30th October 2015 - Mumbai

The Sport of Mixed Martial Arts in the state of Maharashtra will now be led by Ms Smita Thackeray. This was officially announced by All India Mixed Martial Arts Association late last evening. AIMMAA’s sole affiliate in the state ,the 'Mixed Martial Arts Association of Maharashtra’ [ MMAAM ] will now be led by its new President Smt Smitaji Thackeray. Smitaji has been keenly following the activities of AIMMAA and gladly accepted the invitation to lead as state President.

Smitaji is a powerful socialite and bollywood producer and has been active on the forefront promoting womens self defence and already supported AIMMAA through the Mukti Foundation and its womens self defence initiate in 2014 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPkqCZID2G0, Although AIMMAA has been promoting the sport of MMA across the country for the last 11 years through sporting events, this year it will launch its own ‘Womens self defence’ division based out of Mumbai led by Smitaji. "MMA has proven its effectiveness in the combat sports arena now its time for Mixed Martial Artists to turn their attention to "Real-life" scenarios and provide their knowledge and expertise to those who really need it", said Daniel Isaac National commissioner AIMMAA. Chairman of AIMMAA Raj Kundra welcomed this announcement.

Speaking at the official announcement Shihan Sharif Bapu, self defence expert, Gen Sec of MMAAM and Chief delegate of Western / Central India under AIMMAA said "It is to our good fortune that Smitaji will now lead the Sport of MMA for Maharashtra not only for the sporting and competitive aspect but also for the newly launched Self defence wing of AIMMAA". Smitaji announced that the 1st Maharashtra state Sport MMA Championships will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex ,Dharavi on 8th November in Mumbai. The AIMMAA is one of the few Martial arts organizations in India which has its own womens mma development board :



All India Mixed Martial Arts Association
Training / Admn Headquarters
4th Floor, Hariprabha Solitario Commercial Complex, Near HDFC bank, Above Chroma showroom, Off college rd, Nasik. India.

Mobile :+91-9890381987
Email :info@ammai.in

Contact person: Mr Daniel Isaac
(AIMMAA founder and National Commissioner)