Men hitting women is such a hackneyed event that we do not even bat an eyelid when we hear news about such incidents. Then Ronda Rousey went to the media and publicly challenged Floyd Mayweather to a no-rules fight, and everyone lost their shit. I personally thought, if Mayweather accepted, he would have his ass handed to him on a silver platter with garnishing. But he said he did not know who she was. Dodging and running away from a real fight is what Mayweather does, inside and outside the ring.
Getting back to the topic, there are plenty of women like Ronda Rousey who are expertly trained in martial arts. Some professional fighters and some working in conventional jobs. We decided to make a list of beautiful women who do not look it but are extremely adept in the art of defending themselves.
You do not want to mess with them.
1. Gina Carano
You do not become the “Face of Women’s MMA” without serious fighting skills. Gina is remembered better for her roles in Haywire and Fast and Furious 6, in which she had action roles. She holds a 7-1 win-loss record in the Women’s MMA. Impressive.
2. Lucy Liu
Besides being very beautiful and exotic, Lucy Liu trains in the art of Kali-Eskrima-Silat. It’s not a big deal, just a deadly martial art of knife and stick fighting. Hard to imagine anyone who would risk his neck messing with her.
3. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Kicking vampire ass is not a small deal and Buffy did it plenty in the series Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Sarah Gellar is a 1st Dan black belt in Taekwondo and also practices boxing and street fighting routinely.
4. Naomi Watts
Who would have thought that the actress who played the delicate Ann Darrow in King Kong competed in amateur Judo competitions in the late 80s and the 90s. Nowadays she practices Jiu-Jitsu, focusing on grappling and fighting on the ground.
5. Evan Rachel Wood
The actress, if you remember, played the role of Queen Sophie-Ann on the series True Blood. While her looks do not suggest she has deadly capabilities, she is a black belt in Taekwondo and has been at it since the fifth grade. That is a lot of practice in ass-kicking.
6. Milla Jovovich
Like Buffy is to vampires, Milla is to zombies, and you cannot kill the undead if you do not have serious ass-kicking abilities. Actress Milla Jovovich has a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo and is also trained in the use of martial arts weapons. She is also trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, karate and kickboxing.
7. Neetu Chandra
Back at home we have Neetu Chandra who practiced karate before she became famous. She also has a 4th dan black belt in Taekwondo and is also a medal winner is a national Taekwondo competition.
She has also represented India in an international Taekwondo competition held at Hong Kong in 1996.
8. Isha Koppikar
She has a black belt in Taekwondo and also learned Hapkido for a movie. A deadly combination. She also taught martial arts in Bandra for a while.
9. Isha Sharvani
She started learning kalaripayattu formally from the age of 13. It was a disciplined study of the marial art, which is known to be the mother of all martial arts. She used to rigorously practice the discipline in addition to dancing for 8-10 hours a day.
In addition to this, she was also discouraged from expressing displeasure even when in pain. Intense.
10. Priyanka Chopra
In addition to being an army brat, Priyanka Chopra has started building an impressive resume of martial arts learnt during the course of her career. She first learnt Gatka – a sikh martial art, then she trained in street fighting for the movie Don and then trained to box for the biopic Mary Kom.
These are the women who could give you some serious ass-whooping.
Now you know.