Women are equaling men and sometimes excelling them in all walks of life.
However, women are still considered the weaker gender when it comes to downright fighting or display of physical power.
Dr Komal Rao has now proved this notion wrong.
The 35-year-old defeated a male opponent in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in a cage fight in YBN Germany in July 2017. With this, she has allegedly become the first woman in the world to defeat a male opponent in MMA.
Komal is the adopted daughter of Dr Seema Rao, India’s first woman commando trainer and Major Dr Deepak Rao, a pioneer of close quarter battle.
Komal began learning Jeet Kune Do (JKD), a form of martial arts at the tender age of 15. Today, she is one among the five female instructors in the world certified by Richard Bustillo, student of Bruce Lee. Dr Komal has done her advanced training in JKD under grand master Richard Bustillo. She runs a Mixed Martial Arts Fight Club – Academy of Combat Fitness, reports the New Indian Express.
Dr Komal who won by submission in the second round using a rear naked choke, says: “I am the only Indian woman to have fought a male in an MMA cage fight. I have been ranked 22nd in the Pro-MMA Women fighter in Germany and I feel proud about it.”