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LISTEN: Indian MMA Origin Stories Ep 7: Abrasumente Academy ft. Higio Tarak

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon08 May 2021

In the seventh episode of Indian MMA Origin stories, we talk to Higio Tarak who is the man behind Abrasumente Academy in Arunachal Pradesh

For the uninitiated, Indian MMA Origin Stories is an Interview series from LockerRoom India where we try to explore the origin stories of Indian MMA Fight Teams, Gyms, Promotions, and whatnot.

In the episode, Higio opens up about the story behind the name of the gym, how he discovered MMA, the reason why he started competing, MMA in Arunachal Pradesh, his bond with Ning Gogoi, the story of the first batch, fighters from his gym, and much more. You can listen to the complete episode below and see the time codes as well.

Time Code:

  • 01:27 – Story behind the name of Abrasumente Academy
  • 03:42 – Finding MMA and his trial at Crosstrain Fight Club
  • 05:46 – The reason why he started competing
  • 07:03 – The story behind opening Abrasumente Academy
  • 08:52 – How his family reacted to him opening the Gym
  • 10:31 – Challenges he faced while opening the Gym
  • 11:45 – Story of how he got his first batch
  • 13:07 – Collaborating with Anil Mehta, Ning Gogoi, Punyajit
  • 14:26 – His bond with Ning Gogoi
  • 15:28 – MMA in Arunachal Pradesh and North East
  • 17:27 – Dealing with the Pandemic
  • 18:44 – Future Plans for his Career and Academy
  • 20:31 – About the Fighters of Abrasumente Academy
  • 21:31 – MMA in India and his advice for upcoming fighters

You can listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor.FM, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Breaker, and Radio Public. Below is a link to the audible below.

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