Mixed Martial Arts: Anantnag Coach trained national and International players from Kashmir

Mixed Martial Arts: Anantnag Coach trained national and International players from Kashmir

Raouf Dar 

Anantnag: Aaqib Majeed hailing from S.K Colony, Anantnag town is a Mix Martial Art Coach who has trained 8 International, 3,500 players to Jammu & Kashmir till date in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
He is Co-founder, Joint Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Unified Martial Arts (JKAUMA) and head coach of South Kashmir.
He has trained number of players who had bought laurels to the former state of Jammu and Kashmir by participating in national and international events.
Aqib has done schooling from Oxford Presentation School, Anantnag and during his school days he enrolled himself in Martial training camp and got selected for State champion in 2011.
In 2013, while practicing he received an injury in his 10th rib injured and after recovery he could not play well which turned out to be turning point of his career in Martial Arts as a player.
While talking exclusively to Kashmir Glacier, Aaqib Majeed said that, “After injury I decided not to play but to train others in this field, at that time I thought instead of me there might be someone else who could live up-to my dream of being the best in this beat.”
In 2015, He pursued his marital art training course from Anantnag, Srinagar, Jammu, and Delhi.
He has trained thousands on Marital Art players including 8 International, 3, 500 national, and Infinity State mix marital art players hailing from Jammu and Kashmir. These players has performed in different parts of the Country which includes Goa, New Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Patna etc.
He added that, “Presently, I am training many players hailing from different parts of Kashmir and those players who are interested in learning Martial Arts are always welcome to join my training camp.”
In 2019, Aqib got major surgery in a 10th Rib which was injured during practices in 2013. He said that, “I am satisfied with my work as it is proud moment for me that I trained thousands of Students,” adding “My dreams was complete when I saw myself as Marital Arts Trainer although I couldn’t play myself but I made some good players who could play better than me.”
He further said that those who have trained by him are playing at National and International levels and some of them are working as trainers as well.
We have step-up five training camps in south Kashmir out of which 3 are in Anantnag, 1 in Kulgam and 1 in Pulwama districts. In these training camps 7 trainer work which includes a female trainer as well.
So far we have rehabilitated many youths who were involved in drugs as our slogans is “Drugs out Sports in”.
“We welcome every student who wants to come in sports which will keep them engaged with games and by this they could get rid from depression and drugs,” said “Aaqib Majeed while taking to Kashmir Glacier, adding, “We have seen many young lot taking drugs which is putting their lives at stake and we believe that sports is the only way to keep them away from these negative things.
We face difficulties while training students as we don’t have proper infrastructure for playing and giving training. Due to lack of building structure we train Students at different places on different time intervals. If we would have proper infrastructure and facility to train student we could give our UT some top class players which could compete in national and international events.(Kashmir Glacier)

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