Russell Brand turns to martial arts to shape up for wedding

London: Russell Brand is looking forward to add a few muscles to his skinny frame in time for his wedding with pop star Katy Perry later this year.

Since relocating to Los Angeles with fiancee Katy Perry, the British comedian has embraced the healthy Californian lifestyle adding to which the 34-year-old funnyman has started taking lessons in Krav Maga, Daily Mail online reported.

The martial art, which features hand-to-hand combat, derives from Israel and the former Czechoslovakia.

Following their engagement on New Year`s Eve in India, Perry and Brand are hoping to return their later this year to tie the knot.

Meanwhile, Perry has been busy recording her new album - a follow-up to her 2008 breakthrough hit LP `One Of The Boys` and hitting the gym to attain perfect look at her wedding.