Jean Claude Van Damme is one of the most iconic martial artist in cinematic history. Van Damme is most famous for his role in Kickboxer, Bloodsport, and Lion Heart. He also transitioned into one of Hollywood’s biggest action stars.
Van Damme was recently seen training with Nick and Nate Diaz helping them improving their kicking ability, which he is most well-known for. Recently TMZ Sports caught up with Van Damme talked about his desire to work with more UFC athletes to help improve their kicking ability:
“I want to teach people how to have power and flexibility and dexterity with the legs,” Van Damme told TMZ. “Right now, it’s a mess. They are missing, they are out of balance. Thank god they have good jiu-jitsu. And some guys have good eyes to kick in the right position when the guy is off balance, but to lift your leg, and arm your leg like a fist … you think people are good fighter right now in the UFC, wait five years. Wait five years when the (kicks) are coming in. When people have (kicks) like in the old times, like Bill Wallace — google Bill Wallace. Those guys were amazing, but it took years.”