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It is no understatement to say that Safari MMA has literally saved lives, and this very platform which has taken 10 years of dedicated work to engage communities across the UK who ordinarily wouldn’t participate in sport, is on the brink of collapse.  Before the first lockdown Safari MMA was spread across 11 locations in major cities in the UK.

Safari MMA is in critical need of financial support, with no idea of when lockdowns will lift, and when classes will be able to return without social distancing in place.  The forecast for the next financial year, without support or a full lift of social distancing, is set for the company to collapse with a forecasted loss of £49,292 for 2021-2022, a debt that would cost not only jobs, but hundreds of members to lose the one thing that has kept them going for so many years.

Why Safari MMA needs your support?

The team’s main goal is to engage the disengaged groups in the community in sport, primarily, but not exclusively through Martial Arts, with specialist focus on trying to engage women and youth who ordinarily wouldn’t consider getting involved in sport, or more importantly have cultural barriers where sport is seen inappropriate for women to be involved in.  Khadijah Safari has spent the past 10 years breaking down barriers by working within these communities herself, as a woman of religious belief she’s been able to successfully educate and lead a change in community’s understanding of sport and has brought about a shift in the way the sport is viewed by the BAME community and also women of religious belief.  The work has since far extended part this to bring focus on out-reach work, helping with mental health prevention, socio-economic groups, victims of domestic violence, concern for youth, crime prevention and self belief in children.  Safari MMA has been running online live sessions during this period at a cost, just to keep people active, however the period of needing to open when lockdowns lift will come at a further cost, as social distancing will mean that running costs are higher, with less members being able to attend class, meaning that classes run at an expense.  If we can get support during this transition period then we can come out healthy on the other side.

Who you’d be helping?   

For the majority of members at Safari MMA, there is no alternative.  This is their only means to access sport in an environment that considers their needs, where they feel mentally safe and can unite and feel equal in society.  To keep Safari MMA running would mean keeping the one place open, for many that gets them through their week, and more often than not is their therapy.  You’d not only keep the company running but you’d also be assisting those members and potential members who due to current circumstances are not able to afford to train, from children through to adults, many of whom are extremely vulnerable.

Your contribution matters

As we see sports clubs crumbling by the day as a result of this pandemic, we will fight and do all that we can to keep Safari MMA open, and your contribution could bring reward for you for many years to come, as you’ll never know how much you really could have changed someone’s life for the better.

And if you can’t afford to contribute?  Please just share with friends and family, your time is appreciated.

We are proud to announce that we are joining the Moving Minds campaign in Milton Keynes to try and keep people physically and mentally active and are giving away:

*16 FREE places for women in the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire
Live Online Women’s Beginners Kickboxing sessions – 6 week course
*Must be based in Milton Keynes or Buckinghamshire and places will go to first 16 women to book.

2020 has been a tough year for many and finding a way to come out strong and positive during this testing time is hard for many to do alone, so we want to be here to give you some tools to help you, and yes, we’re doing it for free.

These places will go fast, so if you answer yes to at least 2 of the following questions then you are eligible for a FREE place;

  • Did you find 2020 hard, and are keen to make 2021 a positive year?
  • Did your health, physical or mental get effected in the past year?
  • Are you someone who worries about joining a new group, and would benefit from the support of like minded women?
  • Are  you keen to take care of your health but worried about taking the first steps?

If you answer yes to at least 2 of these questions then this is the perfect course for you, as you will be in a regular group of like minded women, all taking that first step to try something new to improve their over all health and well-being.  As this course is live and online, with a fantastic instructor, you can even have your camera switched off until you feel comfortable enough for others to see you.

And what more?  If you find that you really enjoy the course then the option to continue and train in person with your same group is there for you, and if you’re not ready for that step, sessions will continue online!

There are only 16 spaces available and these will go to those first to sign up

Course Booking Information

Course Starts: Sunday 31st January
Time: 11am
Duration: 6 weeks beginners course
Classes: Weekly for 40 minutes
Location: Live online training

To book you can either contact us for more information or you can book directly through the link here.

Safari MMA
07880 550011 Call/Text/WhatsApp
info@safarikickboxing.co.uk

As we are in throws of another 4 weeks of a National lockdown, it’s seems ever more appropriate to write a Safari MMA blogpost!

If we learnt anything from the UK’s first lockdown, it is that we have all had to learn a new way of life, nothing was as we knew it. At first this was incredibly hard for so many of us, as we were trying to juggle so much change with regards to work, home-schooling, leisure activities and seeing family and friends.  We made it our mission at Safari MMA to create a new way to provide our classes and we spent many late nights making it possible! We enjoyed every small victory win of making this happen, however it wasn’t without its testing times, these were invaluable to us as instructors, staff and a business as a whole as we grew stronger as a team.

We stand by our ethos to unite people from around the world through Martial Arts, regardless of background and culture. We know how important exercise is when it comes to physical and mental health, now living in uncertainty this can have an unwanted affect on all of us in one way or another. This is why we have worked so hard to make sure we can still give you access to all of our Safari MMA classes from your very own home gym via zoom! The UK’S lockdown gave us the opportunity to grow our timetable of classes to! Our weekly schedule now includes Fitnastics, Yoga, Pilates and Kickboxing on top of our Muay Thai classes. I have also used this lockdown to concentrate on my newly launched YouTube channel Khadijah Safari with plenty of Self defence and everyday life tutorials so make sure you check it out, You never know you might learn something new!

One thing we know is that we are all in this together and although there is currently no clear end in sight of these unprecedented and difficult times, we can remain positive that we are all stronger, more aware and resilient than ever before. Lets set ourselves some goals over the next few weeks and come out of this second lockdown with a sense of achievement! What’s you goal going to be?

We’ve got you! Lets do this! 👊

Khadijah Safari