Statham has vast experience in a variety of martial arts styles, including kickboxing, karate, and Wing Chun kung fu. That’s his advantage to deliver his outstanding heroes’ characters thorough his acting career.

#7 Keanu Reeves

Keanu had instruction in Jiu-Jitsu, Wushu, Krav Maga, and boxing in preparation for his role in The Matrix series. Since then, he has expanded the list to include Judo and Karate. Keanu was even presented with an honorary Judo black belt by three-time Olympic champion, Nomura Tadahiro.

#8 Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is a man endowed with many talents; he is naturally charming, he can sing beautifully, and he can turn himself into a homicidal mutant for the X-Men movie. His most well-known role is in “The Wolverine,” and his training routine for getting in shape has become almost as legendary as his performances.

Because of Jackman’s dedication to the role, he always performs his own stunts; he doesn’t put himself through all that effort just for a stuntman to steal the show. To improve Wolverine’s motions and action scenes, Jackman has studied martial arts skills.

#9 Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher has a reputation for being laid-back, but don’t get on his bad side since the Two and a Half Men star has been practicing martial arts since he was in elementary school. Ashton’s history in high school wrestling led him to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where he now has a brown belt.

Some questioned if Kutcher’s trainer, Rigan Machado, was too kind to the Hollywood icon, but that all changed when the video of Ashton fighting surfaced on YouTube. The 43-year-old held his own against Craig Jones, the BJJ champion, proving that his brown belt was well-earned.

#10 Henry Cavill

It is not easy to become Superman. Sure, the Last Son of Krypton was born with his abilities, but the actor who plays him has a lot of work ahead of him to get into extraordinary form. That’s why Henry Cavill studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with some of the world’s greatest practitioners. Cavil’s Instagram is full of rolling photographs, including several of him training at the Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and rolling with Roger Gracie himself.