Big celebrities doing martial arts

4th April 2018

Big celebrities doing martial arts
Big celebrities doing martial arts

Nearly everyone knows someone who's doing martial arts. It might be your neighbour, husband, wife or just a colleague at work. Joining a martial arts class is a great way to keep fit and healthy. Its open to everyone from the presidents of the USA, supermodels, film stars, pop stars to lesser mortals like you and me.

It's a great way to work out and learn how to defend yourself if the need arises. From New York to LA there are thousands of martial art clubs with hundreds of styles to practice. Martial Arts classes are open to everyone rich or poor. Classes are plentiful and inexpensive.

Hollywood Stars like Jennifer Aniston practices Budokon. It's a south-east Asian martial art a mix of yoga, meditation and martial arts. Two and a half men star Ashton Kutcher has recently earned a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The 40-year-old actor started his martial arts career by wrestling in his hometown in Iowa. Switching to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a real step-up, because it combines grappling with elements from other martial arts like Judo.

Lethal Weapon star, Mel Gibson has trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well practising Tai Chi. If you watch his movies you can often see martial-arts techniques and skills being deployed.

Super Models are getting in on the act with 36-year-old Brazilian top model, Adriana Lima is into the Brazilian martial art Capoeira. This Afro-Brazilian martial art combines elements from dance, music and acrobatics. Another Brazilian international model who does martial arts is the 37-year-old Gisele B√ľndchen who practices kung-fu in her weekly workouts and Tai Chi into her morning routine. She describes Tai Chi as a moving meditation.

Victoria's Secret model Gigi Hadid is a passionate boxer she loves the full body workout. According to Gigi, she likes boxing because "it makes me feel strong".

Not to be outdone US politicians like former US-President Barack Obama has a green belt in Taekwondo and was awarded an honorary black belt presented by Lee Myung-Bak (president of South Korea). Bill Clinton is a Taekwondo student watch him split two boards in half, at the time when he was the governor of Arkansas.

On the opposite side of the curtain, Russia's leader Wladimir Putin is an expert and black belt in Judo. He learned Judo during his time at the KGB and regularly practices the sport today.

Pop superstars such Madonna started Karate with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie who has a black belt in the Japanese martial art. She also kept the sport up, after the divorce with Guy. Madonna hired even a personal coach, also known as a sensei to perfect her skills.

Michael Jackson had a black belt in Kung-Fu. His former bodyguard and friend Matt Fides said, that Michael was one of the best martial artists he had ever seen. He says that martial arts are very similar to dancing, that's why Michael Jackson was so good at it.

The king of rock n roll, Elvis Presley was a big karate fan often demonstrating his kicks live on stage. He trained in Kenpo Karate. Kenpo Karate or also known as American Kenpo is characterized by quick and powerful strikes. Presley loved karate and even got an 8th-degree black belt.

Not to be outdone Athletes like former LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is a big martial arts movie fan and in order to that, he's studying Jeet Kuno do, which is a hybrid martial arts, heavily influenced by martial arts superstar Bruce Lee.

Hershel Walker started his sports career as a professional American-football player and was part of many NFL teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants or the Minnesota Vikings. After quitting his football career, he decided to become a mixed martial arts fighter. In 2010 and 2011 he had two professional fights before finally setting for retirement. Walker has also a fifth-degree black belt in Tae kwon-do.

Surprisingly Phil Mickelson is not just a pro golfer, but also a passionate about Kung Fu and Tae kwon-do.

Why Celebs choose Martial Arts

Celebs join a martial class to help them relieve stress, improve focus, learn to control their emotions and learn self-defence. What applies to them can apply to you why not join a Martial Arts Class today.

You don't have to be a celeb to practice martial arts. If you are interested in joining a martial art class near you use this website to search and find a class or martial arts club.