Meet Tajamul Islam, The 7-Year-Old Kashmiri Kick-Boxer Who Will Represent India At Global Stage

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2:25 pm 30 Apr, 2016


Tajamul Islam from Bandipore in Kashmir is a seven-year-old girl who is going to represent India at the upcoming World Kick-boxing Championship in Italy in November 2016.

 

Tajamul weighs just 25 kg, but no one dares to mess with her when she enters the kick-boxing arena as she has time and again proven that she can take on challengers who are much older and bigger than her.

 

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Tajamul, will represent India at the sub-junior level and is confident that she will win a medal at the world meet.

 

She has previously clinched several titles both at the state and national levels.

A kid who is full of confidence, Tajamul says:

 

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Tajamul is the daughter of Ghulam Mohammad, a truck driver who works in a construction company in Bandipore.

 

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Mohammad has four other kids, including three daughters, and all are being trained in Wushu and kick-boxing at a local academy in Bandipore.

 

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A proud father, Mohammad says all his children less than 12 years-of-age and making a name for themselves. He proudly adds, “I am thankful to God that He has blessed me with these wonderful children.”

 

Even at younger age Tajamul had always showed a knack for kick-boxing and in December 2015, all her hard-work and training paid off when she won gold in sub-junior category of the National Kickboxing Championship in New Delhi.

The Gold had thus ensured her qualification for World Championship for which she is training now.

 

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Her trainer, Faisal Ali Dar, says he is not surprised that she qualified. Tajamul has been a rising star, he says, and achieved all this in less than two years from joining.

“I didn’t believe my eyes when I saw her first, two years ago. Her style, punch and the way she was playing, I found that she was different from other kids. Without any training she was doing great..I said this child will go far ahead. I told her you stay with me and her father also cooperated.”

Though she loves kick-boxing, Tajamul says she wants to become a doctor when she grows up so she would be able to fix other people’s bones she breaks during a fight.

 

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