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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It happens ONLY in India

Haiiiiiiyahhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A few years ago the fitness industry in india was hit by the 'kickboxing' bug , gyms all across india were looking for 'kickboxing' instructors who could fit the bill and teach cardio kickboxing and taebo , unfortunately when such competent trainers / instructors werent found the gym managers started accepting applications of karate , taekwondo and kung fu 'masters' who gave their best shot to do the job , as a result india is one of the few places in the world where kickboxing practioners shout "kiai" and attain "black belts" in the "art" or kickboxing.These days india is experimenting the same thing with mma , heres one funny story : i visited a gym in mumbai where the friendly receptionist explained to me that their gym was offering mma as a fitness option for their members , i was interested to know who it was who was running the mma training program there and what was their syllabus , i asked if they did bjj as well and whether they chose kickboxing or muay thai for their standup training ... ? she replied "thats the speciality of our training here sir , our instructor is a black belt 2nd dan in mma and we teach karate kung fu jeet kune do and krav maga - its all mixed in a syllabus so thats why its called MMA ..... lol

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