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The Journey Back - MMA To Akhada - Episode 1 | 101 Roots

MMA fighter Yadvinder Singh takes his crew back to his childhood akhada.

Yadvinder 'The Beast' Singh is one of India's top Mixed Martial Arts fighters. Known for his relentless energy levels and never-say-die attitude, Yad's coach calls him 'the life of the group'. Coach Jitendra 'Vicky' Khare and teammates Chaitanya 'Dangerous' Gavali and Andrew Canday were finally always intrigued by Yad's stories about his childhood in the local akhada. Finally, they've been given the chance to journey back to Yad's village and pit themselves against the best the local akhada has to offer. 

Roots is a journey back, a journey to discover the origins of our crafts, traditions, heritage and even our selves. Who we are and what we do are reflections of where we come from — and where we might be headed.