“When I was little, people would come up to me and do karate chops and say, ‘Oh, you’re Chinese, you must know karate.’ I hated that.”
In defiance of childhood taunts, Liu took up karate, Thai boxing and kali-escrima pentjak silat (knife and stick fighting). “So,” she says, “if someone asks me if I know karate, I can say, ‘Yeah, I do, and I can kick your ass.’“ 

“When I was little, people would come up to me and do karate chops and say, ‘Oh, you’re Chinese, you must know karate.’ I hated that.”

In defiance of childhood taunts, Liu took up karate, Thai boxing and kali-escrima pentjak silat (knife and stick fighting). “So,” she says, “if someone asks me if I know karate, I can say, ‘Yeah, I do, and I can kick your ass.’“ 

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