Breaking through to the new level with Team Quest Thailand

Breaking through to the new level with Team Quest Thailand

This post has been written by Bashir Ahmad, President of PAK MMA in which he tells about his recent training expereince at Team Quest Thailand Thailand is like a second (or third) home for me. I come to train Muay Thai and MMA but in reality I enjoy myself because of the good standard of living and the friendly and fun nature of Thai people. I have come to Thailand maybe a dozen or more times since…

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BJJ/MMA On A Budget

BJJ/MMA On A Budget

It was only yesterday that THIS ARTICLE hit me. I understand that BJJ and grappling are a relatively new phenomenon in Pakistan and as such a very small community. However even within our community, the issue of cost can be a huge factor sometimes. At times the community loses talent because of costs too. Reading the above article pushed me to take a look at my martial arts related expenses and how I overcome or circumvent or…

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Interview with Shani the man behind Pak Champions

Interview with Shani the man behind Pak Champions

Pak Champions is the most successful facebook page of promoting Bodybuilders in Pakistan. The page has been able to score more than 900,000 likes. It started only 5 years ago and gained popularity instantly. With the success of the page, a website pakchampions.com was introduced few months ago which got many body builders profiles and useful articles on diet and training. PAK MMA took an interview from Shani the guy who is solely responsible for the introduction of Pak Champions project….

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Things Every BJJ Practitioner Needs To Know

Things Every BJJ Practitioner Needs To Know

Find the RIGHT Academy. Firstly, make sure the teacher knows what he is talking about (do a little research on his students – not his own credentials). Secondly, visit the school to see if the atmosphere is what you are looking for. Learn the FUNDAMENTALS. Techniques like mount escapes are not glamorous but are the basic movement from White to Black Belt.You have to learn the fundamentals sooner or later so you might as well…

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Pakistan Grappling Challenge 2015

Pakistan Grappling Challenge 2015

The date is the 7th of February, 2015. It is a Saturday; but no ordinary Saturday, oh no. On this day throughout the country fighters converged to Lahore, where they would put their grappling and BJJ skills to the test. Teams from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujjar Khan, Karachi and even a team from Afghanistan made their way just for this event. This was the Pakistan Grappling Championship 2015. The day started with recitation of Quran, and…

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The Big One is upon us – SFL 38

The Big One is upon us – SFL 38

Relations between Pakistan and India have always been complex. Despite having the closest cultures and language, they often end up being the biggest rivals of all. This rivalry has a big impact when it comes to sports.  People will miss to watch the finals of cricket but will never miss the match between Pakistan and India (like today). The sporting rivalry between Pakistan and India is one of the fiercest if not THE fiercest of…

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The Pride Of Pakistan

The Pride Of Pakistan

Ahmad Amin Bodla is a young double black belt holder of Taekwondo (2nd dan) and Karate (1st dan) who has set almost 31 world records held by various organizations and has been the youngest martial artist to score Guinness World Records. Moreover, he has been inducted in US Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Currently he is Coach in his own Academy Bodla Martial Arts & Self Defence Training Academy. PAK MMA had the honors to…

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Jiu-Jitsu: A family activity?

Jiu-Jitsu: A family activity?

It doesn’t take a lot of research to know that the family unit is becoming more and more separated in the present. This is mostly because though technology has us more connected we are now more alone than ever before. Setting that as the pretext I would like to focus more on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and how it can bring families together; in effect acting as the equivalent of the “family dinner at the table” of…

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“Let’s have a clean fight”, PAKMMA making Referees

“Let’s have a clean fight”, PAKMMA making Referees

PAK MMA conducted one-hour “Referee and Judges Course” at Lahore. On January 23, 2015 the course was conducted at Synergy MMA Academy at 8 pm and the same course was conducted at VCLF4F the next day at the same time so no one could miss the course. Course material was provided by ONEFC official – Mr. Terry Boehlke. The event was managed by Fights Promoter-Sheikh Sultan Shahid of VCL and MMA Promoter- Zubair Asghar, founder of Coretex. It was taught by Bashir…

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Jiu-Jitsu In Pakistan

Jiu-Jitsu In Pakistan

This article has been written by Shariq Ullah Khan – a Pakistani American who trains in BJJ. He describes his trip to Synergy MMA Academy during his Pakistan visit. Before I start this article, I thought it would be a good idea to explain my relationship with Pakistan. I am a half Pakistani, half Mexican American that lives in Los Angeles. My father was raised in Pakistan and left when he was 19 years old to…

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