Christine Bannon-Rodrigues

Christine Bannon-Rodrigues (born November 6, 1966) is an American martial artist, actress, stunt person, and choreographer.

Christine Bannon-Rodrigues
Born (1966-11-06) November 6, 1966 (age 53)
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
NationalityUnited States American
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb; 8.7 st)
StyleKenpō, Wushu
TeamTeam Paul Mitchell
Don Rodrigues Karate Academy
TrainerPaul Mitchell
Don Rodrigues
Rank     4th degree black belt in Oki-ryu
Christine Bannon-Rodrigues
Medal record
Representing  United States
Semi-Contact Kickboxing
WAKO Amateur World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 London 55 kg
Gold medal – first place 1993 Atlantic City 55 kg


A student of Don Rodrigues, Bannon-Rodrigues is a 9th degree black belt, she holds 9 World Championships, including consecutive 3-time World Titles at the W.A.K.O. Games.[1]

Bannon-Rodrigues has acted for both film and television, including the feature films Sci-Fighter (aka X-Treme Fighter) and 27 Dresses. Her stunt work can be seen in a number of Hollywood productions, including Underdog, Batman and Robin, and The Next Karate Kid. Christine has appeared on television in WMAC Masters, and Mortal Kombat: Conquest.

In 2012 Christine did the martial arts choreography for the film Champions of the Deep (2012).

Christine teaches at the Don Rodrigues Karate Academy, where she is a co-owner with Shihan Don Rodrigues.


Year Film/Television Role Notes
1994 The Next Karate Kid Stunt Double Hilary Swank
1996 WMAC Masters Lady Lightning also stunts
1997 Batman & Robin Stunt double Batgirl
1998 Mortal Kombat Conquest Stunt double Kitana 1 episode
2004 Sci-Fighter Virus
2007 Underdog Stunts
2008 27 Dresses Bridesmaid
2012 Champions of the Deep Choreographer
2015 The Real Mr. Miyagi Herself

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