In Thailand

In Thailand

I just arrived in Thailand today. I flew out from Lahore at midnight of the 25th and arrived 4 hours later in Bangkok. it was sort of like coming back home, I’ve been here so often. I immediately went to the bus station to get a bus to Ubon Ratchathani where a friend of mine is currently staying at a monastery as a monk. His family has a house nearby and his family is nice…

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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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