How Keanu Reeves trained for the insane action of 'John Wick 2'

John Wick 2 Niko Tavernise LionsgateNiko Tavernise/Lionsgate‘John Wick: Chapter 2.’

Keanu Reeves premiered “John Wick: Chapter 2” in 2017. It was the highly anticipated sequel to the 2014 hit original, and Lionsgate released a video showing off what the star had to go through to be ready for a movie this insanely action-packed.

From martial arts and rifle shooting to peeling out in a parking lot, getting the realistic look needed to make the movie work required Reeves to put in a lot of hours of training before filming.

Here’s a brief rundown of what Reeves did:

Keanu spent time fight training.


He had to brush up on his jujutsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and standing judo.


Also three-gun tactical shooting. He annihilates his targets.


All these elements make up John Wick's 'gun-fu' fighting style.

Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate

And Reeves also had to get in a car and do some fancy driving for the movie.


Doors optional.


Watch more of what Keanu had to do to be John Wick-ready:

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