Take Two for September 16, 2013

Hollywood Jobs: Teaching stars how to kick butt on screen

Team Karate Center with A Martinez

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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.

Team Karate Center with A Martinez

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Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, right, gives “Take Two” host A Martinez a boxing lesson at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.

Team Karate Center with A Martinez

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Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, right, and “Take Two” host A Martinez practice defensive techniques at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.

Team Karate Center with A Martinez

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"Take Two" host A Martinez, left, warms up with martial arts expert Benny "The Jet" Urquidez at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.

Team Karate Center with A Martinez

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The main martial arts room at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.

Team Karate Center with A Martinez

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A student mission and creed hang above the main martial arts room at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.

Team Karate Center with A Martinez

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Students can hit the books before hitting the mat in a “homework room” at the Team Karate Center in Woodland Hills.

Undated headshot of Benny "The Jet" Urquidez during one of his many reigns as kickboxing champion.


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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