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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Pushing The Limits

Pushing The Limits

Everyone associated with martial arts or in fact any physical activity must have been appraised of on more than one occasion to “push your limits”. As a matter of fact I am sure all of us have an inner desire to excel and for that we want to push ourselves to the limit. But are you pushing yourself to the extent of your breaking point? That is the question that one needs to ask oneself….

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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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Ouch …My Back Hurts

Ouch …My Back Hurts

Spine is considered as a multifaceted pinnacle, around which the body revolves. Its function is of paramount importance for the performance of daily activities and this importance can’t be stressed more in case of martial arts. Balance is the key to any physical movement and the kinetics involved in the execution of a kick, punch or just taking a proper stance are overwhelming. Whole of the movement is executed around the axis of the spine….

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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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Getting Hurt

Getting Hurt

Nobody wants it, but everybody gets it though nobody really asks for it. Pretty haphazard of me to write this jargon, but it’s true nonetheless. Getting hurt is synonymous with martial arts or for that matter any contact sport. The aim therein is to curtail the damage or what we may call as damage control. Now we all get hurt, some are modifiable whereas others are non-modifiable factors. Throwing a loose punch and getting a…

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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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