If you’ve seen the “Fast and Furious” movies then you no doubt know the name Michelle Rodriguez.
Rodriguez plays the off and on love interest of lead actor Vin Diesel’s character throughout the movie series and to say that she is a rough and tumble sort would be an understatement. She’s a beast and she plays it well in the movies.
She’s also starred as this tough-girl character in the movie S.W.A.T. with Colin Farrell and LL Cool J, and in the Resident Evil movies with Mila Jovovich. One of the things that stands out about Rodriguez’s characters throughout all of these movies is the obvious physical skill she has at defending herself, whether with her hands or a gun. That kind of skill doesn’t just happen, it is practiced and developed through training… a lot of training.
If you’ve ever wondered how it is that some actors can look so out of place in an action sequence while others seem as if they do it everyday… it’s all because of the training.
Rodriguez’s most recent film, “The Fate of the Furious,” released earlier this Spring and once again Rodriguez was in form playing her typical heroine role. This time she released some video of her training that helped explain why it is that she plays the tough, action character so well.
Here’s Michelle Rodriguez training at Taran Tactical:
Here’s more video of Rodriguez in training – be warned there is some “salty” language ahead as Rodriguez is prone to using profanity.