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Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock Awakening Profile

American female martial artist and actress Cynthia Rothrock. Community based fighter ratings and feedback. Includes filmography, stats, bio, martial arts history, photos, videos and links for Cynthia Rothrock Karate, Cynthia Rothrock Kung Fu.

Cynthia Rothrock began her incredible journey into the arts with Karate at the age of 13. As well as the above achievements she also holds a black belt in Northern Shaolin. You will see that one of her arts is Kung Fu, the specific style is Pai Lun Tao, a contemporary Chinese style.

This beautiful living legend is a specialist with weapons including: Chinese Double Broad Swords, Staff, Chinese Nine-section Steel Whip Chain, Chinese Iron Fan, and an assortment of Okinawan Kobudo and Japanese Bugei Weapons. She can be found at Expos globally, and is a available for seminars and private lessons.

From 1982-1985, Cynthia Rothrock was the undefeated World Karate Champion competing in both weapons and forms. During her career she has literally won hundreds of trophies and accolades, actually too many for the Register to list!

Cynthia has a daughter, Skylar Sophia Rothrock.

TV
Dukes of Hazzard Reunion (MOW)
Faking It (The Learning Channel)
Hercules
Eek The Cat

Filmography
24 Hours to Midnight (1985), Defend Yourself / Sybervision (1985), Yes, Madam (1985), Millionaire’s Express (Shanghai Express) (1986), Righting Wrongs (aka Above the Law) (1986), No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987), Magic Crystal (1987), The Inspector Wears Skirts (aka Top Squad) (1988), Righting Wrongs II: Blonde Fury (1988), China O’Brien (1988), China O’Brien II (1988), Triple Cross (aka Angel of Fury) (1989), Martial Law (1989), Prince of the Sun (1989), Deadliest Art: Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990), Free Fighter (1990), Fast Getaway (1990), Martial Law 2: Undercover (1990), Lady Dragon (1990), Tiger Claws (1990), Rage and Honor (1990), Honor and Glory (1991), Rage and Honor 2 (1991), Lady Dragon 2 (1991), Rage and Honor 3 (1992), City Cops (Beyond the Law) (1992), Irresistible Force (1993), Guardian Angel (1993), Undefeatable (1994), Bloody Mary Killer (1994), Fast Getaway 2 (1994), Eye for an Eye (1994), Tiger Claws 2 (1995), Sworn to Justice (formerly Blond Justice) (1996), Checkmate (1996), Night Vision (1996), The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts-Martial Combat (1996), The Hostage (1997), The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997), American Tigers (1997), Tiger Claws 3 (1999), Manhattan Chase (2000), Redemption (2001), Outside the Law (2002), Bala Perdida (2003), Xtreme Fighter (aka Sci-Fighter) (2004), Rogue Space: The Adventures of Saber Raine (2012), Double Fury (2012)

Other Media
Cynthia has featured on the cover of almost every martial arts magazine worldwide, and featured in over 300 stories and articles. Some of the magazines include: Black Belt Magazine (United States), Inside Kung-Fu (United States), Martial Arts Training (United States), Martial Arts Stars (United States), Inside Karate (United States), Sensei (Spanish-Argentina), Australian Fighting Arts, China Sports (Beijing, China), Budo (Brazil), Combat Sport (Spanish-Brazil), Combat Magazine (England), Sushido (French), Kung-Fu Wu Shu (French), Karate Budo Journal (Germany), Australian Tae Kwon Do, The Fighters (England), Martial Arts Illustrated (England), Michael De Pasquale Jr.’s Karate International (United States), Budo Karate (Japan), Banzai International (Italy), Czarny Pas (Poland), Cinturon Negro (Spain), Ninja Weapons (United States), El Budoka (Spain), Kicksider (Germany), Impact Magazine (Germany), Karate Illustrated (United States), The Swedish Fighter’s International (Sweden), Master (United States), Kung-Fu Illustrated (United States), The Fighter (Thailand), Masters Series (United States), The Martial Arts Gazette (United States), Karate Profiles (United States), Sport Karate International (United States), The World of Martial Arts (United States), The Dojo (United States), and hundreds of National and International newspapers.

Published Books
Advanced Dynamic Kicks (1986), ISBN: 0897501292, 9780897501293

Cynthia Rothrock is known globally as the Queen of Martial Arts Films. Not
only has she appeared in no less than fourty-eight movies, she
holds five black belts, and is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do.
Cynthia has also appeared on the cover of almost every martial
arts magazine around the world, well over 300.

Among Cynthia’s many talents, she is a weapons specialist and
this can be seen throught her incredible movie career.

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MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINETang Soo Do7th Degree Black BeltMaster
2ND DISCIPLINEKarateBlack Belt5x World Champion
3RD DISCIPLINETaekwondoBlack Belt-
4TH DISCIPLINEWushuBlack Belt-
5TH DISCIPLINEKung FuPai Lun Tao Black Belt-
6TH DISCIPLINEKung FuNorthern Shaolin Black Belt-
MISC INFO

Cynthia Rothrock began her incredible journey into the arts with Karate at the age of 13. As well as the above achievements she also holds a black belt in Eagle Claw, a Chinese grappling art. You will see that one of her arts is Kung Fu, the specific style is Pai Lun Tao, a contemporary Chinese style. This beautiful living legend is a specialist with weapons including: Chinese Double Broad Swords, Staff, Chinese Nine-section Steel Whip Chain, Chinese Iron Fan, and an assortment of Okinawan Kobudo and Japanese Bugei Weapons. Her favourite weapons are hook swords.

Cynthia is the first woman to ever appear on the cover of a martial arts magazine. She is the inspiration behind the video game character Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat. Cynthia can be found at Expos globally, and is a available for seminars and private lessons.

PERSONAL LIFE

Cynthia has a daughter, Skylar Sophia Rothrock.

PERSONAL
First NameCynthia
Last NameRothrock
Nickname/sQueen of Martial Arts films
Birth NameCynthia Ann Christine Rothrock
Age-
Date of Birth
NationalityAmerican
BornWilmington, Delaware, United States
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
StatusActive
Weight class
Weight range - lbs / - kg
Preferred-
Height5ft 3in / 160cm
Reach-
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
2439
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

AWAKENING OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Cynthia’s contribution to the female martial arts scene is unrivalled. Named the Queen of martial arts films by the community, she holds six black belts, one of which is 7th Grand Master.

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FIGHT RECORD
STATISTICS
TITLES

1981-1985 5x World Karate Champion (incl. weapons & forms)

AWARDS

2012 – AOCA / Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award
1983 – Black Belt Hall of Fame Inductee
1983 – Black Belt Hall of Fame / Competitor of the Year
Crystal Awards / Lifetime Achievement Award
Inside Kung Fu Hall of Fame Inductee
Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee

From 1982-1985, Cynthia was the undefeated World Karate Champion competing in both weapons and forms. During her career she has literally won hundreds of trophies and accolades, actually too many for the Register to list!

MEDIA

TV
Dukes of Hazzard Reunion (MOW)
Faking It (The Learning Channel)
Hercules
Eek The Cat

Filmography
Rogue Space: The Adventures of Saber Raine (2012)
Double Fury (2012)
Xtreme Fighter (aka Sci-Fighter) (2004)
Bala Perdida (2003)
Outside the Law (2002)
Redemption (2001)
Manhattan Chase (2000)
Tiger Claws 3 (1999)
The Hostage (1997)
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997)
American Tigers (1997)
Sworn to Justice (formerly Blond Justice) (1996)
Checkmate (1996)
Night Vision (1996)
The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts-Martial Combat (1996)
Tiger Claws 2 (1995)
Undefeatable (1994)
Bloody Mary Killer (1994)
Fast Getaway 2 (1994)
Eye for an Eye (1994)
Irresistible Force (1993)
Guardian Angel (1993)
Rage and Honor 3 (1992)
City Cops (Beyond the Law) (1992)
Honor and Glory (1991)
Rage and Honor 2 (1991)
Lady Dragon 2 (1991)
Deadliest Art: Best of the Martial Arts Films (1990)
Free Fighter (1990)
Fast Getaway (1990)
Martial Law 2: Undercover (1990)
Lady Dragon (1990)
Tiger Claws (1990)
Rage and Honor (1990)
Triple Cross (aka Angel of Fury) (1989)
Martial Law (1989)
Prince of the Sun (1989)
The Inspector Wears Skirts (aka Top Squad) (1988)
Righting Wrongs II: Blonde Fury (1988)
China O’Brien (1988)
China O’Brien II (1988)
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Magic Crystal (1987)
Millionaire’s Express (Shanghai Express) (1986)
Righting Wrongs (aka Above the Law) (1986)
24 Hours to Midnight (1985)
Defend Yourself / Sybervision (1985)
Yes, Madam (1985)

Other Media
Cynthia has featured on the cover of almost every martial arts magazine worldwide, and featured in over 300 stories and articles. Some of the magazines include:

Black Belt Magazine (United States)
Inside Kung-Fu (United States)
Martial Arts Training (United States)
Martial Arts Stars (United States)
Inside Karate (United States)
Sensei (Spanish-Argentina)
Australian Fighting Arts
China Sports (Beijing, China)
Budo (Brazil)
Combat Sport (Spanish-Brazil)
Combat Magazine (England)
Sushido (French)
Kung-Fu Wu Shu (French)
Karate Budo Journal (Germany)
Australian Tae Kwon Do
The Fighters (England)
Martial Arts Illustrated (England)
Michael De Pasquale Jr.’s Karate International (United States)
Budo Karate (Japan)
Banzai International (Italy)
Czarny Pas (Poland)
Cinturon Negro (Spain)
Ninja Weapons (United States)
El Budoka (Spain)
Kicksider (Germany)
Impact Magazine (Germany)
Karate Illustrated (United States)
The Swedish Fighter’s International (Sweden)
Master (United States)
Kung-Fu Illustrated (United States)
The Fighter (Thailand)
Masters Series (United States)
The Martial Arts Gazette (United States)
Karate Profiles (United States)
Sport Karate International (United States)
The World of Martial Arts (United States)
The Dojo (United States)
…and hundreds of National and International newspapers.

Published Books
Advanced Dynamic Kicks (1986), ISBN: 0897501292, 9780897501293

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