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Hollywood Jobs: Teaching stars how to kick butt on screen




Actor and martial arts expert Benny
Actor and martial arts expert Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, right, shows “Take Two” host A Martinez punching techniques during a lesson at the Woodland Hills Team Karate Center.
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Actor and martial arts expert Benny
Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, right, gives “Take Two” host A Martinez a boxing lesson at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.
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Actor and martial arts expert Benny
Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, right, and “Take Two” host A Martinez practice defensive techniques at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.
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Actor and martial arts expert Benny
"Take Two" host A Martinez, left, warms up with martial arts expert Benny "The Jet" Urquidez at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.
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Actor and martial arts expert Benny
The main martial arts room at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.
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Actor and martial arts expert Benny
A student mission and creed hang above the main martial arts room at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.
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Actor and martial arts expert Benny
Students can hit the books before hitting the mat in a “homework room” at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.
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Actor and martial arts expert Benny
Undated headshot of Benny "The Jet" Urquidez during one of his many reigns as kickboxing champion.


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Take Two's series on unusual Hollywood jobs continues with the person responsible for making sure that fight scenes are not only safe, but look as realistic as possible: a fight coordinator.

That's the person that not only orchestrates the fight scenes, but is also tasked with making the actor look like they know how to fight. A Martinez learns the tricks of the trade with an actual living legend, former kickboxing champion Benny “The Jet” Urquidez.

Videos of Benny The Jet in action:

 

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