From Hollywood to MMA, Actors Who Took up Combat Discipline: Jason Statham, Tom Hardy & More

From the chic red-carpet moments, major Hollywood blockbusters, and rigorous MMA training. Here are a few highly gifted actors that began training in MMA while pursuing their acting careers.


Tom Hardy

Hardy, who is well-known for his roles in films like "Legend," "Inception," "Venom," "Warriors," and others, is also well-known for his attractive appearance. In 2011, Hardy was exposed to MMA while preparing for the movie "Warrior." He never ceases to astound his admirers with his acting and MMA prowess.

Michael Jai White

The impressive skill set of an American actor, director, and martial artist includes Shtkan, Goju-Ryu, Taekwondo, Kobudo, Tang Soo Do, Wushu, Jiu Jitsu, Kyokushin, Boxing, and Kyokushin Karate. He also has a mastery of nine other martial arts, including Wushu, Jiu Jitsu, and Jiu-Jitsu.

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor, martial artist, director, and fight choreographer Damme is from Belgium. He is best recognised for his work in Hollywood, but he also has a remarkable battle history. Van Damme has an 18-1 kickboxing record, with every victory coming by knockout.

Wesley Snipes

Snipes is an American martial artist, actor, and producer. His performances in well-known movies including "Major League," "New Jack City," "White Men Can't Jump," "Passenger 57," "Rising Sun," "Demolition Man," and "To Wong Foo" have made him famous. He has incredible martial arts talents and has been doing Shotokan karate and Hapkido since he was a young child.

Jason Statham

The Expendables, Wrath of Man, The Transporter, and many other action-thriller movies have featured Statham, an English actor, in exceptional roles. In his youth, Statham participated in recreational kickboxing, karate, and Chinese martial arts training.


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