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Blackbelt Fitness

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Blackbelt Fitness started in 2009, with the aim of using the power of martial arts in two specific ways:

Helping make people fit, without them having to resort only to the gym. And to help people learn self defense, given the increasingly volatile and unsafe world we’re inhabiting.

Blackbelt Fitness encapsulates the knowledge and understanding of Ajay Ahluwalia and Deepak Uppal. With a combined experience of over fifty years in martial arts and weight training, Blackbelt Fitness promises you that you’ll never feel the same tired, overweight or underfit person ever again.

Unlock the secrets of feeling good and looking better. Get Blackbelt Fit today!


Ajay

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As a child, Ajay almost died from a severe relapse of jaundice. Weak for many years after, he would be used as target practice by other, stronger kids.

At the age of 12, he was introduced to Judo rather abruptly – and as he landed on his quite unpadded butt, painfully – when an older judoka cousin decided to volunteer Ajay to exhibit his growing skills before an appreciative cast of family.

The power of judo was amply – and surprisingly – brought home when Ajay’s attempt to return the throw was more than successful. It may be noted that said cousin’s smile vanished equally abruptly.

Ajay then proceeded to formally learn judo and strengthen his body at the Dojo of Sensei Rajiv Vats.

A few years, Bruce Lee films and a move to Chennai later, Ajay enrolled to learn Goju Ryu Karate with Master Faustin Nigli, later switching to the Shotokan style.

It was at roughly the same time that he discovered Charles Atlas and weight training.

The combination of martial arts and weight training continues to animate him; as do the mental and philosophical aspects of martial arts, and their application in everyday life.

Having been involved in streetfights, he actively shuns fights and competitions, concentrating instead on the mental and emotional aspects of martial arts and the interplay between them and the physical.

It was in 2000, in the process of setting up a gym, that Ajay met Deepak and started learning Taekwondo.

The gym finally didn’t happen; a Black Belt in Taekwondo and an enduring friendship with Deepak did.

Ajay continues to train people who are fervent about fitness, and in his constant pursuit for wider and deeper knowledge, is a certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist.

Additional learning and training in different forms of martial arts is a passion.

 

Black Belt 1st Dan, Shotokan Karate

Black Belt 1st Dan Taekwondo, WTF, Seoul, Korea

Advisor, Kukkiwon India Taekwondo Training Institute

Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist

CPR certified by the American Heart Association


Deepak

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1200 x 1200 deepakIt was 1987, while Deepak Uppal was ten years old, that he saw his first Bruce Lee film.

It was an immediate fascination.

After much searching, Deepak settled on learning Karate under Grand Master Happy Grover.

Much rigorous training later, at the age of 13 he gained the title of “the youngest black belt in India”. The honour of training the Delhi Police Commandos followed. As did many classes, tournaments and Gold Medals.

But Deepak soon wanted more and started training in Taekwondo, gaining his second Blackbelt at the age of 17 from WTF, Seoul, South Korea.

He is also a certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist.

 

Blackbelt 4thDan Karate

Blackbelt 4th Dan Taekwondo, WTF, Seoul, Korea.

Founder, Kukkiwon India Taekwondo Training Institute

 

Deepak achievements