February 11, 2024

How to Become a John Wick Assassin

Keanu Reeves stars as John Wick, one of cinema's most brutal hitmen. Over his violent career he established himself as an expert with weapons and tactics; earning himself the name "Baba Yaga", after the Slavic folktale character known for living in a hut standing on chicken legs. John's relentless focus and unwavering determination to complete each task made him an icon among assassin communities worldwide.

John was in peak human physical condition. His strength, durability, speed, agility and stamina all outshone that of many who attempted to kill him. Additionally, his high threshold for pain combined with quick reflexes made it extremely difficult to overcome him and bring about his downfall.

John was trained in several martial arts and weapons disciplines. Beyond gun-fu, John also displayed skillful knife fighting and swordplay techniques as well as knowing how to use grenades and bombs - essential skills for professional assassins.

Film series suggest John Wick was a Marine Corps marksman, as evidenced by his use of M-16 variant weaponry and his propensity to shoot enemies three times in the chest and once in the head (a Table 2 Marine Marksmanship training technique) while using his Ford Mustang. Additionally, Reeves trained with military-grade weapons specialists from Combative Sports Academy to improve both his fighting techniques and car stunt driving abilities.

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