Srinagar, Mar 07: A teenage girl from Bandipora district has brought laurels to J&K as she has carved her way to international Ju-Jitsu Championship.
Sabkat Malik of remote Vijjhara area of Bandipora despite facing challenges has made it to international level.
She told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that she was interested in martial arts since her childhood but she faced many challenges in order to achieve her dream.
“I came to know about Ju-Jitsu in locality around 11 years ago and started learning it with an aim to become a champion in Ju-Jitsu,” she said, adding that choosing a male dominated game at an early age and then practicing with negligible infrastructure wasn’t an easy thing.
“However, I remained determined and worked very hard to leap the ladder of success starting from district, followed by State, National and now International,” she said.
Playing at international level and to become a champion in Ju-Jitsu martial arts is aim of my life,“ she said.
She said that he has been practicing continuously to achieve her goal of representing India in Ju-Jitsu International Federation’s World Championship scheduled in Mongolia this year.
Her family members have also said they feel very happy to learn about her selection as according to them, Sabkat has faced many challenges in her life but she remained determined towards goal.
Muzaffar Ahmad, coach of Sabkat while expressing happiness over her selection said that she is very much talented and will definitely prove her mettle whenever she will get opportunity.
“I am very happy that her determination and hard work has paid off and has inspired other girls to take part in martial arts,” he said—(KNO)