Mumbai | 24th January 2020: imd1 – I Am The 1, the co-curricular hub by Aidia Technovations has onboarded world-renowned Martial Arts Champion Vivek Teja as a Legend for Martial Arts courses.

Vivek Teja

Vivek Teja is an internationally acclaimed Martial Artist and the first Indian to have acquired expertise in eight martial art styles of the world. He has participated in over 20 international championships and won 60 medals including 27 Gold, 17 Silver and 16
Bronze medals in International, National and State level tournaments. He is 6th Degree Black Belt (RokuDan) and has been presented International Referee Certificate by WUKO International Referee Council, India. He is also a 2 times USA Open Gold Medallist in 2018 and 2019 and Silver Medallist at WGKF World Karate Championship. He has represented India in 2018 CommonWealth Karate Championship at Durban, South Africa and is aiming
for Olympic Gold medal in Karate at Tokyo Olympics, 2020. Vivek Teja was born and brought up in Nalgonda, Telangana, where he developed his interest in learning martial arts. He has invested his entire life in learning Karate, MMA, Kick Boxing, Boxing, Kalaripayattu, Silambam, Taekwondo, Muay Thai and many other styles. Vivek Teja has also trained some well-known celebrities of the film industry. He has conducted many Self Defense Workshops and trained more than 19,000 women and girls in Self Defense techniques globally. He also runs Human Weapon academy for martial arts training and specialisation in 11 countries including India, USA, Australia, Dubai, Japan, Malaysia amongst others.

imd1 – I Am The 1 offers result oriented international level standardized courses in Music, Art, Dance & Sports (MADS), which are endorsed by legends of respective co-curricular. Vivek Teja shall be the legend for Martial Arts courses for school kids, adults, corporates, women specific, etc., addressing its need across India.

Talking about his association with imd1, Vivek Teja said, “I am excited and look forward to an enriching experience with imd1. I have always wanted to share my knowledge that I have collected over the years with the youth and kids of my country. More than learning, learning right is very important and imd1 exactly works on this model. When imd1 approached me to be their Martial Arts Legend, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands, as it was the best way of spreading my knowledge in the right manner. I loved the way imd1 plans introducing Martial Arts to all age groups and with traditional Guru parampara which is key to any form of Martial Art. I am wholeheartedly looking forward to doing some great work with imd1 for the benefit of the society”

Jigish Sonagara
Jigish Sonagara

Welcoming Vivek Teja, Jigish Sonagara, founder of Aidia Technovations said, “imd1 is happy and proud to on-board World Champion Vivek Teja as a Legend for Martial Arts. Vivek Teja has experience and knowledge in not only one but many martial art styles and together we plan to weave his knowledge in our courses and work towards our motto of “Jo Bhi Sikhe, Sahi Sikhe” from the right age.

We are excited about the fact that our Martial Art courses will not only benefit kids but also young girls and women from a self defense point of view.

imd1 has already on-boarded other legends for its course and related offerings like VVS Laxman (Cricket), celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani (Photography), India’s fastest skater Nikhilesh Tabhane (Skating), Padma Shri Tilak Gitai (Art) and renowned dance artist & choreographer Sumeet Nagdev. imd1 has also collaborated with the winner troupe of World of Dance – ‘Kings United’.

Aidia Technovations is Mumbai and Pune based start-up working on technology enabled innovations. Aidia’s imd1 is a co-curricular hub for MADS (Music, Art, Dance and Sports) learning and beyond. imd1 uses the power of digital to solve the problems of brick & mortar businesses in MADS and helping the industry to overcome its limitations. Company operates India’s biggest co-curricular hub for MADS service and product providers, offers standardized courses for schools and after schools, MADS specific Social Media and covers stories of achievers who can proudly say “I Am The 1” including that of Padma Shri, Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award winners and others. All these are available through its website www.imd1.co and android app imd1.

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