Weight: 134 pounds
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Troy Garr
WTF World Rankings on 9/1/14: 35th (-67kg)
Began Taekwondo at age 6 in 1988 under Mr. Ernie Reyes Sr. in San Jose, Calif. 4th Dan Black Belt. Consistent trophy and medal winner in forms, creative forms and breaking competition. 1999 USTU forms and breaking national champion. From 1988-92, competed in NASKA open style point tournaments, but switched to Olympic taekwondo competition for more challenge. Studied gymnastics from 1990-96. Also trains in other martial arts such as judo, wrestling, submission fighting, boxing, and kickboxing with Frank Shamrock and Javier Mendez. After Taekwondo, intends to pursue a career as a female kickboxer and/or submission fighter. Father, Ahmad, was 1966 World Champion in freestyle wrestling and a member of the 1968 Iranian Olympic Wrestling Team. In spare time, enjoys cross-training in other martial arts, gymnastics, swimming, watching movies, shopping and hanging out with friends.