Robert Downey Jr.: Martial Arts Master Says Kung Fu Was a Key to Sobriety

December 25, 2015 8:56 AM

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Robert Downey Jr.: Martial Arts Master Says Kung Fu Was a Key to Sobriety

Robert Downey, Jr. used a rigorous form of Chinese martial arts to help beat his addiction, and the master who taught him couldn't say enough good things to a judge and California Governor Jerry Brown to support his pardon.

Si-Fu Eric Oram, who teaches Wing Chun Kung Fu, a "Chinese Boxing System," wrote a moving letter in support of Downey's pardon. Oram says when he met the actor 12 years ago, he had little hope for him.

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