Abid Bashir Soffi

With an intensive experience of over 10 years in the field of Journalism, Abid Soffi is one of the founding members of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Martial Arts (JKAUMA), which is an amalgam of various clubs and Associations (practicing different forms of martial art) and one of the fastest growing sports body in the state.

Mr Sofi, who has worked in all three journalistic mediums – print, electronic and web – during his decade-long journey has been associated with some of the best media houses around the world, including About.com, a division of the New York Times, Network18, NDTV and United News of India (UNI). Mr Sofi is a martial arts enthusiast, who has won various medals in different national martial arts events during his school and college years.

Under his leadership, JKAUMA has grown immensely in all fronts, including establishing training centre across Kashmir valley, MOUs with various schools for the promotion of martial arts in the state. Mr Sofi is considered to be an epitome of professionalism, knowledge who knows how to lead an organization to excellence.