Celebrities Who Study Silat

Discussion in 'Silat' started by ICT, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. ICT

    ICT Shaolin Malay Silat


    I know we have talked about movies with Silat but what about Celebrities that study or have studied Silat.

    I consider an intense 6-week course for a movie like the "Hunted" to qualify as have studied but I don't consider a day or two of technique for a specific fight scene as have studied.

    Here are the ones I know of:

    Bruce Lee - Willem Reeders, Willy Wetzel, Paul DeThours
    Brandon Lee - Dan Inosanto
    Lucy Lui - ?
    Wesley Snipes - Cliff Stewart, Steven Benitez
    Steven Seagal - Dan Inosanto
    Tommy Lee Jones - Sayoc Kali Silat
    Benicio Del Torro - Sayoc Kali Silat

    Anyone know of any other actors, athletes or models who have studied?

    Teacher: Eddie Ivester
  2. Wali

    Wali Valued Member

    Ross Kemp - Steve Benitez

    He's a big star in the UK, with leading roles in shows like Eastenders & Ultimate Force. Probably a total unknown in the US, unless you watch UK tv on cable.
  3. Gingerbread Man

    Gingerbread Man New Member

    even bigger star since his girlfriend assaulted him....
  4. Wali

    Wali Valued Member

    Thankfully for him he knew Silat, and easily defended himself! :p
  5. tellner

    tellner Valued Member

    My answer is, as usual, "Who cares?" In fact, I'll be very unhappy if Silat ever becomes a celebrity thing. You'll get bad schools popping up like mushrooms after the rain.
  6. Wali

    Wali Valued Member

    Don't need celebrities for that!
  7. tellner

    tellner Valued Member

    :( Yeah, you right.
  8. Gajah Silat

    Gajah Silat Ayo berantam!

    Could have been worse. I expect Letitia 'Sharon' Dean could KO many a man.....complete with a Miss Piggy Hiiiiyaaaah :D

    I think a Grant Mitchel Silat fight in Eastenders would go down a treat. At least it would liven the miserable soap up! More of an Emmerdale man myself ;)

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