This week the Motivated Martial Artists Jackson White and Gavin Cook talk to 5x Guiness world record holder, 2019 Hall of Famer, Martial arts expert, teacher and choreographer Chirag Lukha.
🥇16 X Martial Arts world Champion
🏆 9 X world Record Holder
🎭 Theatre & Film Fight Director
🥋 Martial Arts Expert
📚 3 X #1 Bestselling author
Martial arts expert, teacher and choreographer Chirag Lukha has accomplished many feats in the sport. In 2019 itself he won a staggering fifty-four titles, including 38 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze in the UK. More importantly, he had clinched 5 European and 8 World gold medals in 2019. Chirag Lukha first claimed 3 gold medals at the WMO European Championships that took place in Nuneaton on May 12, 2019. He bagged another 2 gold medals during the WKC European Championships held in Manchester on July 14, 2019.
For Chirag Lukha, his gold world titles came across 3 championships (WMF: Birmingham, WKC: Manchester, WMO: Blackpool) between October 20 to November 7, 2019. He has many other achievements to his name, that includes being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.
Chirag Lukha who was born in Leicester England, on August 9, 1990, is the founder of LIONS martial arts school. He teaches martial arts and self-defence, empowering young people.
What would you say to kids who are scared about joining martial arts?
Much of the time, we are apprehensive to try something new because of the fear of the unknown. We don’t know what to expect or what will be expected of us but 80% of success is just showing up.
I remember in my first lesson I was so nervous that I didn’t even speak to anybody. We have all been there, I am sure, when we start something new and feel like everybody else will be smarter, stronger or in some way more superior. Or we feel that we may be judged harshly because we are not good enough. The truth is that everyone starts out the same and is therefore supportive and welcoming.
In a good and supportive school there will be no ego’s and the people who start as your training partners will eventually feel like your friends and family.
The great thing about martial arts is, it takes you on a journey from where you are to where you need to be. To get started you don’t need to be able to do highflying kicks like Jackie Chan or punch with lighting speed like Bruce Lee. All you have to do is, turn up.
My advice would be, just take step one and turn up. The rest of the steps will be made far easier with the support of peers who are on the same journey.
New Experiences are like walking on fire the first step is the hardest but as soon as you have taken the first step the rest just fall into place straight after.
Chirag Lukha always aims high, as there are many more big achievements to come from him. After all Chirag Lukha is a glowing symbol of hope.