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December 19 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' star Clark Gregg earns his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. "It turns out the soft spoken Gregg is also an active student learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under famed teachers Rigan Machado and Renato Magno at their academy in Santa Monica, California".

Does he do his own stunts on the show? Or is he allowed to?
I kind of doubt that he does his own stunts. But anyway, good for him, BJJ is a neat martial art to know.
Haha! That is so cool. My brother actually has a medal in that sport. Not a big competition, but still. I think I'll have to put this on my bucket list: Watch my brother and Clark Gregg fight in a BJJ competition.
Note to self, never start a fight with Clark Gregg.
Life imitating art or vice-versa? That's pretty awesome. I count that as two Whedon actors who are already proficient or are studying martial arts (Tahmoh, Muay Thai). I also always wonder why people choose the martial art they study.

[ edited by Tonya J on 2013-12-19 19:20 ]
Ming Na-Wen and Sarah Michelle Gellar(i think) also study martial arts.
Ming Na-Wen looked pretty authentic doing Tai-Chi. I know I remember reading that SMG had studied martial arts before getting the role as Buffy. I'd taken some Korean Tang Soo Do in college, and her stances in the early episodes looked right for a closed fist style, but that isn't people expect from Hollywood.
Congratulations to Clark Gregg for his promotion to brown belt in Brasilian Jiu-Jitsu! I hope we get to see Coulson break some of that out in the second half of the season!

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