Ostad (Grand Master) Ali Babri's martial arts career began
at the age of five in the Port of
Anzali, with the practice of swimming ,Boxing ,Wrestling . Due to the fact that
many members of the Iranian National Boxing Team were from Port Anzali, Ostad
Ali had the opportunity to learn firsthand from some of the best at the yong
Later in life Ostad Babri began the ancient art
of Pahlivanee, (Zoor-Khaneh) which was the traditional Iranian form of Mixed
Martial Arts (Wrestling) and art of weaponry, which dates back 7000 years. This
form of Wrestling is now known as Free Style wrestling.
During his teenage years, upon moving to the capital city of
Tehran Ostad Babri began his career in Boxing and Judo in the Ararat Sport
Complex. Ostad Babri gained interest in the art of Judo, and commenced in the
school of Judo/Jujitsu . What began, as sheer interest in the humble art of
Judo became a life altering experience? In the same year Ostad Babri also
joined the art of Toa now known az
KongFo . At the beginning of the revolution Ostad Babri had limited his
involvement and was only practicing Judo and Boxing karateh . But he did not
give up his love for wrestling. Therefore Ostad Babri often competed in
wresting competitions. He later on became the substitute for the Iranian
Capital Team of Champion Wrestling.
When the war betwin I.R.IRAN & Sadam Army began Ostad Babri like every other Iranian
Yong Male citizen had a duty and that was to join the Special Forces and defend
the Islamic Republic of Iran. Eventually he became the instructor of
self-defense and army style combat in the military. He continued in this path
for two years, until he was wounded in battle. After recovering from injury
Ostad Babri returned to Tehran and re-joined in Boxing & JUDO .
While continuing his Judo career Ostad Babri began to also
formally practice Karate. Eventually he became the Iranian Judo National Team’s
substitute. This was his ticket for pursuing his passion in martial arts.
When Ostad Babri moved to Montréal Canada, he began practice
Judo with the best in Canada the Snow down Dojo(Olympics Stadium) and the
Graemize Olympic stadium. When he moved to Ottawa, Ontario he joined the Beaver
Boxing Club, which is one of the oldest boxing clubs in Canada. He later moved
to Langley British Columbia where he returned to the art of Judo/Jujitsu in the
Langley Judo & Hapkido Club.
When Ostad Babri moved to Victoria, British Columbia he
enrolled in Aikido, but soon pulled out, because he felt that it was not a
competitive sport. Upon leaving Aikido he enrolled in Kickboxing and began
teaching BJJujitsu/MMA at various clubs.
Until this day Ostad Babri has competed in different
varieties of Wrestling, Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Modified Pancration, Mixed
Martial Arts, and No-Hold Bars (MMA) championships. Today Ostad Babri is the
CEO of WMMA . With 45 years of experience in over 15 different styles of
martial arts Ostad Babri has acquired a few titles under his name and continues
to travel across Europe, Asia and North America ,Africa to spread the Art of
Full Contact Brazilian Jujitsu & Mixed Martial Arts(MMA)!
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