Date of birth (location):
17 February 1976
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Shows: Nip/Tuck, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Who wouldve thought that John Cena’s co-star in WWE Films’ The Marine (and being H-O-T in the TV show Nip/Tuck) namely Kelly Carlson, also knows pinoy martial arts.
In The Marine, you get to throw down with Abigail Bianca and look damn good doing itâ€¦ Where did you learn to kick ass and take names?
I took Filipino martial arts for years â€“ kali to be exact. Kickboxing. And I donâ€™t mean exercise kickboxing, I mean Filipino street-fighting kickboxing with grappling â€“ arnis, silat â€“ all types of fighting; fighting with sticks, knives… So, my coordination is pretty good. Iâ€™m by no means a professional fighter, but I have a step up because I took kali for so long. Few women take kali.
And whatâ€™s a nice girl like you doing getting involved in Filipino street-fighting?
My dad was an athlete. He was always concerned with me protecting myself. I was his only daughter; the only child. He would sort of teach me how to fight a little bit, at least to not be a victim. Itâ€™s a great way to take out your aggression and also how to control it. Fighting is not just going nuts on someone, itâ€™s controlling your energy. It teaches you discipline which I really liked. I think I could get myself out of a bad situation if I had to.
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