Country Music Legend Willie Nelson to Receive 5th Dan

Written on:April 22, 2014
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We all know Willie Nelson for his music, his acting and his activism, but did you know that the country music statesman is also a black belt? On Monday, April 28, 2014, Nelson will receive his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul during a special ceremony at his martial arts studio in Austin, Texas.

Willie started practicing martial arts when he was a young songwriter in Nashville. He has trained in kung fu, Taw Kwon Do and Gon Kwon Yu Sul. He works out on his bus while traveling to shows.

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