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Grandmaster Mehdi Zand on the finest cover of International Martial Art Times Magazine

International Martial Arts Time Magazine in collaboration with MAA-I have decided to feature Grandmaster Zand on the cover of this month’s issue. This is the second time that they have given him the honour of standing alone on the front of this highly prestigious martial arts magazine. Within the magazine is a seven page exclusive interview which covers various topics such as his creation; the art of Sefshin; his blindfolded swordsmanship; information on his background, and how his book, The Exordium is his source of inspiration. With over 52,000 copies, this issue has been published and distributed to over 125 [...]

By | 2017-08-29T22:12:16+01:00 August 29th, 2017|Magazine Publication|0 Comments

Mehdi Zand on the cover of Sport Observer (Pakistan’s largest circulated martial arts/sports magazine)

This year has been a great success so far for Grandmaster Mehdi Zand, first being featured on the cover of Combat and now, in June, he is the cover star for Sport Observer. He has quickly become an important name in the martial arts community, and another honour such as this has indeed cemented his legacy. Sport Observer has published a three page article in Urdu, and as a gesture of support, they have generously included three pages in the English language for his international supporters. Mehdi Zand uses this opportunity to thank Sport Observer, including the editor and the [...]

By | 2017-08-29T21:58:34+01:00 August 29th, 2017|Magazine Publication|0 Comments

Another Honour for Grandmaster Mehdi Zand On the back cover of the Martial Arts World Book Vol. 5

The Martial Arts World Book is a successful publication dedicated to highlighting masters and grandmasters, professional martial artists and also those involved in the martial arts community. It features a variety of martial arts systems and their backgrounds, including their masters and instructors. This issue is published worldwide with over 80,000 copies in circulation, distributed in countries such as Japan, USA, Thailand, China, India, Pakistan and many more. It is a great honour that the pictures of Grandmaster Mehdi Zand are featured both on the front and back cover of the latest issue, as well as an article within the [...]

By | 2017-08-29T21:54:10+01:00 August 29th, 2017|Magazine Publication|0 Comments

June/July 2014 – GM Mehdi Zand Front Cover Title and Interview with MATM

Due to the popularity of GM Mehdi Zand, the Chief Editor of MATM has announced that they have released the largest amount of copies for one single issue in their history. Reaching an all-time high, the June/July issue is circulating the globe with 93,000 copies. Thousands of copies were pre-sold before the issue had even been finalised; it is clear that people were eager to get their hands on MATM and read the new interview with Grandmaster Mehdi Zand. People from countries such as Iran, USA, Korea, Japan, Thailand and many more had subscribed to this unique magazine. In this [...]

By | 2017-08-29T21:51:15+01:00 August 29th, 2017|Magazine Publication|0 Comments

Sydney, Australia – Taekwondo Links Magazine presents Grandmaster Mehdi Zand with Man of the Year Award

Before the end of a brilliant year for Sefshin, Grandmaster Mehdi Zand was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2013 with the elite title of ‘Man of the Year’ by Taekwondo Links Magazine (with co-operation of World Martial Arts Alliance Australia). This was presented to him for his efforts and great martial arts skill in developing, teaching, and his unselfish contribution of time propagating the martial arts worldwide. Sefshin International Federation thanks Taekwondo Links Magazine for their continuous support to the martial arts worldwide, and towards Grandmaster Mehdi Zand. Please select the image relating to this article [...]

By | 2017-08-29T21:42:48+01:00 August 29th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

BBC Interview with Master Mehdi Zand

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Master Mehdi Zand spoke about his recent exhibition and the philosophy behind his martial art. This interview was broadcasted in the entire Middle East and this is the Transliteration of the actual interview. Reporter: Not long ago I entered into one of the martial art clubs in London and I was introduced to a fairly new system. From what I understand the difference between this system and other styles is beside the physical aspect it greatly concentrates on mind power and the influence of suggestion. Mehdi Zand is the Master in this specific [...]

By | 2017-08-05T20:26:54+01:00 August 5th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

AFN Farsi International Television Network

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Television programme analysing Mehdi Zand and his philosophy and the Exordium; The Emergence of the Gods. The following is a transcript of Dr Ali Reza Nourizadeh's Television Programme Regarding the Exordium, The Emergence of the Gods. Dr Ali Reza Nourizadeh is a political analyst for AFN TV Satellite Channel and many other television channels. This programme review of Master Mehdi Zand and his book The Exordium; The Emergence of the Gods was broadcast on the 20th of September 2004. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]You can read the full transcript below in both English and Farsi.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="English Transcript" tab_id="1501968452731-7678fcc0-92be"][vc_column_text]In the opportunities that I have had, [...]

By | 2017-08-05T20:26:54+01:00 August 5th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

Grandmaster Mehdi Zand on the front cover of Taekwondo Links Magazine – Australia (Exclusive Interview)

2015 is off to a great start, with another major success. Australia’s very own Taekwondo Links International Magazine has featured Grandmaster Mehdi Zand on the front cover, as well as an exclusive 6 page interview. TLM is a worldwide magazine, with issues distributed in countries such as Korea, Japan, Indonesia, USA, Australia, New Zealand and many more, including their international airports. This February issue is another opportunity to learn more about the founder of Sefshin, as the interview covers a range of topics from Grandmaster Zand’s background; how and when he first came to learn martial arts and its difficulties, [...]

By | 2017-07-09T00:03:44+01:00 July 9th, 2017|Magazine Publication|0 Comments