Training in the North vs the South

Training in the North vs the South

A big debate people often have before coming to Thailand to train is deciding on where. Often the first phase in this decision making process is deciding between the north and the south. Each has it’s pluses and minuses and let me spell some of them out for briefly. The South Let’s start with a definition of what I mean by the South – pretty much anything that is located on that small strip of…

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Why I Fight – Haider “Robocop” Qayyum

Why I Fight – Haider “Robocop” Qayyum

Most people take things slow in the fight-game. They train for a year or so, then have some amateur fights, maybe change gyms and then maybe…in the rare instance that they can break the monotony and social stigmas around them, they go professional. I dove head-first into professional combat sports. Training for a few months before my Thai Boxing debut in Phuket,Thailand and that lack of experience and know-how showing in the ring. I fought an Australian , Taizo…

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Kyokushin Karate and MMA

Kyokushin Karate and MMA

By Ali Naseer During the next few days I will be giving my thoughts and opinions on the traditional martial arts and how people think/believe that they are effective in real life situations and/or in the ring. Please keep in mind that there always has been an open debate about various martial arts being the best and how one should respect every aspect of the sport, similarly I’m not here to make fun of or…

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Muay Thai vs. MMA

Muay Thai vs. MMA

This post really isn’t about Muay Thai vs. MMA. It’s more about my experience sparring in MMA gyms after spending a year in Thailand. It’s not this is better than that. More like an observation. So anyway, after spending a year in Thailand training Muay Thai my striking skills have obviously gotten much better. Now that I am back in America for the next two months I am sparring in both my Muay Thai class…

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What is Practical Martial Art? An Article by Fahad Rehman

What is Practical Martial Art? An Article by Fahad Rehman

The following post does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan. The post is to give fans of MMA Pakistan an avenue in which to express their opinions on anything Martial Arts. Please use these posts as starting points for discussions on martial arts in Pakistan. We appreciate the time and effort put in by our fans to make MMA Pakistan a reality in the near future. Martial arts. Meaning…

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