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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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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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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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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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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A Polite Reply

A Polite Reply

Former Mr.Pakistan, Mr.Karachi and Mr.Sindh Atif Anwer won Arnold Classic “over 100 kg class” title in Australia. PAK MMA Team congratulates Mr. Atif on having this honor. I would like to start by saying congratulations to Atif Anwer. He has indeed made us proud and in winning such a grandiose competition has given us all hope in this country. We salute you sir, bodybuilding is indeed a great art! I write this as a polite…

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Who are Heroes?

Who are Heroes?

There was blood. There was sweat. But more than the both, there were tears. Oh so many tears. This was the SFL 38, Dubai. An unprecedented match up for MMA across the globe, two nations would fight head to head, toe to toe, to see which the better fighting nation was. It would be hyped up, like any cricket match would be. The entertainers would bash each other, making fans more emotional and increasing the…

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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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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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For the sake of MMA

For the sake of MMA

The views do not reflect any official statement or stance by PAKMMA but are the independent views of an individual MMA fan in Pakistan. We claim no responsibility for the views and opinions in this article Why do we hold events? For a promoter the motivation could be to make money which is fair enough. You do not get into business not to make money from it. However, like every business there are certain set…

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