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Pride of Bahrain Hamza Kooheji will host a “Secrets of a Pro Athlete” webinar at Family Virtual Maljis this Saturday at 8 p.m.
Bahrain Pride started his career 9 years ago as Bahrain’s first professional mixed martial arts fighter.
He has since become the number one ranked fighter in his weight class in the Middle East.
Kooheji has taken many steps for the Kingdom and developed a plan to pursue professional mixed martial arts for younger generations.
“At KHK MMA, we are firm believers in positive social and community contribution, and we are thrilled and excited to enlighten our society and anyone interested in combat sports with the secrets of being a sportsman.
We will share interesting problems, challenges and how to overcome them, and we will give special gifts to anyone who attends and joins the session,” Kooheji said.
Kooheji will be joined by KHK MMA and amateur fighter from Team Bahrain Mohammed Alsameea who recently made the final of the 2021 IMMAF World Championships, securing a silver medal for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Alsameea was the only Arab fighter in the final of the world championships, a testament to the sports development program in the Kingdom of Bahrain created through the support and guidance of His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Vice President of the Supreme Council for Youth & Sports, Chairman of the General Sports Authority, Chairman of the Bahrain Olympic Committee and Founder of KHK Sports and BRAVE CF.
“I have witnessed the rise of Hamza Kooheji since the beginning of his career.
When I first came to the gym, watching Hamza Kooheji accomplish great things for the Kingdom of Bahrain inspired me to pursue Mixed Martial Arts and dedicate myself to the sport.
With his support and following the plan he developed, I was able to achieve great success for the Kingdom of Bahrain in combat sports by becoming the first amateur fighter born in Bahrain to compete in the International Federation Final Mixed Martial Arts (IMMAF) World Championships and bring home the silver medal,” says Alsameea.
“I look forward to raising awareness of what it means to play sport professionally and become a professional athlete in the Kingdom.”
The “Secrets of a Professional Athlete” webinar will be moderated by Mohamme Qamber, President of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation.
The Bahrain Mixed Martial Federation is currently working with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation and the BRAVE Combat Federation to host the largest amateur mixed martial arts tournament in combat sports history, the MMA Super Cup, where the he Bahrain national team will be among the top 6 nations in the world competing for a prize pool of $225,000 and to be crowned the best team in the world.
“I am happy to be hosting this important session at a crucial time for the development of mixed martial arts in the country and just days away from the biggest fight in Bahrain’s combat sports history with our local champion Hamza Kooheji to make light on the achievements he has made for the Kingdom of Bahrain,” says Qamber.
“From being the first ever professional Bahraini mixed martial arts fighter to becoming the first ever Bahraini to compete for a World Championship title in the truly global international mixed martial arts promotion, BRAVE Combat Federation.”
Family Virtual Majlis Founder Ahmed Ali Al-Tareef also gave a statement on the upcoming BRAVE International Fight Week in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
“There is no doubt that March 2022 is a sporting month with distinction for the Kingdom of Bahrain, as the Bahrain International Circuit BIC, the birthplace of motorsport in the Middle East, and Gulf Air have announced their preparations to host the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2022, which will start from March 18 to 20, is an opening for the new season of the World Championship with its new evolutions through the new era of Formula 1.
It should also be noted that the MMA Super Cup will be held during the International Week of Courage from March 7 to 12, 2022 in cooperation between the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), Khalid bin Hamad Sports Organization (KHK SPORTS), Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation and BRAVE Combat Federation alongside BRAVE CF 57, which should have three world championship titles on the line,” Al-Tareef said.
He continued: “As a proactive and positive contribution, the Family Virtual Majlis is honored to welcome the Champion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Hamza Al Kooheji, and the rising champion Muhammad Zuhair, in a live interactive dialogue session titled ” Professional’s Secrets “. which will be done through the FVM platform through the Zoom program, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
The session will be moderated by Mohammed Qambar, President of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation, who is a seasoned moderator in the field of combat sports.
Information about the webinar will be shared on Instagram accounts @ahmed_treef and @khkmma.
To receive a link to the webinar, please contact 398322222.