International Women’s Day: Seema Rao, India’s First Woman Commando Trainer
Seema Rao is India’s first and only female commando trainer who has been training the special forces for twenty years without any compensation. She is also a 7th-degree black belt holder in military martial arts, a combat shooting instructor, a firefighter, a scuba diver and Miss India World pageant finalist. She is one of the few people in the world who has mastered the art of Jeet Kune Do (It is an eclectic and hybrid form of martial arts founded by Bruce Lee in 1967). Seema has been certified as a doctor in conventional medicine. She has also authored many books on Close Quarter Combats which have found a place in the libraries of FBI, SWAT and Interpol. On this women’s day, we met a series of Indian women who achieved something for the first time in India’s history. Seema’s story is an inspiration for many. It is a story of struggle and resilience.