The top 5 highest ranking black belts in Hollywood
To achieve the rank of black belt in any discipline requires dedication, determination, and a willingness to sacrifice time, personal relationships, and even personal goals all for the singular goal of earning a coveted black belt. In and of itself, to achieve this rank is a milestone and often times the achievement of a lifetime.
Once the rank of black belt is achieved there are varying degrees as the study of the art is ever evolving, advancing, and the esoteric aspect begins to reach philosophical depths that shape and form whom a person is at their core and determines the course of their life. This is a difficult task to undertake regardless of one’s status in society but in the hustle and bustle of today’s Hollywood celebrities, time is literally of the essence and is quite literally money.
The list below takes a look at the top five highest ranking black belts in Hollywood.
5) Willie Nelson
When one thinks of this iconic country music star and avid proponent of the use of marijuana the idea of a proficiency in the martial arts isn’t exactly what comes to mind however; make no mistake about it: Willie Nelson could kick your ass! At 81 years old Nelson received his 5th degree black belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul from Master Sam Um whom he has been training with in Austin, Texas for over 20 years!