10 Reasons To Start Jiu-Jitsu In 2015

10 Reasons To Start Jiu-Jitsu In 2015

We are already 6 days in to the new year and I have yet to see the influx of the so called new year revolutionists in the gym or dojo. People seem to have disappeared from most of the gyms I have visited in the last 7 days! I understand that it was school holidays and families seem to have gone abroad for winter vacations. However there is no cause for those remaining in the…

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Why Should I Pay for taking Martial Art Classes?

Why Should I Pay for taking Martial Art Classes?

Answer to this question was given by Karate Sportinstituut OOMS which was as follows: What you think you are paying for: – Being taught to kick and punch. What you are actually paying for: – A Life Coach – A Psychologist – A Mentor – An Inspirer – A Supporter – A Friend – A Problem Solver – A Stress Reliever – Being encouraged to believe in yourself – A Personal Trainer & Dietician – Strength, Flexibility, and…

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Here Comes the Pakistan Grappling Challenge 2015

Here Comes the Pakistan Grappling Challenge 2015

Few days have been left till the next Pakistan Grappling Challenge 2015 takes place. PAK MMA had an interview with Majid Gilani-the man who stand up to prove those people wrong who claimed that BJJ and MMA can’t survive in Pakistan. Mr.Gilani who is himself a blue belt in BJJ, brought the Grappling Challenge to Pakistan and introduced Pakistan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation in 2014. Now he is looking forward to organize the second Grappling Challenge…

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Pakistani Wolverine opens MMA Gym in Quetta

Pakistani Wolverine opens MMA Gym in Quetta

Ahmed Mujtaba also called Wolverine by many people because of his resemblance to the character in terms of appearance as well as the fact that he has never been defeated in MMA fights (5-0-0). Moreover he got silver medal in Pakistan Grappling Challenge 2014 after defeating Waqar Umar and Bronze Medal in Inter-University Wushu Championship held by HEC. PAK MMA took an interview with him asking about him as a fighter and about his new…

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State of Jitsu in Pakistan

State of Jitsu in Pakistan

The initial reaction of any one hearing that an individual does martial arts is, “Oh, Judo Karate?” as if that is the only martial art that existed ever. This little phrase has 2 main issues: Judo and Karate are treated as a single style of martial arts. All martial arts are combined in to this singular concept that excludes everything but Karate. The other phrase we hear is: “Oh like Bruce Lee and Kung Fu?”…

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The Traveling Song of EKS

The Traveling Song of EKS

In this blog, Ehtashim Karim Shaheen aka EKS, PAK MMA Secretary of North Zone and head coach at Team Fight Fortress describes his MMA journey I’ve been around the world, in the pouring rain Feeling out of place, really feeling strange My Martial Arts journey started with practicing kicks I’d watch in action movies. I looked across the country for an academy I’d call home but none of the places I visited satisfied me (I did…

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Interview with Big Z Bear

Interview with Big Z Bear

Recently PAK MMA got both national and international media coverage including The Express Tribune, Dawn, Newsweek Pakistan, The Hindu, Gulf News, The Rakyat Post, French Lobs and USA Today after an occurrence of fighting event Coretex in Lahore. PAK MMA took an interview from Zubair “Big Z Bear” Asghar – the man behind Coretex. Can you give personal background of yourself (where are you from, etc)? I was born and bred in the UK, moved to Pakistan in 2001. Finished…

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World Record Attempt of 200 Sparring Rounds

World Record Attempt of 200 Sparring Rounds

A Thai Boxer Mubz Bajwa is going to attempt Guinness World Record by doing non-stop 200 rounds of full contact Thai Boxing sparring. Those 200 rounds mean non-stop sparring of 13 hours and 20 minutes in which kicks to the head and foot sweeps are allowed. This enthusiastic attempt has never been made in the history before. And what was the motivation behind this crazy attempt???????? The answer is he wanted to raise money for the sick…

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Pakistan Martial Arts Show 2014

Pakistan Martial Arts Show 2014

Pakistan Martial Arts Federation (PMAF) held a three day Pakistan Martial Arts Show 2014 to pay tribute to all the legends of Martial Arts in Pakistan and to let all types of Martial Arts within the Pakistan’s Martial Arts industry to showcase their products and services. This event consisted of exhibition and demonstration of various martial arts practiced in Pakistan and All Pakistan Kyokushin Karate Championship from 14 to 16 November at Shahbaz Shareef Sports…

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CM Punk signs with UFC, MMA fight set for 2015

CM Punk signs with UFC,  MMA fight set for 2015

WWE wrestler, Phil Brooks, better known by his name CM PUNK has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is set to make his first cage fight in 2015. However, his opponent is not been announced, nor his weight class and training camp. CM Punk is the second famous WWE wrestler to make his appearance int he Octagon, the other being none other than Brock Lesnar who was at one time the heavy-weight champion of…

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