Kendra Smith is a Kickboxer, Stuntwoman, Celebrity Trainer, former WWE Pro-Wrestler and Owner of Forge Studio. She grew up in Colorado, graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Keen to travel the world sharing her experience and connecting cultures through martial arts, she has been teaching self-defense and kickboxing to indigenous girls and women at Maia Impact in Guatemala for the past 3 years, and is creating a year-round curriculum to implement in the spring.
A strong presence with a unique story and powerful message, Kendra has been a guest speaker for empowerment campaigns including #AerieREAL Solstice in Times Square, ASICS “The New Strong,” and the Verlo Serlo Summit on Media Representation and Self-Esteem in Guatemala. She recently partnered with Aerie to shoot an online video series teaching self-defense, strength and empowering movement on the new #AerieREALLife platform.
Kendra is a versatile athlete with an extensive skill set and 14 years of kickboxing with 8-time World Champion, Peter “Sugarfoot” Cunningham. She stunt doubled Wonder Woman on George Miller’s Justice League and worked with him again on Mad Max: Fury Road. Television credits include doubling Wonder Woman on NBC’s pilot, performing stunts on Supergirl, and guest starring as MMA Champion, Athena, on Bajillion Dollar Properties.
An expert coach with over 12 years in the health and fitness industry, she is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine, CrossFit and TRX.