Josie Rizal of Tekken 7 is a hot kickboxer from the Philippines


Josie Rizal, the latest Tekken 7 character from the Philippines, is deadly in the arts of eskrima and kickboxing
Josie Rizal, the latest Tekken 7 character from the Philippines, is deadly in the arts of eskrima and kickboxing

PHILIPPINES – Pinoy Tekken fans rejoice! Bandai Namco is introducing a Filipino character by the name of Josie Rizal. This hottie has short black hair, brown eyes, and a cute red ribbon on her hair. Josie’s name is derived from Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal, and fights using a combination of eskrima and kickboxing.

Josie Rizal, the latest Tekken 7 character from the Philippines, is deadly in the arts of eskrima and kickboxing
Josie Rizal, the latest Tekken 7 character from the Philippines, is deadly in the arts of eskrima and kickboxing

Eskrima, a word derived from the Spanish word for fencing, is a weapon-based martial art from the Philippines. Josie Rizal, however, does not use any weapons. Instead she uses hand-to-hand combat from Arnis, another name for Eskrima. Eskrima means Armor in Spanish and includes hand-to-hand combat techniques.

Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Josie Rizal of Tekken 7
Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Josie Rizal of Tekken 7

In a video taken at the Tekken 7 launch in Japan we can clearly hear the words “kickboxing” and “Pacquiao” – a reference that indicates inspiration coming from the Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.

Josie Rizal’s clothes are in red, yellow, and blue – colors inspired by the Philippine flag. Her top is a flirty yellow long-sleeve v-neck midriff with white folor designs, paired by a blue and red mini skirt.

Josie Rizal's outfit draws inspiration from the Philippine National Flag
Josie Rizal’s outfit draws inspiration from the Philippine National Flag

For accessories she wears a choker, bangles, earrings, and belt that looks like the rays of the sun from the Philippine flag.

Overall her outfit looks like something that could top the Miss Universe national costume competition – only a bit sexier.

Josie Rizal breaks down after winning, crying "I can't believe I won!"
Josie Rizal breaks down after winning, crying “I can’t believe I won!”

Josie’s introduction is confident, sassy, and energetic. However, she is also emotional and cries after winning a battle, saying “I can’t believe I won!” before going down in tears.

Josie Rizal sends her opponent flying with an uppercut while shouting "It's time for you to fly!"
Josie Rizal sends her opponent flying with an uppercut while shouting “It’s time for you to fly!”

In one of her special moves, Josie Rizal can be heard shouting “Get ready to fly!” before proceeding send her opponent flying with an uppercut.

Indeed Josie Rizal has landed, and she is ready to kick some serious ass! \m/_

Tekken 7 will be released in arcades starting March 18, 2015.


Comments 14

  1. Well unless backed by the words of Tekken's creators. It will be nothing more than a fan-made image or if did appear in the game itself,
    an in-game typo error. As mentioned by Tekken's creator himself. Josie Rizal is tekken's first ever Filipino character. Besides. No matter how you look at it. Mokujin does not have any Filipino roots in him. Mokujin has got China and Japan screaming out of every inch of his whole character. We don't have wooden dummies in our country's history. We never did. Our ancestors practiced Eskrima, arnis and kadena de mano with fellow practitioners and punching bags not with wooden dummies. Wooden dummies originated from China and was later adopted by some Japanese martial arts schools.

  2. Kino Nik-kun However even from the very beginning Mokujin never had any trace of being Filipino. Probably just some misconception by a few Filipino players. The first time Mokujin appeared everyone already knew
    he was derived from China. The movie he was based on was an old Jackie Chan movie which was shown back in 1976. So from the very start Mokujin was already Chinese by origin. Although it was also possible for Japan to have wooden dummies since, China and Japan exchanged some of their cultures with each other at some point in time.

  3. Kino Nik-kun Mokujin was of Chinese origin since mokujins were originally derived from the wooden men of Shaolin (Wooden Dummy practice platform used in Kung-fu). However as implied in all Tekken related websites. Despite of his Chinese reference,
    Mokujin is made from Japan.

  4. much appreciated if her fighting style is much different from the other characters who used kickboxing…much better if josie rizal have two ARNIS sticks while fighting.. to make it something new. just saying. just a free opinion. anyways i like her.

  5. to be fare…its alrdy a modern day "yaw yan" a complete version of both kickboxing and eskrima in just 1 name…and its more deadly than ur average kick boxing…

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