Cosmo Zimik has trained over 5000 kids and over 2000 have been under privileged children and ‘At Risk Youth’ in Nampa, Idaho USA.
US based Kung Fu Master hailing from Ukhrul district Manipur, Cosmo Zimik will arrive in Mumbai from the USA on August 8 to release a documentary film on his life called ‘Life of A Dojo Master. The film will be released with Chitah Yajnesh Shetty in Mumbai on all digital platforms.
According to a press release, the film is based on “the life of Master Cosmo Zimik, a man born in the remote region of Northeast India, who made his way to the USA over twenty years ago. Master Cosmo Zimik started his martial arts career in Manipur, Northeast India, and has traveled the world teaching and training others”.
Cosmo Zimik currently resides in Idaho, USA where his dojo, Empty Hand Combat, teaches Burmese Thaing Bando to at-risk youth, youth, and young adults to become martial artists. He trains them to become warriors and helps the community. Chitah Yajnesh Shetty, founder of Chitah Jeet Kune Do Global Sports Federation, also conferred an 8th-degree black belt to Master Cosmo Zimik.
Master Cosmo Zimik has trained over 5000 kids and over 2000 have been under privileged children and ‘At Risk Youth’ in Nampa, Idaho USA.
These youth come from various backgrounds and some of them are homeless, staying in shelter homes with their mothers. Some children have parents who are drug users and have left them to be raised by grandparents, said the press release.
“Some are orphans who are looking for hope in life. He trains them in martial arts and gives them Free Uniforms, Boxing Gloves, and basic needs including shoes and clothing. He also helps them overcome life’s hardship and their real-life struggles (including anxiety and depression), by counseling and pointing them in the right direction through Martial Arts”, said the release.
Master Cosmo Zimik also received an award from the Mayor of Nampa City for ‘Making a Difference”, from the Elk Lodge for ‘Citizen of the Year 2022’ USA, and Idaho Channel 7 (NBC) Heroes for outstanding work in the community. He is the founder of Martial Arts Sports ministry, Athletes in Action (India) in 1995, Chief Instructor and Owner of Empty Hand Combat International LLC, Co-founder of Hong Kong Gospel Martial Arts 1999, 1st place in Power breaking at the 2003 Battle of LA (National Martial arts championship), Khru (Instructor) Muay Thai – Muay Thai Mission since 2009, 6th Degree Black Belt in Burmese Thaing Bando Martial Arts, 7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, International Technical Advisor – Chitah Jeet Kun Do, International Advisor Board Member – World Martial Arts School Federations.