" THE FIGHT IS NEVER PHYSICAL
IT'S ALWAYS IN THE MIND"
I started my BJJ journey with Professor Nick during my second year of university in 2016 in North Cyprus. You know how you take a baby’s finger and teach him how to walk? It was the same for me with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Professor Nick was the person who taught me how to walk. There are a lot of moments which I cherish with Professor Nick but, one moment that actually changed my life was when I wasn’t able to do a headstand and I told Professor Nick “I don’t think I will ever be able to do this”, and he made me realise that Hafeez, you aren’t able to do a headstand because you have already made it up in your mind that you can’t. Say that you can, think positive, make it up in your mind that you can do it and boo yaa the same day I did do a headstand.
After that day I started looking at things differently. I made up my mind that before I leave the Island, after I graduate, I should acquire a Blue Belt and boo yaa I did it. I was awarded my Blue Belt by Professor Nick in 2018 and my journey in BJJ continued. I trained in Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and wherever I could get the chance but, eventually I moved to Karachi, Pakistan. The concept and awareness of BJJ was very little to none, in Pakistan and after taking several initiatives, talking to different gym owners, and feeling disappointed, I realised things aren’t working out. So, I took an initiative on my own and spoke to Professor Nick about it.
I am now a NICKBJJ affiliate and we have started a small BJJ club in Karachi where money is not the goal,
YOUR self-development is. " - ABDUL HAFEEZ
Our main goal at Feez Ka Dojo is to inspire and educate our youth and lead them to believe that nothing is impossible in life if they have the correct mindset. I aspire to eventually create future leaders. If you are a young person who is out there, and you feel lost just feel free to come to the club. Let’s learn to win this fight and conquer our minds.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND ABDUL HAFEEZ?
Feez Ka Dojo - Gulshan-e-lqbal, Block 5, Karachi
Tel : +92 332 3664814