The State of Martial Arts in Pakistan Today – 6 years later

The State of Martial Arts in Pakistan Today – 6 years later

It’s crazy. I made a post like this about 6 years ago. I was thinking about how much things have changed since then and now and I decided I had to make another post, more than 5 years later. Here is what I can say now. MMA is going to continue its juggernaut march forward. Despite being less than 10 years old, I firmly believe that MMA is now the premiere combat sport in the…

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Weight Cutting by the Grenade

Weight Cutting by the Grenade

Disclaimer: This article is about WEIGHT CUTTING WHICH IS NOT THE SAME AS WEIGHT LOSS. Use of this method by non-athletes to look slimmer will endanger their life. Even athletes are not recommended to use this method without an Expert Supervision. We won’t be responsible for any misuse of this information. Also this only depicts the method used by one of PAK MMA Pro Fighter. Slight variations may exist in weight cutting methods used by other athletes.  Here is…

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Trend Setting by K7 Redemption Fight Night

Trend Setting by K7 Redemption Fight Night

As the crowd cheered to the entry of Mubz Bajwa and Sin Noi, the air was filled with excitement. Yes the venue was K7 fight night. Though it was indeed an honor for Karachi to be hosting an MMA event of international fighters but another big feat also marked the event. Well it was the presence of trained medical personnel at the site. Well yes, we finally managed to hold the event with the requisite…

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Conversation with The Grenade

Conversation with The Grenade

Faizan Khan also known as “The Grenade” is a fighter from Team Fight Fortress who is famous for his striking skills both in standing and ground game. He is soon going to fight Susovan Ghosh of India in Ultimate Beatdown on November 28, 2015 at Malaysia. In order to gain insight about his upcoming fight, we had the following conversation with him: From which area of Pakistan do you actually belong and where were you brought up? I belong…

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Up Close with Mubz Bajwa

Up Close with Mubz Bajwa

Mubz Bajwa, a British-Pakistani Muay Thai Fighter, is famous for his endurance accomplishments including Guinness World Record of 111 full contact consecutive kickboxing rounds which he did for charity. He also did 4 hours of bag work while fasting in the month of Ramzan for the charity again. With the announcement of new fight promotion Redemption International Fight Night (in collaboration with K7), it was announced that Mubz will be fighting Sing Noi in their…

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How To Beat Bigger Grapplers

How To Beat Bigger Grapplers

At intermediate and higher levels (amateur and particularly professional) the lighter students at a BJJ/grappling academy have it a little tougher than the average (and larger) sized fellow practitioners. The conventional platitude for BJJ “size doesn’t matter” isn’t entirely true as much of the time as many believe. Getting trapped under a heavier opponent that outweighs you by 20+kgs (50+lbs) is not fun! I am roughly 130lbs bodyweight so trust me when I say I…

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Kung Fu Knee

Kung Fu Knee

There is nothing remotely common about Kung Fu Knee, however all martial artists, either novice or pros at one or the other part of their career may have suffered from one. Kung Fu knee or “Karate Knee” is the constant soreness or pain experienced by fighters after training or rather uncoordinated training. But let’s get the basics first minus the medical jargon of course! Knees are an asset in MMA, let alone any martial arts, the…

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Disc Prolapse (Slipped Disc)

Disc Prolapse (Slipped Disc)

A couple of weeks back, I got a call from a gym regarding a female with history of disc prolapse wishing to pursue kick boxing. Well for starters a lot of us aren’t really sure what a disc prolapse is. The basics go down to the spaces in your spine. There are spaces in your spine on which your spine rests, which are composed of discs in between. These discs are made up of cartilaginous…

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Boxing Bodyweight Workouts

Boxing Bodyweight Workouts

Most bodyweight workouts end up making you lose muscle and strength. By ignoring that athletes have been doing simple bodyweight workouts for decades and have gained strength and speed while losing fat, there is a reason why boxing bodyweight workouts are better than ancient bodyweight workouts and i.e. “Boxers are fighters”. They train for a battle, so they have to get tougher and leaner without losing their agility and muscles. Following are the three major…

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The Pakistani Nayl

The Pakistani Nayl

This Article has been written by Shahid aka Bobby D from the Hip Hop Community of Pakistan. He tells MMA journey of his student Nayl. Not so long ago, Nayl walked into Cortex 3 sports venue, where fights took place at Club Synergy on April 4th of this year. We had a nice large crowd of visitors, way before even the event started. As I looked to the corner, I saw a young teen experiencing excitement…

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