Sijo Abdul Mutakabbir/SWAM Academy of Modern Martial Arts
Sijo Abdul Mutakabbir is the Founder and Director of the SWAM Academy of Modern Martial Arts. SWAM is an acronym that means (among other things) Strong Wise Achieving Minds. The strength spoken of (the S of SWAM) is not just physical strength. It is, primarily, the strength required to protect oneself against negative and corrupting thoughts. Wisdom (the W of SWAM) is the ability to gather and properly use the information which ultimately supplies the ingredients necessary for all rewarding accomplishments. Achievement, (the A in SWAM) can only be gained when one is alert and actively seeking positive avenues for their life. Finally, these principles are housed within the greatest gift from God, our Minds (the M in SWAM). Minds that, when properly directed, can break through all barriers.
SWAM is a program which is currently changing lives in the inner cities of New York and Atlanta through martial arts, spiritual and psychological training and development. SWAM is family oriented and a drug preventive program. SWAM has documented cases of changing drug dealers into positive community leaders and family supporters. Within the past 25 years, SWAM has been successful in teaching many men, women and children how to build their self esteem, self respect and responsibility towards themselves, their families, and the community. Through SWAM’s hard work and endurance, those communities became more positive as a whole.
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