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March 19, 2016

As Conor McGregor quite eloquently put it, “we are not here to take part, we are here to take over”, there is something profound in a statement like that.


It’s no secret the struggles the Palestinian people have had to endure. Yes, we have a vast number of our populati...

March 19, 2016

It still amazes me what kind of emotion the word 'Palestine' invokes in people. What are you all afraid of? Here we are trying to spread some love, build something sustainable for our children, trying to get a completely independent sports program off the ground, somet...

March 11, 2016

It's about time we galvanise our community to make the dream come true. On 16 March 2016, we will be launching our campaign to raise $200,000 USD to establish our first purpose built gym in Palestine. This won't be an easy task, but we know with your support, we can ma...

January 14, 2016

We managed to catch up with our brother Thabet Al Taher this week.


Thabet, originally Palestinian was born and raised in Jordan is a Brazilian Jiujitsu Black Belt residing between USA and Dubai, and this is what he had to say about his BJJ Journey;


"When I was a little...

January 10, 2016

 Photo Credits: Maxim Buzin


Abu Dhabi turned out in great numbers to show their support for Palestine MMA. With Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demonstrations, it was an opportunity for the public to get a taste of what we are all about, find out more about the benef...

January 6, 2016

The world of sport and martial arts is a close knit community, whether it's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Boxing or Judo, we all get together when needed to help make the world a better place.

Abu Dhabi's martial arts community will get together for an afternoon of fri...

January 1, 2014

Palestine MMA is looking ahead to a positive 2014 as we push forward with our efforts to establish a program that works to support the aspirations of Palestinian children regardless of their background or ability. Our aim has always been to establish something that is...

December 1, 2013

Sydney came out in force to welcome members of Palestine MMA and the Palestinian Olympic Team. Organised by Rise Global as part of the Australian-Palestinian Sports Sector exchange program, this was another step in building bridges between two peoples and sharing knowl...

November 30, 2013

Rise Global has signed on as a strategic partner to Palestine MMA. The agreement will see Rise Global provide strategic guidance and technical support services to ensure Palestine MMA is able to develop and deliver world class programs, products and services.


Rise Glob...

November 6, 2013

We cordially invite the Australian-Palestinian community to attend a social event to welcome members of the Palestinian Olympic team along with other members of the Palestinian Community Sports Sector.


When:             Tuesday, 12 November 2013...

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Founder and sports industry professional, Palestinian-Australian, born in Jerusalem and from the West Bank Village of Taybeh

Ishtar Al-Azzawi

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt and established international competitor, Abu Dhabi based, Iraqi heritage, UK raised and adopted as an honorary Palestinian by the team

Brian Partridge

Our Irish brother, a teacher by profession but also an established MMA fighter - integral part of our team, continues to inspire and provide invaluable support locally and internationally

Tamara Essayyad

International lawyer and professor by day, Boxer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt by night, passionate about Palestine and empowering women. Brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team

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Taybeh, Ramallah

West Bank, Palestine




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