Excerpt from Cosmopolitan All About Men issue Summer 1998: Victor Webster, on Boy Culture
California: Victor Webster
My hobbies include "kickboxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and skydiving."
Excerpts from Victor Webster Lycos Chat 5/27/99, on The Unofficial Victor Webster Page
Victor Webster, Nicholas on DAYS OF OUR LIVES May 27, 1999
duchess16: if you couldn't be an actor, is there other things you enjoy or would like to do?
SPEAKER_VictorWebster: I would've been a professional fighter. Maybe a location scout for movies. A veterinarian. Or maybe a Prince of Egypt. Super hero...
CLerinET: How did you get into kickboxing? I just started it this week and it is the funniest thing I've ever tried!
SPEAKER_VictorWebster: I've been involved in martial arts since I was 9 years old. And started training in kickboxing because my martial arts instructor at the time was also a former professional champion kick boxer (lightweight). So we started cross training with the arts.
MODERATOR: You are a Black Belt aren't you? And don't you teach children Tae Kwan Do?
SPEAKER_VictorWebster: Yes, yes. It was one of the most influential experiences of my life, it brought me self-confidence... Traditional values, flexibility and health. And the ability to defend others and myself. And I consider it a great gift to be able to pass it on to our future generation. It brought me to a realization.... to how a sense of inner peace can really help you in all aspects of your life.
Excerpt from Mexia Daily News 7/6/99: Victor Webster
Victor Webster: Never Give Up
by Seli Groves Daytime Dial
Speaking of goals, as it were, over the years, yours truly has talked to several Canadian natives, including Victor's castmate, Roark Critchlow (Dr. Michael Horton), William Shatner, Norm MacDonald and Howie Mandel, and all have said that as youngsters in Canada, they dreamed of becoming professional hockey players and one day playing on a Stanley Cup team. Did Victor feel the same? "I was interested in hockey and still follow the game," he said. "But my main interest was in martial arts, especially Tae Kwon Do.
"I did whatever I could to pay for lessons," Victor said. That included construction work, selling shoes, waiting on tables and modeling. Modeling was something that I never really thought about, but when the opportunity came to do it, and I learned how well it paid, I said yes. By the time I got my black belt in Tae Kwon Do, I realized I had also established myself as a model, which became a very important turning point in my life."
© Mexia Daily News
Excerpt from Soap Talk 8/20/99: Victor Webster
There's More to Hunk Webster Than Looks
by Candace Havens
One of his biggest passions is martial arts. "I was always getting into fights as a kid," he says. "Martial arts proved to be the perfect outlet to redirect my aggressive energy. I immediately became addicted to the sport and my entire life changed...When I decide to do something, I give 100 percent and try to be and do the best at anything I put my mind to."
© Soap Talk
Excerpt from Victor Webster: American Fitness, 9/99
Debonair DAREDEVIL: Days of Our Lives actor Victor Webster talks about sports, food, family and fitness.
American Fitness, Sept, 1999 by Bonnie Siegler
Webster thrives on extreme sports such as high speed skiing, race car driving and combat sports. "I'm still a big kid," says the 210-pound star, who loves pushing himself to the limits in daredevil sports. "I love the adrenaline rush of roller coasters, driving fast, skydiving and one-on-one martial arts competitions." Even though his very livelihood depends on an intact body and good looks, the self-proclaimed daredevil says, "I don't think of the negative. I just think of how much fun I'm going to have."
However, it took many years of self-discovery to be as focused as he sounds today at age 26. As a teenager, his rebellious nature created trouble in school. "I was always getting into fights as a kid," Webster explains. "I have a very aggressive nature. That's when my parents exposed me to martial arts, which provided the perfect outlet to redirect my energy. I immediately became addicted to the sport and my entire life changed. Martial arts is my passion." Webster still engages in martial arts up to five times a week, depending on his schedule. "I could do it every day if I had the time," he says. "Besides the physical aspects of giving me coordination, flexibility and agility, kickboxing and tae kwon do give me mental and physical discipline. They improve my self-esteem and confidence in other areas of my life."
Sports play a major role in Webster's overall physical fitness. "If I have time, I'll do some type of sport every day," he says. "I swim every morning at the Y because I consider it number one in total body conditioning." The rest of his list includes skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, basketball and tennis. I would much rather do something outdoors than be stuck inside a stuffy gym with a bunch of grunting guys," Webster says. "It's a necessary evil that I lift weights for at least 45 minutes three times a week, but if I'm lucky, I go for 90 minutes a stretch." Because boredom sets in quickly, Webster mixes up his routine. "I might do one or two body parts one session and do a full circuit upper body training the next with no rests or stops between sets. It provides me with aerobic and weight training simultaneously."
OK, let's put some perspective on this athletic body. "My chest is not so perfect," admits Webster, who says he would like to expose larger pecs in his shirtless scenes. "I'll just lift heavier weights (bench press 250 pounds) with less reps to get them pumped."
Another imperfection Webster admits to is eating doughnuts once or twice a month. "Maple bars and jelly-filled doughnuts are my downfall," he says, but he's learned how to trade in doughnut fat for "good fat." "I have a little bit of natural fat such as avocados with every meal," he explains. "I stay away from carbs such as bread and pasta, but I do like to have some rice."
With a diet following much of the Atkins principles, Webster says his breakfast usually consists of some fruit, yogurt, coffee, a meatless vegetable patty and egg whites. Lunch consists of chicken or fish with rice and veggies served at the Burbank Studios Commissary where Days of Our Lives is filmed. Dinner is steak, chicken or fish with some vegetables, but dining in is rarely an option. "I'm the king of eating out," he jokes. "I eat out almost every meal. With my busy schedule, I don't have time to fix a nutritional meal that can be prepared in 15 minutes at a restaurant."
Any snacking going on? "Oh yeah. That's the best way to maintain your diet--have five or six small meals throughout the day so your body metabolizes everything and stores only what it needs," Webster says. "A breast of chicken or high protein replacement bars provide a good nutritional snack. Webster s vitamin supplements include a men's multivitamin and vitamin C.
© American Fitness
Excerpt from Ibsys On The Set 7/31/00: Victor Webster
Versatile Hunk Victor Webster Hits His Stride: 'Days Of Our Lives' Star Talks About Rise To Fame
Webster says that his antics often led to interesting situations and got him into trouble as a kid. "Not only did I have a wild imagination, I used to live out my (fantasies)," he says. "I used to jump off the roof."
While Webster has given up his roof-leaping habit, he does manage to stay pretty active. Aside from shooting hoops, kickboxing and swimming, Webster is an avid martial arts enthusiast and holds a black belt in tae kwon do. He tells me that getting his black belt was his proudest moment. "(Earning the black belt was) the first time I choose to go after something that was unattainable and achieve it. That was when I first started to see my goals as potential realities rather than just goals I couldn't achieve," Webster says. It was just the beginning.
Excerpts from Visimag's Cult Times 2/02: Victor Webster, on Pink Hearts: V.W.M.X. *Property of Pink Hearts: V.W.M.X. (Pics 1 2 3)
I'm X-Static! Superhero star Victor Webster takes time out to discuss the many ways of discharging with your hand as the electrically empowered Brennan Mulwray in the hit show Mutant X!
by Steven Eramo
Most children fantasize about what they want to be when they grow up. Victor Webster's dream was to become a superhero. "That's what more or less fuelled my desire to study martial arts," he says. "I wanted to have the ability to save someone's life."
© Cult Times
Excerpt from Victor Webster: 5/5/02 Zap 2 It
Every Tattoo Tells a Story
(Sunday, May 05 10:00 PM) By Kate O'Hare
It's a big change from either modeling or Webster's other previous professions. "I used to teach martial arts. I was going to open my own studio at one point. So that was my life. I was a stockbroker during the day; I was a nightclub promoter at night; in between, I'd teach. Then on weekends, I'd fight."
Of the three, he recalls being a broker was "so stressful. It's basically like gambling. You get too old, too fast. They're all on coffee and coke and going out and getting drunk at lunch."
© Zap 2 It
Excerpt from Black Belt 11/02: Victor Webster
Soap Star Rising: Taekwondo Stylist Victor Webster Says the Martial Arts Saved Him from Trouble with the Law and Put Him on the Path to Stardom
by Sara Fogan
Movie heroes have to work through personal demons before they find their true path in life, and Webster is no different. Despite the fact that he had a police officer as a father, he was not a model-citizen youngster. A fan of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, he diligently practiced the martial arts techniques used by his TV idols -- on other kids at school. "I got kicked out of three schools when I was young," he says.
Eventually, his father enrolled him in a judo class at a local community center to instill some discipline. "My father thought I lacked self-esteem, and that's why I kept getting myself into fights," he says. "When people would say something to me that I didn't like, I would respond with physical force. So initially the judo classes were to keep me out of trouble."
Webster trained in the grappling art for a year before switching to shotokan karate. He also did some wrestling in school and studied kajukenbo from 1986 to 1988. Still restless and prone to skirmishing, by the time he was 20 he had gained plenty of combat experience. However, he did not truly appreciate what it meant to be a martial artist until after he and his family moved to California a few years later. It was only after he started training with Jhoon Kim and Jin Ha Choi at Sunrise Taekwondo in San Clemente, California, that he shed his obdurate attitude, he says.
"They were [instrumental] in changing my life, and not just as a martial artist," Webster recalls. "I was on a really bad path at that time. I was doing things I could have gone to jail for, and they basically took me under their wing Karate Kid-style."
In much the same way that Daniel-san did in the movie, Webster performed various chores for his instructors in exchange for his martial arts lessons. "I was the first person to sign up at this new school when they moved from Korea," he recalls. "I couldn't afford to pay, so I cleaned windows, I helped organize the kids and get them ready, I vacuumed, I went out and put fliers on cars. I went with them to do the grocery shopping. And they really coached me in the traditional part of the martial arts, farther than 'This is how you kick the crap out of somebody.'"
The instructors' approach to training definitely influenced Webster's attitude toward violence. "If you want to learn how to fight, go out and learn how to fight," he says. "Go kick somebody's butt, and one of these days you're going to end up in the hospital or you're going to get sued. If you want to study the martial arts, go to somebody that's going to teach you more than just how to punch somebody in the face."
Kim and Choi taught the actor about indomitable spirit, confidence and motivation. They also showed him how to respect himself and others. Webster earned his taekwondo black belt in 1995 and then opted to supplement his skills with kickboxing. He claims he is more interested in learning new systems than pursuing higher ranks in them. "My goal was to get one black belt in my life," he says. "As for the rest, I just want the knowledge. So I take as much stuff as I think is useful, and then I move on."
His continued interest in learning new styles has provided the 29-year-old thespian with some unique training opportunities. One of them involved studying Brazilian jujutsu from 1995 to 1997 so he could hold his own against no-holds-barred athletes while serving as a sparring partner for Ultimate Fighting Championship XVII lightweight contender Chris Brennan. These days, Webster no longer trains in traditional martial arts. Instead, he works on perfecting staged-combat techniques, fight choreography and wire work. "I'm learning a lot of kung fu right now, but it's not practical street application martial arts," he says. "It just looks good."
It took some times for Webster to find the path that eventually led him to the martial arts and acting.
The direction he wants to go right now would lead to a romantic comedy with no action at all, the star insists. He desperately wants to avoid being typecast as a martial artist. "I also want to do some action like Blade or Die Hard," he says. "And I want to do some straight dramatic acting with no funny stuff, no action -- like a recovering drug addict or a Leaving Las Vegas type of role."
His drive to get good in one martial art before branching out into others seems to have spilled over into his professional life. Whether he is showcasing his skills on the big screen or the small screen, Webster's martial arts experience has given him a niche in Hollywood, he concedes. "It gave me something extra because there are good-looking guys out there who can act. So if I can act, if I have a certain look and if I can kick somebody's [butt] on camera, why not take all my talents and make them into one?"
His acting has definitely benefited from his martial arts training, he says. "The art of the martial arts has given me emotional depth. There have been times when I have had to go past my limitations physically and emotionally to surpass my limitations there as well."
The martial arts also gave him the confidence he needed to survive in the often-cutthroat entertainment industry. "You've got to believe in yourself," he says. "You've got to have that mentality of, 'This is exactly what I'm trying to do--screw everybody else.'"
Following the Dream
Webster's steady climb to stardom has not surprised anyone--least of all himself. "I have a tattoo on my back that I got when I received my black belt," he says. "It's a Chinese [saying] that means 'Never give up.' If there's something you want badly in your life, you have to focus. You have to take the necessary steps and do what it takes to get there--and that's never giving up. You have to be relentless. If you can live by that philosophy, there's nothing you can't have."
Did You Know?
Before he became an actor, Victor Webster considered becoming a fighter. In possession of a black belt in taekwondo and an undefeated record in heavyweight sparring and amateur kickboxing, he even considered becoming a no-holds-barred fighter. "At one point I had aspirations of starting to kickbox on a professional level or a semi-professional level," he says. "And when I was 205 pounds and I was sparring with guys from the UFC, I thought of going into that, but it's clear that didn't work out."
To stay active when he is not shooting Mutant X, Victor Webster writes scripts. One day he would like to pen a screenplay and direct it, he says. If it involves action, he will insist that any martial arts scenes be done within the context of a strong plot. He eschews gratuitous fighting in films. Another passion for the actor is music, and to further his abilities, he is taking voice and guitar lessons. "I do it for fun right now, but I have an aspiration at some point to make an album," he says.
© Black Belt
Northwest Indiana Times 11/17/02: Victor Webster
Shock to the system
November 17, 2002 12:00 am • JEFF BELL Times Correspondent
On the syndicated series "Mutant X," Victor Webster portrays a streetwise superhuman who cannot only generate enough electricity to power half the Vegas Strip, but who's also capable of delivering a bone-crushing blow to the clavicle. Playing the rough-and-tumble member of a genetically enhanced group of good guys seems like a logical career choice for this 6-foot 4-inch former kickboxer, who began training for his current role while still a rambunctious tyke in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His inspiration: Bruce Lee chop-sockies. His sparring partner: his brother, Vince, eight years his senior. "He literally put my head into a wall and knocked my teeth out," recalls Webster, 29, proudly reciting a laundry list of childhood war wounds. "He had surgery in his mouth and I'd kick him in the face and that'd open up all his stitches. (Once) I tried to stab him with a fork. And then he picked up a big cement block and threw it at me and broke my leg. When we used to get into fights, it was violent."
Clearly, "Mutant X" producers were right to cast the former soap stud ("Days of Our Lives") as crook-turned-crimefighter Brennan Mulwray. The actor's injuries persist -- a chipped tooth here, a fractured elbow there -- but these days, Webster's compensated for his pain. "I'm not complaining; I love that fact that I'm on a freaking TV show where I play a superhero," he says. "I mean, come on, it's awesome!"
But heroics hardly were on his mind during his troubled adolescence in San Clemente, Calif., where he moved with his mother, a hairdresser, and stepfather, a construction project manager, when he was 13. Enrolled in his first martial arts class at age 9 to channel his aggression, Webster spent his high school years as a self-described "rogue athlete," landing spots on the tennis, swimming, wrestling and football teams but keeping his distance from the popular clique. "I'd party and get into fights "I was getting into trouble with the law, breaking into cars -- all kinds of stupid stuff," he said. "I definitely explored the dark side of myself."
After a half-hearted stab at junior college (and jobs ranging from shoe salesman to construction worker), Webster embraced the spiritual side of martial arts in his early 20s when he studied under a tae kwon do master. "I was very much involved in a 'Karate Kid'-type teacher/student relationship," he said. "I just walked in and started talking to him, and he did a whole demonstration -- put a flower in my mouth, blindfolded (himself, and) kicked it out of my mouth. I thought that was incredible."
His intense training was rewarded with undefeated records in heavyweight Black Belt competition and amateur kickboxing. But although his teacher had designs on the Olympics, Webster had other plans. After a year modeling in Europe, he tried his hand at commercials -and then acting. "I'm like, ‘I want to do everything there is to do in the world, and I want to do it all for a short period of time. What can I do to do all of this?'"
Two years of study led to a recurring part on daytime's "Sunset Beach" in 1998, followed by a major role on "Days" and a turn as a matinee idol on the AMC series "The Lot." Later, his martial arts acumen lent kick to B-movies like "Gangland" (2000) and "Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled" (2002).
And while his two seasons on "Mutant X" have elevated his chiseled profile, Webster is -- true to form -- already thinking about his next big project. That would be the 2003 comedy "Bringing Down the Houze," where he plays a hunky golf pro who woos Steve Martin's ex-wife. "I'm doing ("Mutant X") right now because I'm enjoying it, but as an actor, there are so many different things that challenge me," he said. "I just want to continue to mix it up."
He's referring, of course, to future roles -- not past fisticuffs. "I can't remember the last time I snapped. I use the best martial arts there is to get out of any situation, which is verbal judo. I can talk my way out of anything."
© Northwest Indiana Times
Excerpt from SciFi Talk podcast interview 12/02: Victor Webster
Sci Fi Talk: Victor Webster
Victor Webster: It has been a goal of mine to have a job that incorporates my martial arts skills. I never thought I would be an actor. I was fighting. I was fighting first in the streets, getting kicked out of school for fighting for any reason that I could find. Because it was fun for me when I was young. I was training to fight since nine years old. I got into training with someone who changed my life, my direction. In changing my life, I attribute that to Master Kim and Master Choy. They were my masters that I studied with to get my black belt. Getting into this using Hong Kong choreography, working with Paul Roposky who is our choreographer. It's amazing.
© SciFi Talk
Excerpt from UGO.com 4/24/09: Victor Webster
Harper's Island: Victor Webster Interview
Posted by LilHil at 4:28PM
UGO: You personally are a trained Martial Artist. What have you trained in?
Victor: I'm a believer in training with someone for a period of time, take what works for me and then move on to the next one. I've studied numerous martial arts starting with Judo and Karate. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, I did Kaji Kendo, some stick fighting, Krav Maga. I wrestled and did some Muay Thai kick boxing. But now I'm focusing on Mixed Martial Arts. I'm doing a lot of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Muay Thai and wrestling mixed.
Excerpt from The Advocate 9/14/09: Victor Webster
New Place, New Gay
By Dan Avery
Your roles either have you fighting or taking off your clothes for a sex scene. How do you stay in shape?
I do a lot of mixed martial arts -- it’s like unlimited fighting. I do Brazilian jujutsu, beach volleyball. I don’t like my routine to get stale, so I also lift kettle bells and push cars.
Like actual cars?
[Laughs] Yes, but the brake is off.
Excerpt from International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation 11/8/09: Victor Webster
World Jiu Jitsu No-Gi Championship Results
PURPLE BELT MASTER
ULTRA HEAVY FIRST kornel zapadka Berserker's Team SECOND mihael nomikos Toronto BJJ THIRD victor webster 10th Planet THIRD donny avera Relson Gracie
OPEN CLASS FIRST jeremy adkins Gracie Humaita SECOND luis rubalcava RODRIGO PINHEIRO BJJ THIRD guillaume piquet lagny jjb THIRD victor webster 10th Planet
Excerpt from Grappling X 3/14/10: Victor Webster (Video)
GRAPPLING X GI & NOGI TOURNEY - GI & NOGI TOURNEY
Event Location: SAN DIEGO, CA | Date: Mar-14-2010
Adult No-Gi Intemediate 225+ Lbs
1st Webster, Victor (10 Planet LA)
2nd Jenkins, Martin (Throwdown)
3rd Fraund, Curt (Team Quest)
© Grappling X
Excerpt from Victor Webster's Twitter 10/6-13/11: Victor Webster
webstervictorVictor Webster@Do you still have an Undefeated record as an Amatuer Kickboxer & A Heavy Weight Black Belt ? :) @leesa_Unplugged Yes, retired undefeated.
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Excerpt from Cy Interview 1/25/12: Victor Webster
Diverse Be Thy Name: Scorpion King 3 Star Victor Webster Talks, Modeling, Fighting, Finance and Film
By Chris Yandek·January 25, 2012·
With a background in fighting, finance and film, actor Victor Webster’s story is multidimensional. With a black belt in tae kwan do and an undefeated record, as an amateur, in kick boxing, Mr. Webster’s athletic background left him well prepared for his role in the latest installment of the Mummy movie series. Victor, whose had roles in TV series including Sex in the City, Baywatch, Bones and, recently, Castle can now be seen in The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption – now out on DVD. In this CYInterview you will learn of the fascinating journey that is Victor Webster’s life. You can listen to our conversation in its entirety or read the highlights below. To land the role for The Scorpion King 3, which was filmed in Thailand, Mr. Webster had to do a mixed martial arts demonstration for the director: “I had to do a martial arts demonstration for him and so that he could see that I could actually do everything that I said I could do. And it was key because if I would have had to go over there and learn how to fight, that would’ve been a very tough time…Already knowing how to do all the kicks and punches and having learned, you know what it takes, the toll that it takes on your body and being familiar with that as well. A lot of people think oh, I can learn how to fight, but what you don’t realize is when you’re doing these fight scenes all day long, your body really gets beat up. And so you gotta be mentally and physically prepared for that. I’ve been training in martial arts all my life. I’m ready for that. I’m use to that. I actually enjoy it.”
Better to have one real fight or act out fighting all day? “It depends on which end of the fight you end up on. I think if you’re the loser in a fight, in a real fight, I think I’d probably rather do the fight scenes. But if you’re the winner, then yeah it’s good. But there’s nothing like being knocked unconscious as you saw recently at one of the mixed martial arts fights, a guy got his arm broken.”
Though he ended up in acting, Victor says he was prepared to take his career path into mixed martial arts as a trainer and a fighter. However, sometimes life has other plans: “I actually started learning by watching Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris movies. I started teaching myself martial arts and then I started formally taking classes when I was nine-years-old and I still train three times a week now and spar three times a week and take classes. So, that’s probably the career path that I was headed on, was probably gonna open up a martial arts studio and maybe even fight professionally, but it never happened. Just life takes detours and I went in a different direction. Being in martial arts and training and the mental and physical aspects of that training played such an important role in my life that even if I wasn’t gonna do that for a living professionally, I still had to have that in my life in some form.”
Kimbo Slice – an MMA fighter who was the subject of much hype a few years back – and professional wrestler Dave Bautista of the WWE are in this film along with Webster. Victor gives his thoughts on being around these tough guys:
“I get along really well these kind of guys ‘cause I understand what they go through. I train with a bunch of professional fighters. I did it myself for a long time, the mentality, the discipline, the sacrifice that it takes, so to be around these guys and share a common bond and camaraderie and hear their stories and have some stories of my own and you know, I’m really impressed by first of all by professional fighters, what they go through all the time. And WWE wrestlers, these guys that are 250, 275 pounds and flips off the top rope and landing on some guy in the middle of the ring at a sold out stadium, that emotional pressure, that physical strength, have a lot of respect for those guys.”
Victor Webster explains how he went from the worlds of finance and fighting to pursuing his acting dream: “Out of high school I modeled for a while and I kind of traveled around and I mostly modeled because I wanted to travel and get paid to travel. So I quit the import/export, I quit the stockbroker business and I didn’t know what I wanted to do. And I know that I wanted to travel, I know I wanted to see some things. So I went back into the modeling world a little bit. I lived in Spain. I lived in Italy, I traveled around; it was an incredible experience. And then I came back and I’m like, ‘No. I have respect for these people that do this for a living, but it doesn’t fulfill me. It’s not something that I feel like I’ve done something at the end of the day.’ So I started taking some acting classes to make some money in the interim until I figured out what kind of business I wanted to start again or what I wanted to venture into if I wanted to go back into being a stockbroker or what. And in doing so, I took these classes, kind of opened up something inside. You know, it’s like, I really enjoyed doing this. I wonder if there’s a way I could actually make a living at doing this. So I started going on auditions, I started booking jobs and everything just snowballs from there.”
With uncertainty in the financial markets, both in America and around the world, the former stockbroker lends his perspective on things: “My biggest thing was the public opinion is kind of what runs stocks I would say. I’d be working with a particular stock and the CEO would get caught cheating on his wife and the stock would go down because the news of that would happen. And I just didn’t feel comfortable in a situation with something that’s as volatile and as touchy as that. In our world as small as that could effect the stocks. With these big things, these huge events that happen, have these massive ripple effects and it was just so unpredictable for me and to be able to take other people’s money that they would be saving for their kid’s college education or whatever it may be and invest something that I really didn’t have any idea what was gonna go on. I just, you know, didn’t morally feel right about that. So I don’t like to invest my money in the stock market now either because of that volatility and I don’t know what’s going on and I can’t stay on top of it all day long. You know, that’s one of those things where there’s people who do well in stock market are very vigilant and they pay attention to world affairs and they’re watch the news and they’re watching the stocks all the time. I don’t have time to do that anymore.”
Victor says he hopes to get more involved in charitable works after his experiences filming Scorpion King 3 in Thailand: “Trying to get involved more in the charity end of things. Having traveled over their in Thailand and then I went to Cambodia afterwards with a bunch of things that I learned about over there and that I want to get a lot more involved in personally, something different and not just my own life with the acting stuff. But I want to give some stuff back and try to help out in other ways.”
© Cy Interview
Excerpt from Canada.com 4/17/13: Victor Webster
Continuum: A matter of time for Victor Webster Sci-fi series is both a zippy thriller and cautionary tale
Alex Strachan Published: April 17, 2013, 8:29 am
Webster has settled into the rhythm of filming. The hours may be long, but as a career actor he’s learned to appreciate stability. His family didn’t have much money while he was growing up, he says. A talented athlete and martial artist when he was younger, Webster briefly considered a career in competitive taekwondo, but decided it was not for him. “I discovered how much money you made and said no,” he said dryly. “Two thousand dollars a month is not enough for me.”
Excerpt from Bleacher Report 8/19/13: Victor Webster
MMA Is Changing the Fight Culture in Hollywood, One Armbar at a Time
By Damon Martin , Contributor Aug 19, 2013
Recently, however, films have started to display techniques very familiar to anyone who sits down on a Saturday night and turns on a UFC event. Part of the changing culture can be explained by the fact that many actors and actresses are now learning MMA in their spare time and then bringing the knowledge in front of the camera when it's time to go to work. Continuum actor Victor Webster offered some insight: “It's been invaluable for me. In 15 years of doing action movies, I've never used a stunt double. As far as confidence and dedication to something, discipline, all of that was bred into me from a very young age. I think I learned a lot of that from martial arts. I'm able to interject and in some projects completely choreograph my own fight scenes. It's nice to be able to actually do the things that I'm doing in the movies and know what I'm doing is actually real. I think the fans like seeing me do it as well.”
Webster has been doing action and science fiction movies for years and is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Eddie Bravo. He's a regular sparring partner for UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett, and he knows the weight of a real punch and how to turn that into something Hollywood can use.
© Bleacher Report
Excerpt from Reddit 12/13/14: Victor Webster
[–]SouthEuropeanChic ....And now the question: If I get the right information you are very passionate about martial arts. How and why did you started with MA, and which of them do you train as a professional?
[–]VictorWebster[S] Thank you very much, firstly. I appreciate your support. I started training in Judo when I was 9 years old. My parents put me in martial arts because i kept getting kicked out of school for fighting. From Judo, I went into Shotokan Karate, Kajukenbo, wrestled in school, and moved to Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, and now i do a combination of kickboxing and Nogi Brazilian Jujitsu. I'm a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jujitsu. I haven't done any of them professionally, but i do compete in Jujitsu still.
[–]SouthEuropeanChic Wooow that's A LOT! I am very pleasantly surprised! Awesome m8! Pls share some info about it from time to time on your Twetter account :)
You're welcome... you deserved it! ;)