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Keanu Reeves and his fake? black belt

Keanu Reeves is known in the world of contact sports for his approach to two disciplines, judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Today, in Clinch, we will remember the controversy surrounding this Hollywood star and a black belt in judo that he received. Check out this awesome episode below!

Throughout his professional and personal life, Keanu Reeves has practiced various martial arts, such as kung-fu, judo and the popular Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which helped him perform more effectively in his movies. In addition, he did brief training in other styles to prepare some films, so he also has experience in karate, aikido and Krav Maga.

In particular, the Hollywood star singled out judo and jiu-jitsu as his favourites, stating that they give him the necessary tools to maintain his composure under pressure while filming action scenes. As for Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the actor trains under the guard of the Machado brothers and is a white beltthe first level of the discipline, but undoubtedly one of the most important, since it serves to consolidate the principles.

On the other hand, he started training judo in preparation for the movie ‘John Wick’, where he demonstrated some incredible moves. The actor acknowledged that the mental and physical training of this style of martial art allowed him to keep his body healthy and has helped him stay focused both on and off film sets.

Judo It is an individual combat sport in which the aim is to immobilize the adversary or force his surrender, through knockdowns or throws against the ground, a very good tool both defensively and offensively. It is not known that Reeves has a belt in this discipline, but a version did circulate that caused confusion:

It turns out that In 2017, Nomura Tadahiro, a three-time Olympic champion in judo, awarded Keanu Reeves an honorary black belt, for the important contribution he has made to the spread of this sport.. Although, of course, it’s not a belt earned for skills or time spent training in the dojo.

In fact, Reeves studied judo for only four months, to play his role in the action thriller ‘John Wick’. To his credit, in one scene in particular, he performed ippon-seoi-nage, one of Nomura’s favorite techniques, the member of the International Judo Federation who awarded him the honorary belt.

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Keanu Reeves and his two main disciplines: judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu

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