Sooraj Pancholi opened a martial arts centre in Mumbai in 2013, and is planning to open two more in Chandigarh.
Although Pancholi opened up his very first centre at the age of 23, the actor said his age has got nothing to do with the centres. He told DNA India, “I think age has nothing to do with fitness and health, because I have knowledge about both, and can impart that to people, who don’t. It’s a fitness centre primarily and martial arts are a part of it, but that’s not all of it. I opened a fitness centre in Bandra and this is the fourth year that the martial arts classes have been going on for. There are three classes (called Tribal Combat) in Mumbai — one each in Bandra, Juhu and Vile Parle. It was basically Taekwondo at first, but now we have three martial arts trainers and combined all the martial arts together and are teaching mixed martial arts (MMA).
We must say that this is most certainly an inspiring move by the actor of the new generation, more power to him.