Come share our vision to establish regulated, competitive mixed martial arts (MMA) in West Africa. The Lion Heart Initiative is a non-profit endeavor to introduce and develop MMA in the region, by introducing urban youth to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai, and modern reality-based MMA; concurrently, allowing visiting martial artists to experience traditional West African wrestling.
In collaboration with KOA Martial Arts in Stafford Virginia, Lion Heart Initiative organized its first event on African soil in November 2013, where they held BJJ seminars, MMA exhibitions, and cross-trained with traditional Laamb wrestlers.
Rollin’ in Dakar is a film about KOA team’s journey, the introduction of BJJ to Senegal, and the Lion Heart vision.
For additional information on this initiative,
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