Celebrities Who are black belts

Posted in Lifestyle on Jan 20th, 2019


Getting a black belt in any martial art can take years of dedication, practice and time. Not to mention money. Martial arts tutors don’t come cheap. However, despite all of the time they devote to artistic projects, many of the world’s most famous celebrities have also found time to learn some kick-ass skills on the side. Keep reading to see our list of the coolest celebrities who managed to work their way through the ranks to become a black belt. Some of them might surprise you.

17. Willie Nelson

That’s right. The all American, all cool, all pot-smoking country legend, Willie Nelson received his fifth degree black belt in the Korean martial art of GongKwon Yusul the day before he turned 81. In an interview with AP, Nelson said, “I think martial arts is one of the best exercises you can do. Mentally, spiritually, physically, everything.” Well, it’s got to be true, considering he’s been kicking ass for over 20 years.

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