The Hari Singh Nalwa Academy located in Leicester, United Kingdom teaches martial arts, combat, and fitness training for the local community. The academy has high number of young children learning to stay fit who take advantage of the various classes.
However, the interesting thing is the academy has a good number of Kaurs learning self defense and mixed martial arts.
Kaurs have throughout history been pivotal at many points in Sikh history by showing their bravery from Mata Bhag Kaur Ji to Bibi Bhagael Kaur Ji to Sardarani Sada Kaur who led Singhs when conquering Lahore. The Kaurs had also made up a good percentage of the Khalsa Fauj during the turbulent times from the 1730s to 1780s.
Perhaps with such excellent training facility and coaches of Hari Singh Nalwa Academy, the day for the first Sikh female MMA fighter might not be too far. UK is one of the places in the world where youngsters are coming back to Sikhi in very high numbers and programs such as the Academy’s approach of teaching self defense will reawaken the warrior spirit of Sikhs.
The skills from the video are quite impressive and maybe we already have the first female MMA fighter.
Here is a look at their weekly schedule
Combat, Training and Fitness for the
Community of Leicester
WRESTLING 5.30pm to 7pm
BOXING 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
KICKBOXING/MUAY THAI BOXING 6.45pm to 7.45pm
WOMENS FITNESS 6pm to 7pm
STRENGTH/CONDITIONING 7pm to 8pm
URBAN SELF DEFENCE 11am to 12pm
SUBMISSION GRAPPLING 12.45pm to 1.45pm
BOXING 2pm to 3pm