New Delhi: Jiu-Jitsu, a phrase not often heard in India. It’s a martial arts and fight sport that’s based mostly on floor combating and submission holds. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is thought to be the “fastest-growing sport” in america of America (USA). Sadly, India’s illustration within the fastest-growing sport is dismal. Nonetheless, New Delhi’s Siddharth Singh is attempting to vary that. We spoke with him in an unique interview about his life, his silver medal on the Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2021, and the best way forward for him.
Siddharth (35) accomplished his early training at Doon Faculty in Dehradun. He opted for that college as that college had good publicity to boxing. “I used to be 12 once I shifted to Dehradun the place I did boxing for six years. In a while, I went to UK to finish my Masters diploma. It was in UK that I used to be launched to Muay Thai, which is the nationwide sport of Thailand that’s extra like kick-boxing,” stated Singh.
It was in UK that he was first launched to Jiu-Jitsu in 2008. In his first Jiu-Jitsu bout, a forty five kg Iranian lady made the educated boxing participant unconscious twice. This incident blew him away as he didn’t count on a slim girl to dominate him like that. Singh stated, “Properly, that is the great thing about Jiu-Jitsu, that even a slim-looking individual can management you with methods which can be particular to this sport solely.”
“Jiu-Jitsu is like human chess, as it’s extra cerebral. It’s far more psychological than it seems.” When requested to elucidate Jiu Jisu in a easy method, he stated that “It is likely one of the types of Combined Martial Arta (MMA). In boxing, you must punch your opponent to battle. In wrestling, you must seize and throw away your opponent on the bottom. However Jiu Jitsu begins the place wrestling ends, i.e. on the bottom. Jiu-Jitsu is not any punching, solely grappling. It’s the artwork of creating your opponent submit,” stated Siddharth Singh.
“Jiu-Jitsu is such a singular sport that you could begin as early as 6 and you may maintain taking part in till you are useless.” Properly, Singh has his details straight as Helio Gracie who is taken into account to be the daddy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fought his final bout on the age of 93, simply three days earlier than his demise.
Siddharth Singh has his personal Crosstrain Combat Membership (in Saket and in Noida) the place he trains six days every week. He follows a strict weight loss plan when he’s preparing for tournaments, however on different days, Siddharth is a “large foodie” and trains in Jiu-Jitsu to ̶