Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock


3/8/1957, Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Birth Name

Cynthia Ann Christine Rothrock



Also Known As

Cindy rothrock, Cynthia Rothrok
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Cynthia is mostly known for her roles in action and fighting movies. Cynthia started training in martial arts at the age of 13. After that she has been the World Karate Champion for five consecutive years from 1981-1985. She now has an own martial arts studio where she…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Cynthia was the inspiration behind the character "Sonya Blade", who featured in the game Mortal Kombat.

    • Cynthia teaches private martial arts lessons at her martial arts studio in Studio City, California.

    • Cynthia is a dual citizen of the USA and Hong Kong.

    • Cynthia holds 5 Black Belts in various Far Eastern martial disciplines. These Arts include; Tang Soo Do (Korean), Tae Kwon Do (Korean), Eagle Claw (Chinese), Wu Shu (contemporary Chinese), and Northern Shaolin (classical Chinese).

    • Cynthia has become certified as an instructor of FIGHTING CHANCE COMBAT SYSTEMS, a terrific, easily learned reality based, self defense system against armed assaults.

    • Cynthia Rothrock is worldwide known as the "Queen of Martial arts".

    • Cynthia's daughter's name is Skylar Sophia Rothrock. Her daughter is an only-child as is Cynthia herself.

    • Cynthia's trademark in martial arts is her Scorpion Kick.

  • Quotes

    • Cynthia: All women and girls should learn some form of self-defense to protect themselves and their family.

    • Cynthia: Throughout my life, I've been opening the door for other women to get involved with this (martial arts movies). I was the first woman to be on the cover of a karate magazine and the first woman to win a men's championship.

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