Many celebs out there rely on bodyguards and private security to keep them safe, but there are some daredevils who have mastered the martial arts and could probably make a potential assailant regret their decision.
These 8 celebrities have been doing martial arts for almost their entire life, and they’re surprisingly good at it!
1. Keanu Reeves
Keanu has practiced various martial arts throughout his life, including sword fighting, kung-fu, and gun-fu. However, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu remains one of his main passions. Reeves is not the only actor who regularly practices Brazilian Ji-Jitsu. The list includes Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Vince Vaughn, and many others.
2. Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe is best known for his roles in movies like “Cruel Intentions” and “Crash.” But in addition to his acting career, he’s been doing taekwondo since he was eight.
3. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer has been an American darling since the 90s when she starred in “Friends.” Jen is said to be an expert in Budokan, a form of karate. This martial art combines yoga and karate and is described as “the science of mind and movement.”
4. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He used to train with master Rigan Machado, an eighth-degree black belt owner.
5. Christian Bale
Bale, who played one of the coolest characters in the history of cinema, is also kind of like a Batman in real life. He trained at the famous Wing Chun Kung-Fu Academy in Los Angeles, where many other celebrities went through intense martial arts training.
6. Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. is no pushover in real life either. He was also trained Wing Chun Kung-Fu Academy masters and is known for his tireless work and discipline in martial arts.
7. Taylor Lautner
The star of the sparkly vampire saga “Twilight,“ received a black belt when he was 8 years old and later won several junior karate world championships.
8. Carrie-Anne Moss
This Canadian actress owes her popularity to the iconic movie trilogy “The Matrix.” But we would probably get a different actress playing Trinity if Moss had not been learning kung-fu before. Perhaps, when she started with wushu and yoga, Carrie-Anne did not even think to go all-in on the training, but those skills came in handy!