When he was in the school, Shyamanand was bullied by other students. There was nobody to support him and he had to fight all by himself. Even though he was an athlete who used to compete in races, the bullying-experiences taught him one important thing – he had to become a strong fighter in order to survive in this society! The realization, and the love for combat sports prompted him to become an Mixed Martial Arts fighter who smashes away all the hurdles in life. That became his biggest bucket list item in the life.
By the time he finished his schooling, Shyamanand had already decided his career. He was all set to become an MMA fighter. Even though his parents and friends forced him to take up a ‘normal’ job which suits the Indian standards, his decision was unchangeable. He wanted to follow his heart to live a life filled with pride and respect.
Shyamanand wanted to study in a reputed college which gives Mixed Martial Arts training. With that objective in mind, he came to Bangalore from Bihar. But by the time he reached Bangalore, the admission process in the colleges was almost concluding. Moreover, he couldn’t find any sports-based college there. And so, he went to Patna and joined for Arts in a college.
The Match of Enlightenment
Along with the studies, he started his training also. Two months after he started the training, Shyamanand went to attend an inter college boxing championship. His fight was with an experienced national level player, and unfortunately, Shyamanand was defeated in an extremely unpleasant way. That match was like an enlightenment for him. He started training more aggressively and passionately.
More Matches and Hard Training
After 2 years of training in Patna, he attended the trials for Wushu championship and got selected. He participated in the championship and advanced to three rounds. By the time he finished the Wushu championship, he realized that he needed more advanced training. So, he went to Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi looking for better training. And finally, he joined in Indian Combat Sports Academy in Bangalore.
“When you start something new, you will definitely fail at some point. But, if you really want to achieve it, be determined and keep on doing it. You may fail, but will achieve it one day.”
He never quit his training. Shyamanand kept on practicing aggressively, which eventually made him strong – both physically and mentally. He always believed that the hard work and dedication one put into will find the result one day. He continued participating in more championships and was gaining good results.
In the last March, Shyamanand was supposed to participate in the Jiu Jitsu National championship. Around 20 days before the championship, while was practicing, his finger got twisted. The injury was diagnosed as ligament fracture and doctor advised him not to move the hand. He came back with the taped hand and the very next day he removed the tape and started practicing again.
Practice with the injured finger was tough. But his focus was only on the championship title, and it helped him to go further. After intense practice, he participated in the championship and came back as the champion!
“If you want to achieve something, keep your focus on it and keep working hard with unbreakable determination, will power, courage and self-confident. You WILL achieve it.”
His other bucket lists are to become World Champion in MMA and Kick Boxing. With a keen focus on his bucket lists, he is very much sure about accomplishing them.