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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I will encounter defeats, but I will never be defeated

I will encounter defeats, but I will never be defeated

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou I remember being in the locker room – inconsolable and in shock. “No….no….no,” I cried over and over again, my head in my hands, running from one place to another. It…

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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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Pakistani Wushu and its development into MMA

Pakistani Wushu and its development into MMA

Chinese Martial arts have always been a surprise for us as its history can be count back from many centuries. The term “Wushu” means martial arts in Chinese. In Wushu competitions,  take-downs and throws are allowed and you can use kicks and punches to strike your opponent. Wushu has mainly two styles Sanshou or Sanda (Sparring) and Taolu. In Sanshou or Sanda, form of Wushu Chinese grappling and Chinese boxing play a huge part. A…

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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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Bullet Tooth and The Dream Beg bagged PMM Awards

Bullet Tooth and The Dream Beg bagged PMM Awards

British-Pakistanis, Umer Bullet Tooth Kiyani and Qasim The Dream Beg, have won the first awards of Pakistan Music and Media (PMM) Awards in their respective sports categories on September 3, 2015 in Birmingham (UK). The Pakistani Music and Media Awards (PMMA) have been launched this year to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions and grassroots initiatives by individuals and groups across the UK with Pakistani and British Asian heritage. Umer “Bullet Tooth” Kiyani who won…

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Review of “Shah” – The Movie

Review of “Shah” – The Movie

Guess what, peeps? I went to the premiere of SHAH! I bet some of you are jealous, eh? The thing is, I hate Pakistani media. I hate our TV, and our movies, with a passion. They are over-acted, the scripts so boringly simple and always seem to be about the same things: love or marriage conflicts. To spice things up a bit they’ll throw a little family turmoil in as well. So uncreative, so dull!…

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