Meet the Bruce Lee of Pakistan


February 13, 2022


Martial arts is a broadly fashionable sport and for those who discuss concerning the King of Martial Arts, the one title that involves your thoughts is that of Bruce Lee. It is because he’s ‘the king’ of the game, nobody after him has made his title in martial arts fairly like he has accomplished. Utilizing martial arts, Bruce Lee has carried out many methods and strikes, which is why he has been capable of garner fandom worldwide. Different martial arts athletes from his period and the newer technology, watch his abilities and strikes in an effort to study from him.

To match the abilities of Bruce Lee, one has to have an immense quantity of self-discipline and willpower with years of devoted observe. Such a person exists and lives in Pakistan, who discovered his abilities and used them to get his title within the guide of Guinness World Data not simply as soon as however 73 instances. This has led him being named the ‘Bruce Lee of Pakistan’.

Breaking a Guinness World Data title is usually on peoples’ bucket lists, however this one serial record-breaker Muhammad Rashid Naseem, on the age of 40, holds 73 data to his title, beating his personal data a number of instances. This could not have been potential with out the onerous work and dedication that he put in over time. Rashid first discovered about Guinness World Data on TV again in 2003 and it took him almost 10 years after that to lastly see his title within the guide of Guinness World Data.

“I used to look at a present on the TV the place they confirmed how folks had been making world data on a global TV present. Since then, I started to assume how can I take part and make a world file myself,” stated Rashid. “However as a result of restricted alternatives in Pakistan, it took me 10 years to make my first file.”

Rashid, who started Martial Arts 27 years in the past, began giving coaching to the youngsters in 2001. From 2003 to 2013, Rashid noticed every episode and the data that had been made globally. “I noticed every file and picked those I assumed I might have the ability to break. Then within the 12 months 2013, I went to the Punjab Youth Competition, the place I bought the chance to make World Data, and in my first try, I used to be capable of make three data,” he stated.

After 19 years, Rashid turned the primary Pakistani to make an look on TV reveals for world data in Germany, Korea, and Italy and made it to the official Guinness World Data channel. “That is what I dreamt of, representing Pakistan around the globe,” stated Rashid, who wears an official inexperienced jersey of Pakistan whereas making a record-breaking makes an attempt.

Though most of Rashid’s 72 data concerned smashing however in 2013, he was capable of make data in; Most (68) Pine Board Breaking with Elbow in One Minute, Most (40) Bottle Caps Take away with Head in One Minute, and Most (50) Object Take away off Folks’s Head Utilizing Martial Arts Kick in One Minute.

That was the day when Rashid thought that if he may break three data within the first try, then the opposite data on his record could possibly be achieved too. Since then, there was no turning again for Rashid. Yearly he made his coaching more difficult and made himself stronger. “I had it in thoughts that if I’ve expertise, then I ought to take it ahead. I had listed down all of the data I noticed from 2003 to 2013 and knew that I’ve the potential to do it as I broke three data within the first try,” he stated.

Like each different mother or father, Rashid’s dad and mom needed their solely baby to get an training and steer clear of martial arts as they’ll trigger accidents. However together with his achievements on nationwide and worldwide levels, his dad and mom began supporting him in each step he took. “This was a motivation for me. In case your dad and mom should not proud of what you might be doing, you then can’t obtain something, and neither will you have the ability to focus,” stated Rashid.

Troublesome Data

Rashid continued to make data yearly, and years on, he made data in martial arts classes of knee strikes, elbow strikes, breaking issues, with Nan Chaku, sticks, kicks, punches and head.

He has 23 world data in breaking, cracking and smashing classes, 11 world data with Nan Chaku, eight world data in knee strikes, 4 within the elbow strikes, eight in martial arts kicks, 4 in Bo Employees and 14 world data in punch strike class.

For him, each file had its personal problem, and one file can’t be in comparison with the opposite, however some data impacted Rashid’s life.

In April 2016, when Rashid tried the file for Most Inexperienced Coconuts Smashed with the Head in One Minute. Rashid broke 35 inexperienced coconuts, and after that, he had a extreme harm on his head and needed to keep in mattress for 3 months as he broken his stability. However following his dedication and spirit, he was again on his toes to interrupt extra data. Now even after six years, he’s absolutely match.

One other file that he discovered troublesome that he just lately made was Most Full Contact Kicks in One Hour with 5KG Ankle Weight. He broke India’s file of 2043 kicks together with his 2162 kicks file. “I may have confronted everlasting incapacity from this, however as I knew the fitting methods and that I had ready myself sufficient, with the assistance of Allah, I used to be capable of full and break the file,” he stated.

The third file that he confronted problem making was the one with Nan Chaku. Most Double Nan Chaku hits in a single Minute. He struck 557 targets. “It’s powerful to hit the goal utilizing each arms, and you need to maintain the coordination of each arms and never miss any goal,” he stated.

He stated that there have been moments in his life when the accidents he bought may have ended his profession, however he took some troublesome selections to make an try and succeeded. “I get harm loads whereas practising and making an attempt. For this, I needed to undergo all of the checks earlier than making an attempt. That is actually necessary. Many data appear as if they’re straightforward, however for those who do not go along with preparation, then it may hit you with a lifelong harm,” he added.

Speaking concerning the time he took to observe earlier than attempting for the world file, he stated that some data take years and months. The longest time that he practised for a file was one and a half years, which concerned Nan Chaku. Then the one with the kicks took him a 12 months of observe. Now he focuses on the data that take three months of coaching.

Worldwide Competitions

Together with making world data, Rashid is knowledgeable martial artist who has taken coaching in Lahore. Since he started martial arts in 1996, he has participated within the championship in any respect ranges, and Rashid has made his title remembered from college degree competitions to World Championships.

In 2013, he gained a Silver medal on the World Kung Fu Championship 2013. Then he gained one other Silver medal within the Full-body contact class on the Asian Championships. Altogether he has eight Worldwide Championships Medal in Weapons, Struggle, and Kicks completion.

“Worldwide competitions have at all times taught me a lot. I did win medals, however I discovered that combating in opposition to others was unimaginable. It was probably the most treasured factor I deliver again from worldwide competitions,” Rashid stated.

Largest Achievements


Rashid’s life is itself an achievement in comparison with an atypical individual’s life. However for Rashid, his most important achievement was when he defeated Indian Martial Artwork Grasp in a one-on-one struggle in Italy. “Beating a participant from India is at all times a pleasure. This match is one probably the most thrilling ones, and for those who win, the sensation is indescribable,” he stated.

He additionally stated that he can’t overlook the primary three data he broke in 2013. “It was the primary try, and I had been attempting for therefore lengthy. Breaking three without delay was the most important achievement of my life again then. I did make 4 makes an attempt, however one remains to be pending approval. That’s the day that modified my life, and that led me to the place I’m, in order that day can by no means for forgotten,” he added.

He additional added that though he has achieved loads for himself, seeing his college students making data makes him prouder. Other than his 72 data, Rashid has 14 data named to his academy. The 10 college students he has been coaching have additionally made 14 World Data and took part in Worldwide competitions representing Pakistan.

“That is what makes me completely happy. This can be a large achievement that each one the abilities should not restricted to me solely, however I like to see my college students making data and representing the inexperienced flag internationally,” stated Rashid, who runs Pakistan Martial Arts Academy in Karachi.

Rashid is at present the world prime martial artist with probably the most world data total in martial arts. Then he’s additionally the file holder with most data involving Nan Chaku, Stick, and Punches.

How a lot a file value?

Making data requires years of observe and dedication, and it additionally includes loads of funds to make an try. It could actually value a Pakistani anyplace between Rs 50,000 rupees Rs 1,000,000. There may be noone to assist Rashid on this space, and he earns and saves the cash he makes breaking data.

“From all of the data that I’ve tried and made, the most costly file value me Rs 300,000 whereas the most cost effective was Rs50,000. I did not go for the data that may value above Rs300,000 rupees as I do not get assist from anybody and must bear the bills myself. So that is the utmost that I can afford,” he stated, including that in three of the data for his college students, he bought some sponsors, however that coated solely 10 per cent of the expense.

“If I had monetary assist, I might have far more data than I do now,” he stated. There are various data that he can try and break, however he’s unable to attain them as a result of monetary causes. He covers the bills from the charges he will get from the 40 college students at his academy and greater than 1000 college students within the faculties of Karachi. So far, he has skilled greater than 10000 college students.

Subsequent Technology

Rashid, the daddy of three youngsters, is now specializing in making the following martial artist in his household, his nine-year daughter, Fatima. He began coaching her when she was three years outdated, and after 4 years, identical to her father, Fatima made her first world file on the age of seven when she broke the file of India in Most Alternate Elbow Strikes One Minute. She additionally turned the youngest woman to make a world file with this file.

After years of onerous work, Fatima was recognised by the ‘Inverex Humary Heros’ programme throughout Pakistan Tremendous League season 7. However nonetheless, she has a protracted method to go. “I would like Fatima to develop up as a fighter, and I would like her to signify Pakistan at worldwide competitions. I’ve been working onerous for the final six years in order that she not solely makes data however the final purpose is to get her to the worldwide stage and signify Pakistan as a fighter,” he stated, including that it’s a powerful activity, but when she retains working onerous and stays put then at the present time will not be distant when she is going to make Pakistan proud.

He additionally stated that though he needs to see Fatima changing into a martial artist, he needs Fatima to observe her dream of becoming a member of the military. “My want is my want, and I’m engaged on it, but when she actually needs to hitch the military, then I would be the first individual to assist her and make her serve the nation,” he stated.

The necessity

It doesn’t matter what Rashid has achieved, it’s greater than half of what he has aimed. Nonetheless, in all these years, he hasn’t been recognised by the federal government.

“Any sportsman representing Pakistan needs to be recognised by the federal government, and the monetary assist is an extra assist. I want that earlier than I get to retire, I get recognition from the federal government,” stated the 40-year-old Rashid.

“Individuals who do martial arts, or another sport they need to work onerous and never lose hope as a result of in the event that they carry on making efforts and doing onerous work, they may quickly be paid again for these efforts,” he concluded.

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