Joel Kinnaman on His Love of Jiu-Jitsu and What It's Like When a Black Belt 'Folds You Up Like a Paper Clip'

Joel Kinnaman on His Love of Jiu-Jitsu and What It's Like When a Black Belt 'Folds You Up Like a Paper Clip'

Actor Joel Kinnaman knows his way around an action scene. From his work in movies and TV shows like Suicide Squad, RoboCop, the Swedish smash Easy Money, Hanna, and the Netflix series Altered Carbon, Kinnaman has learned to handle himself in a fight.

In fact, it was on the sci-fi Netflix series where Kinnaman discovered his new workout obsession: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Now, it has become a staple of his workout routine. As Kinnaman told us in his MJ5 rundown, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something he’s “literally addicted to. If I don’t train for like three or four days, my mind starts playing tricks on me.”

On Altered Carbon, Kinnaman played a mercenary soldier and needed to find a particular fighting style for the character: “We were trying all these different … Read the rest