India’s First Woman Commando Trainer Unarmed and Commando Combat Academy
- Seema Rao is India’s first woman commando trainer, having trained Indian Special forces for 18 years without compensation. She is a pioneer in close quarter battle (CQB) — the art of fighting in tight proximity — and is involved in training various Indian forces. Her work was partnered by Major Deepak Rao, who received Presidential rank honor from the Indian President for pioneering close quarter battle training for Indian Army.
- Born to a freedom fighter of India, Professor Ramakant Sinari, Seema grew up committed to the cause of serving her country. Pursuing an education in medicine, she certified as a doctor in conventional medicine. Rao also has an MBA in crisis management. Teaming up with her husband, Major Deepak Rao, she contributed to training 15,000 soldiers in modern close quarter battle..
- Rao earned her Para Wings by skydiving in the Indian Air Force course. She is a combat shooting instructor, an Army mountaineering institute HMI medalist, and a 7th degree Blackbelt in military martial arts. She is one of a handful of instructors in the world authorised to teach Jeet Kune Do. She has been a Mrs India World beauty pageant finalist, too. A professional martial combat exponent, her lineage traces to Richard Bustillo, original disciple of the legendary Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do.
- She is referred to as India’s first woman commando trainerand has had articles including those on women safety published on her.
- Rao has co-authored the first Encyclopedia of Close Combat Ops training in the world, produced solely for Indian forces as well as the first Indian book on world terrorism — A Comprehensive Analysis of World Terrorism and the first book on Commando Manual of Unarmed Combat. Her books have found a place in the libraries of FBI, INTERPOL, UN, and SWAT Police the world over. She is a prolific author and has eight titles thus far.