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  This may of been done, but find it interesting.  Who are some famous people who have some legit martial arts training.

These are some I can find.  Not people who dabble but those who seem to have seriously trained.

James Caan- 6th dan under Takayuki Kubota

Sean Patrick Flannery- black belts in BJJ and Karate

George Washington-  well respected wrestler

Elvis Presley- practiced Shotokan and tae kwon do, black belt chito-ryu, and trained under Ed Parker.

Vladamir Putin- Black belt in Judo. Trained since 14 and former KGB.

Ed O'Neil-  Black belt BJJ under Rorian Gracie(15 yrs)

Willie Nelson- Black belt tae kwon do

DJ Mbenge(LA Lakers)- Black belt in Judo

Abraham Lincoln- another well respected president wrestler

James Cagney- Black belt in Judo

Phil Collen(guitarist Def Leppard)-  Muay thai and black belt in karate

Ben Campbell(senator Colorado)- Captain of Olympic Judo team 1964.

Guy Ritchie-  Black belt karate.  Training in Judo and BJJ

Theodore Roosevelt-  ju jitsu and judo

Emmanual Lewis-  Black belts in karate and tae kwon do

Boiko Borisov(PM of Bulgaria)-  Former karate insrtuctor and bodyguard

Forrest Whitaker- 3rd degree black belt kenpo karate.
1/6/11 4:51 PM
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Emmanual Lewis- Black belts in karate and tae kwon do


What?
OMG my brain just exploded.

1/6/11 4:52 PM
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Al Bundy is the man.
1/6/11 5:00 PM
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i think steven segal did some jujutsu and aikido and bruce lee wing chun, judo and boxing
1/6/11 5:01 PM
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that douche off the hills
1/6/11 5:03 PM
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 Rocky...had a purple belt in Boxing
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Mike Tyson
1/6/11 5:04 PM
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shaquille oneill from those awful movies STEEL, Blue chip, and Shazaam trained kung-fu, shq-fu and even tranes mma and has for over a decade. he should be an alternate for the SF tournament imo
1/6/11 5:05 PM
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that short actor with the beard, he's in a lot of movies....kimbo slice traned MMA with bas for a while
1/6/11 5:06 PM
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Elvis Presley was only a Kenpo guy.. Mr Parker I think gave him up to his 8th degree BB.
1/6/11 5:06 PM
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1/6/11 5:09 PM
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Dana is famous and he has boxercised weilding 300 lb. jackhammers sans HRT
1/6/11 5:12 PM
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A little obscure but for any fans of the band Tool Maynard James Keenan is a purple belt under Rickson Gracie. Even RNC a crazy fan onstage whilst singing... Classic moment. Phone Post
1/6/11 5:12 PM
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Interesting yhread Phone Post
1/6/11 5:15 PM
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 Rikki Rocket(Poison)- BB under Renato Magno

Steve Irwin- Gaidojutsu under Greg Jackson
1/6/11 5:23 PM
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 Olivier Gruner(french actor)- World middleweight kickboxing champ, French commando marine unit.
1/6/11 5:23 PM
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SCTom -  Rikki Rocket(Poison)- BB under Renato Magno
I assume that is a "blow-belt", which is a black belt with a white stripe down the middle.
 
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SCTom -  Ed O'Neil-  Black belt BJJ under Rorian Gracie(15 yrs)
 Really?
1/6/11 5:31 PM
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Maynard James Keenan(Tool)- Purple belt under Rickson Gracie.
1/6/11 5:34 PM
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Sir Isaac Newton was a bareknuckle boxer in his youth.

Henry VIII of England was a known wrestler.
1/6/11 5:41 PM
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kevin james tranes mma for real
1/6/11 5:43 PM
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SCTom -  Ed O'Neil-  Black belt BJJ under Rorian Gracie(15 yrs)
 Really?


Yeah really.
1/6/11 5:51 PM
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That east coast business tycoon Master LLoyd irvin is staight up BADASSBad i mean like BJJ. Sambo AND Judo!
1/6/11 5:52 PM
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me wife sez the bloke from
walker, texas Ranger' tv show tranes with carlos machado

and carlos is legit

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