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List of celebrities who know martial arts, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, actresses, musicians, and athletes are trained in various martial arts. Some celebrities are black belts in Karate while others study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Several Hollywood actors began studying the martial arts in preparation for roles in popular action films.

Several musicians also know martial arts. Willie Nelson earned a black belt in Taekwondo. Megadeath musician Dave Mustaine has a black belt in Karate and Taekwondo, and Tool front man Maynard James Keenan trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Lou Reed practiced Tai Chi on a daily basis, reportedly for up to three hours at a time.

Do you think that being trained in martial arts helps these celebs in their lives and careers? Which martial arts have you studied? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Study Martial Arts
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Jennifer Aniston is trained in Budokon.

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director

Credits: Friends, We're the Millers, The Iron Giant, Office Space

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Jessica Biel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Study Martial Arts
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Actress Jessica Biel trains in martial arts in order to stay fit.

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Ely, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer

Credits: The Illusionist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 7th Heaven, The A- Team

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#65 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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#85 on The Best Living American Actresses

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Adriana Lima is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Study Martial Arts
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Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima is trained in Capoeira.

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil

Profession: Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel

Credits: Spike Guys' Choice Awards, The Hire: The Follow, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Pista Dupla

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Gisele Bündchen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Study Martial Arts
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Gisele Bündchen incorporates Kung Fu into her workout routine.

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Três de Maio, Brazil

Profession: Television producer, Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel, Actor

Credits: The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2006, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005, VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, The Devil Wears Prada

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