Jason Statham is a recognized lover of contact sports. This Hollywood star has been training martial arts for more than 20 years, and has been improving ever since. Recently, in an interview to promote his new movie, he revealed a curious detail about his son related to the fights. Read below!
Jason Statham is a 55-year-old British actor, one of the highest grossing. In addition, he is a recognized enthusiast of mixed martial arts, which he has been training for many years, being kickboxing the one he enjoys the most and Brazilian jiu-jitsu in which he has a more advanced degree (he is a purple belt under the Renzo Gracie academy). although he also did brief training in Wing Chun, karate, taekwondo, Muay Thai or Krav Maga for different scenes.
But it does not end here, since apart from his training, he is a consumer of the competitions: In an interview with ESPN, he confirmed that he has been a fan of the UFC since the first event, after being mesmerized by the different styles and the level of competition . In addition, he surprised by stating that the fighters on the circuit are the best possible athletes, due to all the fighting styles they combine, and the concentration and mental strength they use, constantly overcoming their fears.
Thus, his fanaticism for contact sports explains two things: The fact that he does not use stunt doubles in dangerous scenes or combat -in the best style of Jackie Chan or Tom Cruise-, and that he has an impressive physique with 55 years of age. age. Knowing that Jason is a lover of MMA and that he constantly points out the benefits of practicing it , it is not surprising that he guides his son down that path. In an interview with the ‘Irish Daily Star’ to promote his new spy film ‘Operation Fortune’, Statham said :
He has an unusual ability to strangle me from behind.
Thus, it seems that the actor found a combat partner in his 5-year-old son, Jack Oscar Statham . Born in 2017, Jack is the first child of the celebrity, who he had with his partner since 2010, the actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , while in February 2022 his daughter, Isabella, was born .
About ‘Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre’
In the film, Statham plays Orson Fortune, a British secret service agent who is trying to track down and prevent the sale of a new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order , a task for which he recruits one of the most famous movie stars. Hollywood greats.