Aadil Abdullah

Bandipora: Sabkat Malik, a 20-year-old girl from the Vijjhara area of Bandipora district on North Kashmir is all set to represent India in Youth Asian Ju-Jitsu International Championship scheduled in Abu Dhabi next month.

Despite facing challenges like limited infrastructure and societal stereotypes, Sabkat’s dedication and resilience have propelled her to this achievement.

Sabkat Malik has a long history of success in martial arts, having won multiple gold medals at district, state, national, and international levels.

While speaking to media Sabkat Malik said that Playing at international level and to become a champion in Ju-Jitsu martial arts is aim of my life, and I’m 11-time national player with an impressive record of 7 gold medals and 4 silver medals, Sabkat’s passion for sports extends beyond personal achievements.

“Being a girl,” Sabkat says, “it’s an honor for me to be able to give back in healthy and positive ways.”

Sabkat added that she has been practicing continuously to achieve her goal of representing India in the Youth Asian Ju-Jitsu  Championship scheduled in Abu Dhabi next month.
Her family members have also said that they feel very happy to learn about her selection.

Sabkat’s recent success at the Senior Ju-Jitsu National Championship in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, where she clinched another gold medal in the Fighting System category, is a testament to her unwavering commitment to the sport.

This victory has also earned her a well-deserved selection for the upcoming Asian Youth Championship scheduled for may in Abu Dhabi.

Sabkat’s story is not just about athletic prowess; it’s about defying stereotypes and using her talents to empower others.

Sabkat’s journey began in class 6th, and she has since participated in national competitions, even winning eleven gold medals.

“There are people who taunt girls whenever they go out in the field,” she says. “But my determination has paid off, and I hope to make my country proud in Abu Dhabi.”

“Playing at the international level and becoming a Ju-Jitsu champion is my lifelong dream,” Sabkat reveals. With unwavering support from the Indian Army’s 26 Assama Raffles Paribal and the District Administration of Bandipora, Sabkat has meticulously trained to achieve her goal.

Sabkat’s trainer, Muzaffar Ahmad Kawa, is full of praise for her dedication and consistency. “She is an inspiration to others,” he says. “We are confident that she will continue to achieve great things.”

Muzaffar Kawa has been instrumental in her journey, training her for over a decade.

With her talent and determination, Sabkat is expected to excel in the championship and inspire future generations of female athletes.

She is a role model for young girls in her community and a beacon of hope, proving that with hard work and determination,this sentiment is evident in her pursuit of excellence, not just in competition but also in inspiring for others.