Dr. Seema Rao: India’s First Woman Commando Trainer – Indian Trailblazer [Part-1]

Dr. Seema Rao is an accomplished Indian doctor and the first female combat trainer in India.

Rao has dedicated her life to helping others and has worked tirelessly to provide quality medical care to those in need.

In addition to her work as a doctor, Rao is also a highly respected martial artist and combat trainer.

She has developed a unique system of self-defense that is specifically designed for women and has taught this system to thousands of students throughout India.

Seema Rao – The Beginning

Ms. Seema was a shy girl who was determined to transform her weakness into a strength. She took the help of Martial Arts.

Since the early days of her childhood, Dr. Seema Rao has been fascinated by martial arts and combat training.

This interest led her to become India’s first female combat trainer, and she now travels all over the country conducting seminars and workshops on self-defense techniques for women.

She was also trained in taekwondo, fire fighting, boxing, and rifle shooting. Being a civilian and woman it was more challenging to break the stereotype.

As soon as the assignments started pouring in she got appreciation from the Pune Police and Mumbai Police.

Since then there was no looking back. Soon after that, she started training extensively to become an ace shooter.

Dr. Seema Rao: India’s First Female Combat Trainer

Dr. Seema Rao
Dr. Seema Rao

She is the first civilian to train India’s armed forces (more than 20,000 soldiers) without any compensation. She has spent more than two decades training India’s elite armed forces.

Ms. Seema studied medicine and is a doctor by training. She left her lucrative and stable career and dedicated her life to the armed forces.

She is an inspiration and role model for many women who want to enter the male-dominated military. Above all, She has turned 52 and is still actively involved in the training.

In her 20 years of career, she has trained personnel from the state police forces, border security forces, air force, and navy, national security guards, and anti-terror squads.

She was accompanied by her husband Major Dr. Deepak Rao and there isn’t any elite armed force that this couple hadn’t trained.

Achievements of Dr. Seema Rao

She has been awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by the President of India on International Women’s Day, 2019.

Dr. Seema Rao and Dr. Deepak Rao developed the Reflex Shooting Method. In this method, the person has to shoot very fast without aiming and the Indian Army uses this method.

She has written eight books and has five Ted talks under her belt. She continues to aspire to the youth-especially women to break the ceiling and explore their inner potential.

You can watch her inspirational TED Talk here.

In The End

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