The success of professional sporting events like the Indian T20 League, Kabaddi League and others has led others to take a jump into the foray. Toyam Industries, a sports marketing company has launched a Mixed Martial Arts-based reality show called the Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt.
The show will be hosted by Suniel Shetty, the shooting for which has already begun. Skyexch.net has been announced as the associate sponsor of the Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt show. The dates for the release of the show are not yet revealed.
Kumite, a Japanese word, that means ‘grappling hands’ is one of the three main sections of Karate training. The Kumite 1 League was developed as a sustainable youth development catalyst for change in India. The league in its official statement says, “Our mission is to unleash real-life superheroes who ignite the nation with hope, dream, inspiration and strength.”
An introductory event was held on 28 September 2018 at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) Dome in Mumbai. The legendary boxer Mike Tyson was present as the brand ambassador of the league where the late Bappi Lahiri composed a special jingle for the boxer.
In a new announcement, Toyam Industries has announced Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt, India’s first ever MMA Talent Hunt and Spots Reality Show. The show is soon going to be launched on MX Player in form of a Web Series. Sunil Shetty has been roped in as the host for the show and shooting has already begun.
Shetty tweeted, “So looking forward to this one guys”, on the day when shooting for the show began.
So looking forward to this one guys ?? https://t.co/MiCdqKiExS
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) June 22, 2022
Mohammed Ali Rajabali Budhwani, MD of Toyam Industries Limited said, “With an investment of over USD 1 Million, we are working day and night along with stalwarts like OneWay Films, Shaaz Media, EndemolShine India, MX Player, Suniel Shetty, Think Out of The Box & MMA 1 Federation to ensure that we create a brilliant property.”
“We have no doubts that we will be able to achieve our dream of popularizing MMA throughout the country and provide a platform, to deserving athletes, to showcase their talent. Suniel Shetty has been working actively to increase awareness about the sport in the country”, added Budhwani.