In a new documentary, Marin filmmaker George Lucas admitted that from a young age his daughter, Amanda, had strong coordination and motor skills. He didn’t think those talents would lead to the violent realm of mixed martial arts fighting, though.
Amanda, earning the nickname “Powerhouse,” has risen in the ranks in a Japanese MMA league known as DEEP. Bobby Razak, a movie director and martial arts buff, has captured her journey to the championship belt in a recently released 8-minute documentary. Check out the trailer for the short film here.
Papa Lucas says his daughter is atypical of a fighter, describing her and quiet and sweet. But he backed her decision to follow her passion. For her part, Amanda said she wanted to find her own path and not ride on her father’s famous coattails.
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