To Pakistani’s wishing to help with the Project

To Pakistani’s wishing to help with the Project

I’m extremely happy with the progress that has been made since I launched the site. I have created a central online area where people can link with myself and in turn each other, Pakistani’s interested in Mixed Martial Arts can now stay informed about what is going on and I am getting regular emails from Pakistani’s living in Pakistan, America and the U.K. These emails are always very enthusiastic and the sender always wants to…

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Student Profile

Student Profile

Omar Saeed was born on March 3rd 1992. His nickname though is Snobar and is known by everyone by that name. He started training in Martial Arts 3 years ago at a nearby ground in his small town in Pakistan. He started in Tae Kwon Do but has also done Drunken Monkey Style Kung Fu. While he was training he was told that there was good training available at Nasir Fighting Club at the nearby…

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Cambodia

Cambodia

I stayed three days at Kaewsamrit. In the end this is how I could sum up my time. I got a chance to train around some of the best Thai fighters, with some very motivated farang students in a camp where I was made sure to stay busy and try to stay at a hard pace the entire time. Being around good fighters is a big bonus because you get to see the best of…

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Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

I leave for Thailand tomorrow. Another stage in this journey is to begin. Yesterday I said goodbye to my main students. The ones who not only shined the most in terms of skills but the ones who truly were committed and believe in what I am doing. They have advised me on the best way to approach the establishment of Mixed Martial Arts in Pakistan. They were there to affirm that I was going to…

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Getting Ready to Leave

Getting Ready to Leave

I have three more days until I fly out to Thailand. I am excited and sad at the same time. I am excited to leave because I am not getting the train I need over here. Other then the three weeks I spent at Tigers Gym in Nasik, India (Tigersgym.com) my workouts in Pakistan have been very limited. I am sure to get my ass kicked in Thailand for the first two weeks until I…

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The next few months

The next few months

This is a blog about MMA in Pakistan. It’s also going to be about a lot more. It’s not going to take place only in Pakistan. I am going to guess that for at least the next two years I will not be in settled in one country for more then 6 months at a time. Although my focus certainly will, what I am doing at the moment will not always have to do with…

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A slice of today

A slice of today

I arrived in my hometown last night from the city of Lahore where my grandmother is currently admitted into a hospital due to a stroke. She is better now and I came back to attend a wedding. A wedding in Pakistan typically entails about a week of dinner and functions for family and friends. Many people sleep at dawn eating and talking and wake up in the afternoon and begin getting ready for another evening….

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State of Martial Arts in Pakistan today

State of Martial Arts in Pakistan today

First off I need to say that I have not written in this blog in about a week. I really hope no to have that again but we don’t know what life happens in life. My Grandmother had a stroke a week ago and I was busy with her at the hospital. By the grace of God she is recovering now and I have returned back to training. Spending much of my past week in…

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First Trip: The Beginning – I

First Trip: The Beginning – I

People call me the God-father of Pakistan MMA. Here is a short story about how it all started in Pakistan… In the fall of ’07 I was speaking to a cousin of mine who lives in California. During our conversation we discovered that we both had plans of giving back to our home country of Pakistan.  I was born in Pakistan and then moved to the United States at the age of three. My cousin…

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