Keanu Reeves Goes Gun Training in New John Wick 2 Video
With action hits such as The Matrix and the 2014 cult classic John Wick under his belt, one wouldn't think that Keanu Reeves would need much training for his upcoming sequel John Wick: Chapter 2, in theaters next February. Today we have a new video which shows that the actor is still dedicated to perfecting his action tactics, as he trains with gun expert Aaron Cohen. This seven-minute video begins with the actor learning to use a unique new holster, which Aaron Cohen designed himself. Take a look at the statement from Aaron Cohen's company Cherries Covert Ops Apparel below.
"Aaron Cohen trains Keanu Reeves for John Wick: Chapter 2. Training consisted of over 3 weeks of pre-production tactical firearms prep. Specific gear and tactics included concealed draw training with Cohen's newly released Cherries Below-The-Waistband Deep Concealment Holster, and over 40 hours of carbine combined with limited penetration room clearing. Cohen was part of a tactical training team selected to train Reeves which included Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Krav Maga, boxing, 3-gun and more."
As we can see in the YouTube video below, the "Below-The-Waistband Deep Concealment Holster" is designed to fit inside the front of the gun owner's pants, as we see Keanu Reeves try to draw his weapon from inside his pants as quickly as possible. Given how much the actor was training with this holster, it seems clear we'll see it in use at some point during John Wick 2. Here's what Aaron Cohen Aaron Cohen had to say about training Keanu Reeves.
"Keanu is one of the hardest-working people I've trained. He is the ultimate truth seeker when it comes to perfecting tactics. He is incredibly humble and I'm truly grateful to have gotten to be a part of his training team for John Wick: Chapter Two."
The supporting cast for John Wick: Chapter 2 includes Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Common, Ian McShane, Riccardo Scamarcio, Peter Stormare, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynihan, Thomas Sadoski and Lance Reddick. John Wick: Chapter 2 is directed by Chad Stahelski, who directed the original John Wick with David Leitch, from a script by John Wick writer Derek Kolstad. Take a look at this seven-minute training video with Keanu Reeves from John Wick: Chapter Two, in theaters February 10, 2017.