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Hollywood Jobs: Teaching stars how to kick butt on screen

by Take Two

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. Todd Johnson/KPCC

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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