Brazilian Ju-jitsu is the most effective and the latest version of martial arts. It encompasses the most popular and effective techniques of karate, kick-boxing, judo, ju-jitsu and wrestling. It is not only played in amateur level but also known and played professionally in form of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the world. In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, it has royal patronage: two of the late King Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s sons Sheikh Hazza’ bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Hahyan are the best players and black belt holders in Brazilian Ju-jitsu who have assigned their Royal Palace as Abu Dhabi Combat Club. No serious work has been done in Pakistan on Brazilian ju-jitsu but the President of the Pakistan Martial Arts Association (PMAA) has not only accepted the challenge but taken concrete and practical steps for its progress and promotion. That is why Brazilian ju-jitsu is gaining popularity in Pakistan. Talking to Daily Times here Tuesday, PMMA president Anwar Mohiuddin said he and his team members were imparting training of kyokushin karate and kick-boxing for the last three decades to schools, college and university students as well as to police and armed forces. We are not only producing players at national but also at international levels, who have won laurels for the country, he added.

Replying to a question, he said nursery of such young promising players was vital and fundamental in producing future prospects of the country. We are trying our level best at the grassroots level to groom them, because they are the future stars of Pakistan in martial arts. If facilities are provided and the government supervision is guaranteed, as we have observed in the UAE and rest of the world, I am sure we can produce much better results than many other countries. And these players can make impossible possible and make their country proud by becoming Asian and world champions.

He said the PMMA had well trained and expert instructors who had training from Japan. The main aim of my devoted and dedicated team is the revival of healthy sports activities, its promotion and to kindle a spark among youngsters so that they can perform something extraordinary in the field of martial arts.

He stated that indolence, lethargic attitude and excessive use of computer has made Pakistan youth to run way from hard work or proper physical exercise. Brazilian ju-jitsu is solution of these ills. However, I would request parents to make their children active and hard working so that they are mentally and physically prepared to face real-life challenges. Mohiuddin said by the end of 2015 the PMMA intended to organise Governor Punjab Gold Cup. In all 700 players will participate in it, he claimed. In 2016, our priority will be to organise an international martial arts tournament with players from 32 countries participating in it, he concluded.