For all gamers of street fighting out there, everyone knows who Chun Li is. The bad girl of Capcom’s street fighter series made her debut in Streetfighter II. Chun Li happens to be the first female fighter of the series who is an Interpol agent constantly seeking revenge for the death of her father.
Popular for her powerful physique
Chun Li is most popular for her muscular physique of which her thunder thighs are her best feature. If you are a female and a fan of cosplay, then you need to have that amazing figure and physical assets that reflects Chun Li’s fighting abilities the most. If you think no one exists like that then you haven’t met Reika Saiki.
The famous well sculpted legs
Chun Li’s most famed feature is her well sculpted strong and muscular legs. There are many cosplayers turning up at comic com disguising ways to look like the fighting female hero but no one has yet been able to capture her athletic figure. Artificial breastplates and muscles just don’t do the trick because Chun Li’s exposed quadriceps are dynamic.
The real Chun Li
If there is a real Chun Li in Japan then it has got to be Reika Saiki who has captured the look of the female street fighter perfectly. Saiki works outperforming a routine of squats, lifts, and presses to get those fantastic things exactly like Chun Li. Even her body is exactly like the fighter petite, muscular and strong. She is now the most accurate cosplay character there was where Chun Li is concerned.
The muscle idol of Japan
Saiki is also the muscle idol of Japan and isn’t just a cosplay fan. She is also a fighter who indulges in female professional wrestling. In the blue costume of Chun Li, she could well be regarded the Chun Li of reality.
She is the real thing
This is no photoshopping involved because Saiki is the real thing who has a fighter’s body. She has emulated Chun Li perfectly and those beautiful muscular thighs and calves are for real.
She also works as a personal trainer
When Saiki isn’t having fun with Cosplay, she also works as a personal trainer and pro wrestler fighting in the Wrestle -1 which is the Japanese wrestling organization. Saiki has regular accounts on twitter and Instagram and has more than 36000 followers. She regularly shows off her workout routines on social media.
She never skips leg day
Saiki will never skip leg day because she knows how important it is. Besides giving the exact look of Chun Li her favorite character, her strong legs help her to be among the top favorites in the wrestling arena.
She can work out double her body weight
Saiki can easily squat over 220 lbs which is almost double her body weight. This is extremely impressive for any female bodybuilder serious on training.
She maintains her entire body
However, besides focusing on her legs, Saiki also works out her upper body as you can see from her well-toned abs, triceps, and biceps.
She loves cosplay
Saiki says that when she is not working out or acting out her cosplay fantasies, she still figures out ways and means to stay fit. Instead of wearing the spiked bracelets like Chun Li, she strapped onto her wrists 1 kg weights instead. That is commitment for you.
Her legs pack a punch
Saiki’s legs pack some serious punch and power and though we can easily declare Chun Li the strongest woman in the world, Saiki isn’t too far off the mark when it comes to strength and athleticism. She is known as the “muscle idol” and is one of Japan’s most popular celebrities.
Amazing wrestling skills
With wrestling skills that are truly out of this world, Saiki is just 25 years old and is under five feet tall being only 4 feet 9 inches. She was a model and cheerleader for Wrestle-1 before getting into a wrestling career. She has now built a solid perky and popular image for herself.
She used to work as a cheerleader
When Saiki worked as a cheerleader, she would workout behind the scenes and this is what led her to try out for grappling and wrestling. Since she found she was good at it, she joined the wrestling franchise.
She has changed the stereotype of the female Japanese wrestler
Saiki is slowly changing the stereotype of Japanese female cosplay as the slim and slender type. Her muscular shape proves if you want to play Chun Li, you have to even look like her.
Check out her video
If you want to see the real world Chun Li in action, then check out the video to see Saiki’s powerplay moves. She also wears that signature Chun Li outfit too.