KHK Heroes, the latest initiative of Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, will kick-start the inauguration ceremony of Brave International Combat Week 2018 on Sunday at 7.30pm at Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town.
Shaikh Khalid will take part in a sparring session with Mohammed Buhaz’a.
Buhaz’a will be achieving his dream of competing in mixed martian arts despite being differently abled.
Brave International Combat Week is the largest combat sports event to be held in Asia bringing together participats from over 11 nations for the largest IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships 2018 till date.
Buhaz’a, who suffers from down syndrome, was offered the opportunity to train at the KHK MMA Bahrain by Shaikh Khalid.
Meanwhile, author, media entrepreneur and MMA pioneer from the US Kirik Jenness has praised the team behind Brave Combat Federation for taking up the challenging task of hosting the Brave International Combat Week from Sunday to November 18.
Jenness praised the vision behind the initiative which is changing the sport of MMA around the world.
Jenness has an extensive background and knowledge of the sport. Apart from featuring as a top commentator, he is considered an MMA pioneer, working in the industry since its ‘No Holds Barred’ days and in a variety of roles, from a fighter (with a record of 2-0) to a manager, trainer, and founder of MixedMartialArts.com and The Underground Forum.
He has also written two books on MMA and has been a referee for professional bouts.
“The growth of Brave is the biggest story of the year in all mixed martial arts. What Brave is doing - one or more shows per month in different countries across the planet - has never been done before.
“I have been involved in the sport on a professional, full-time basis very shortly after the birth of its modern inception in 1993, and I would have bet it was impossible.
“It is made possible because of the vision of Shaikh Khalid and the leadership of “The Hawk” - Brave president Mohammed Shahid,” said Jenness
Jenness will be commentating during the Combat Week.
“Shahid gathered a group of ferociously bright and motivated individuals from across the globe and they are taking over the world now.
“There is a genre in movies, created as far as I know by Akira Kurosawa, in which the lead gathers together a group of unique individuals and they then accomplish something epic.
“From The Seven Samurai to The Fast and the Furious franchise it’s an archetypal tale. But Brave is real, and Brave is really doing it,” added Jenness.