Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn showcase serious sword fighting skills (video)
Aaron Rodgers and longtime girlfriend Olivia Munn are spending their free time honing their martial arts skills, as evidenced by a video posted to Instagram by the actress on Sunday. With training camp only about a month away, the Green Bay Packers quarterback clearly is utilizing unorthodox — but perhaps effective — means to keep himself in football shape.
With Munn in the foreground demonstrating some pretty serious talent with the blade, Rodgers is off in the distance working with what appears to be a bamboo shinai. And while he isn’t too shabby, his skills pale in comparison to the impressive techniques showcased by Munn, who presumably is engaging in sword-fighting training to prepare for her upcoming role as Psylocke in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
“Learned some new tricks…” Munn writes.
All told, pretty nifty stuff, although Munn sharing this video isn’t quite as revealing as when she dished on the couple’s sex life last December.
Perhaps the most amusing part of the video is at the end when Rodgers makes a “get over here” gesture to some imaginary fighting foe.
Let’s just say that it’s pretty impressive that Rodgers didn’t bash himself on the forehead with the shinai. While he wasn’t whipping it around his head at great speed, it would have been awfully easy to get distracted by Munn’s performance.
A few ill-informed and dimwitted Packers fans attempted to blame a rough patch Rodgers hit last season on his relationship with Munn. This video indicates that she’s at least doing her part to keep him in shape during the offseason. And if any other fans want to give her any lip, well, her sword skills demonstrate she isn’t one to be trifled with.