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Adam Ali

Jimmy El-Turk and Adam AliJimmy El-Turk and Adam Ali are master's students in kinesiology and have explored the impact mixed martial arts are having on the community.

Mixed martial arts an untapped field for kinesiology researchers

While mixed martial arts have grown rapidly in North America, research on the sport is still lacking, leaving a great deal of uncharted territory for young academics like Jimmy El-Turk and Adam Ali to navigate.

Both master’s students in the university’s kinesiology department, El-Turk and Ali have conducted qualitative research on the legacy that hosting MMA events in Windsor will have on the community, the likelihood for the sport’s survival and the motivations of women who participate in the sport.