7 Idols Who Are More Athletic Than You Thought

Everyone knows idols are talented, but there are some idols whose talents go beyond their singing and dancing abilities.

Idols’ hidden talents range from art to cooking, but many of them pride themselves on their athletic abilities. These 7 idols are some of the most athletic idols in the K-Pop world and they’re very good at what they do.


I.O.I‘s Somi is a 3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo and has been showing her skills since her SIXTEEN days. Somi’s father is also in martial arts and is a 4th-dan.

Bomi and Chorong

Apink‘s Bomi is a 3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo, while Chorong is a 3rd-degree black belt in Hapkido.


Yuri dreamed of becoming a swimmer before joining Girls’ Generation and trained in swimming from an early age.


Before joining UNIQ, Wenhan was a well-known swimmer and diver in China.


CNBLUE‘s Jonghyun is well-trained in multiple martial arts but he is best at judo in which he is a 4th-dan black belt.


This adorable beagle idol is actually a hapkido dan holder. EXO‘s Baekhyun trained in martial arts as a child and even participated in judo on Cool Kiz on the Block.


VIXX‘s Leo is talented in many different sports. Before joining VIXX, he was a representative of child’s soccer and is a black belt in Taekwondo.


Martial arts seem to be a crowd favorite of many idols. Other martial art black belt’s include, Tao, Amber, Siwon, Sungmin, Hoya, Hyesung, Chansung, Lee Joong and Eli. Jackson, Bom, Mina and Cheng Xiao have also laid claim to being very talented athletes in their own fields.