BLOG14: Celebrity Martial Artists – Karate Edition

Karate has to be one of the most popular martial arts out there, with it’s roots in Okinawa and Japanese Ju Jitsu, you’ll find plenty of karate studios in any town. Some moves, like the Gyaku Zuki (reverse punch) and Mawashi Geri (roundhouse kick) are instantly recognisable from the movies…


kinopoisk.ruMichael Jai White

Yes, our very own presenter is a black belt in Karate (and seven other martial arts by the way), so you know that you get an informed opinion when watching Last Fighter Standing!



Dolph Lungren

Dolph Lungren is one talented individual. As well as the acting, he also has a masters degree in chemical engineering and a 3rd dan black belt in Kyokoshin karate. He captained the Swedish Kyokoshin karate team, and won the European championships in 1980 and 1981.




Sean Connery

As well as being named as ‘Scotlands Greatest Living National Treasure’, Sir Sean Connery is ageing very well. The ex James Bond attributes this to his healthy lifestyle, and both bodybuilding and was a black belt in Kyokushin Karate in his youth.








Wesley Snipes

If you saw ‘Blade’, you’ll know that Mr Snipes has some great moves. He has a 5th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, as well as a black belt in Hapkido and experience of Kung Fu, Capoiera, Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Must be a good combination for fighting vampires…