Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. With that, comes interest in the sport from the rich and famous. From former presidents to film actors, NFL players to music legends, across the country, celebrities are practicing this sport.
Mixed Martial Arts
“MMA encompasses disciplines from various martial arts and Olympic sports, such as boxing, kick-boxing, karate, jiu-jitsu, muay thai, tae kwon do, wrestling and judo.
Rounds are five minutes in length and there are typically three rounds in a contest, unless it’s a championship fight (or a non-title UFC main event), in which case, the contest lasts five rounds,” according to Mirror.co.uk.
Robert Downey Jr. and Christian Bale Kung-Fu
Both Robert Downey Jr. and Christian Bale are Wing Chun Kung-Fu martial artists and have the same trainer. Downey Jr. began practicing it in 2002-2003, which he credits for giving him the strength to overcome his addictions. Wing Chun is referred to as “a martial art for the mind,” and is known to increase focus, concentration and relaxation. [Read more…] about 8 Celebrities Who are Really Good at Martial Arts