Keanu Reeves defends Jimmy Fallon’s Tai Chi technique
Keanu Reeves is an American-Canadian actor who is best known for his roles in blockbuster action films such as The Matrix franchise as well as Speed and the ultra popular John Wick for which a sequel is being released soon.
In the following clip from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, we see Keanu defend himself against Jimmy Fallon’s newly learned Tai Chi maneuver. Jimmy Fallon, who is known for his awkward, self-deprecating sense of humor, took over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno back in 2014.
Prior to demonstrating the move, Jimmy explains that he really did talk to a Tai Chi expert that taught him this move before asking Keanu if he could try it on him. Keanu looks pretty reluctant at first but the audience cheers him on so he agrees.
For those not aware, Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art that claims to have many health benefits outside of personal defense training such as overall health, meditation and mindfulness as well as its original martial arts purpose.
Once they get around to doing the move, Fallon asks Keanu to grab his neck tie. Once he does though, very quickly and powerfully, it quickly comes off as it is a clip on tie and this whole thing is revealed as being a pre-rehearsed bit though it was well acted by both.
ABOUT KEANU REEVES:
Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964)is a American-Canadian actor, producer, and musician. Reeves is best known for his acting career, beginning in 1985 and spanning more than three decades. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise (1989–1991), action thrillers Point Break (1991) and Speed (1994), and the science fiction-action trilogy The Matrix (1999–2003). He has also appeared in dramatic films such as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), My Own Private Idaho (1991), and Little Buddha (1993), as well as the romantic horror Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). [Source: Wiki]