Cynthia Rothrock has done more for the promotion of the martial arts than anyone alive. To begin with, she had an outstanding tournament career. Undefeated in her category, she was a five-time world champion. She traveled across the nation competing and winning against the greatest icons in martial arts history. From there she jumped into movies as the first non-Asian to be a major star in Hong Kong action films. From there, she launched a career in America starring in over 65 martial arts movies. She has graced every cover of every major magazine in the world multiple times and she continues to promote the martial arts through seminars and workshops in nearly every country in the world. It is no wonder they call her “Queen of the Martial Arts.” Cynthia Rothrock was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum’s Hall of Fame in 1999, the hall’s first year.