- Tom Brady’s wife Giselle Bundchen is an avid kickboxer.
- Bundchen has been practicing martial arts for years.
- She knocked her trainer to the ground in a Jiu-Jitsu video posted to social media, which caught Brady’s attention.
Tom Brady’s supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen recently showed off her Jiu-Jitsu skills, and Brady jokingly took it as a warning to clean up his kitchen habits.
Bundchen, 41, posted a video to Twitter where she practiced Jiu-Jitsu moves on her trainer and slammed him to the ground multiple times. Bundchen said that she has felt “stronger, more confident, and empowered” since she started practicing self-defense.
Brady, 44, retweeted the video with the caption: “My days of leaving dishes in the sink are numbered…”
Bundchen has practiced martial arts and kickboxing for years. She showed off her Muay Thai skills on Instagram in 2016, and said she did Kung Fu every day during her first pregnancy in 2010 in an interview with Vogue.
bundchen said on Twitter that the self-defense knowledge that comes with practicing martial arts is especially important for her as a woman.
Martial arts like Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Kung Fu are effective full-body cardio workouts that can help improve mental focus and combat
according to WebMD.
Martial arts can build muscle and improve balance
Most martial arts involve doing a variety of different movements and stances in a session, while many conventional workouts like weightlifting and
focus on repeating the same movement in sets.
Martial arts and kickboxing — an exercise that focuses specifically on kicking and leg movements in various martial arts — can burn hundreds of calories in a single session. Martial arts can burn up to 450 calories per hour depending on a person’s weight, according to WebMD, and kickboxing can burn up to 600 calories per hour, according to the UFC.
Martial arts also work out muscles in the arms, chest, core, and legs, building and and toning muscles much like swimming and bodyweight workouts. Studies suggest that kickboxing and the kicking movements in martial arts like Jiu-Jitsu and Kung Fu can even improve balance and help older people avoid falling, according to Healthline.
Practicing martial arts has also been linked to improvements in emotional stability, assertiveness, and self-confidence, according to WebMD.