Seema Rao, also known as India’s Wonder Woman,is India’s first woman commando trainer. She has been training Special Forces of India for 18 years without compensation and an expert in close quarter battle (CQB), the art of fighting in tight proximity and is involved in training various Indian forces. She is the highest ranked instructor in Jeet Kone Do and one of five female trainers in the world in JKD.
Rao has been instrumental in modernizing combat shooting, having researched combat shooting methods and invented a new method of shooting called The Rao System of Reflex Fire, an innovative method of shooting at close quarters.
This method is patented (PP) and via trials has been found better than conventional shooting. After a thorough analysis, the method has been incorporated into relevant Indian Army commands with due credits, gaining three Army Commander citations to her credit.
She is an inspiration to crores of women worldwide as an epitome of empowerment to shatter the gender barrier and achieve maximum potential. Ranked by Forbes as No.6 in Woman Power, voted ‘Woman We Love’ by Femina, selected as 1 of 14 most influential women in the world by BBC host, Indian Express ‘Dynamic Woman of the Year’, selected Reebok ‘Fit to Fight Woman of the Year’, Harper Bazaar’s ‘Most Inspiring Woman’ & Winner of highest National Award for Women in the Republic of India.