Japanese model-turned-professional boxer Tomomi Takano is showing everyone that there’s more to her than meets the eye.
The 30-year-old resident of Sumida, Tokyo has an Instagram account filled with photos that highlights her toned physique, leading people to believe that she’s purely a model.
However, Takano has been training in kickboxing since she was still in high school, according to Sputnik.
Training footage shows that the 30-year-old is able to showcase her beauty and skills not just in the model runway, but also in the boxing ring.
For Takano, translating her grace and elegance from modeling to boxing is a natural process given her already fit and toned physique.
Her dedication when it comes to training is a spectacle to behold, and is often admired by netizens as well as over 10,000 of her followers.
Takano adheres to a strict training regimen to ensure that she stays fit and strong, both physically and mentally.
The slender model’s boxing gear and lengthy physique aren’t just for show either, as her training montage highlights her strong will, determination and swift technique.
She has already proved her worth in the ring since debuting as a professional boxer in 2013. Her current record stand at seven wins by knockout and two losses by knockout.
Takano’s training doesn’t just pay off in the ring, it also helps her flaunt her exceptional physical fitness when it comes to posing for the cameras.
Takano becomes another example of breaking the stereotype that women can’t be both physically strong and elegant at the same time.
The rise of women in the world of contact sports is an indication that they too have a place in combat just as much as men.
Even the world’s youngest MMA champion is also an Asian woman after all.