Wushu sanda or mixed martial arts is one of the world’s most dangerous sports, and if you’re part of this discipline, it means that you had a lot of guts and courage, and you exhibit hard work during training and competition.
Asher B. Rifani, a young lad from Baguio City, is one prime example of a person who dedicated his time to wushu sanda and showed everyone what it takes to be in this sport.
Asher, who was born on Sept. 14, 2000, is a 5-foot-7 wushu sanda warrior. He is now studying as a 2nd year college at the University of the Cordilleras.
He started his interest in wushu when he was just three when his mom competed in the Asian Games. Asher played for the BBEAL (Baguio-BenguetEducational Athletic League) wushu sanda competition.
“In this sport, you have to have a good mind, good heart, and prepared body. You should also train hard,” said the young athlete from Baguio.
In 2017, he won a bronze medal at the Palarong Pambansa 48 kgs. division and in 2018 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, he won the gold medal for wushu sanda 52 kg. division.
His advice to those youngsters who would also like to be in this kind of sports, “Train hard and learn discipline. Put your boastfulness in the ring and not outside the ring.”
Asher’s big dream is to clock a good record in martial arts and finish his studies.