It is our duty at ARABSMMA to recognize the selfless acts of some individuals dedicated to giving other individuals a chance.
For those of you who don’t know the neighborhood called Dekwanneh in Lebanon, it is a neighborhood plagued by demons. Luckily enough, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, out of pure benevolence, the municipality of Dekwanneh has undertaken a new strategy to fight for the future of their youth, and this strategy is healthy living through MMA.
The municipality was kind enough to equip a new local team of MMA amateurs, with not only morale support and motivation, but mats and a wide array of fighting/training gear. This team of “new” fighters is led by renowned coach and fighter, Samer Chidiac, who in turn is a member of the notorious Tristar Gym Lebanon.
We at ARABSMMA would like to proclaim this event as a victory for our way of life, since it is recognition of the discipline MMA instills in its partakers as well as recognition for the various benefits generated from MMA.
We salute the Dekwanneh municipality, and in the words of the late great John F. Kennedy: