Status: Former ONE Athlete
Proudly representing India is multiple-time National Wushu and Karate Champion Himanshu Kaushik. His martial arts journey began with karate, where he earned a brown belt and became the best in the country by winning a national tournament. He then transitioned to wushu at the urging of his older brother and began training under famed Wushu World Champion Santosh Kumar.
Kaushik would take the wushu scene by storm as well, and he won gold at the national wushu championships in three different weight categories. Drawn by the bright lights of the Super Fight League, Kaushik then decided to compete in mixed martial arts and soon racked up a sparkling 4-0 record competing in India.
These successes are a far cry from Kaushik’s early days, where he grew up in a Delhi suburb as a troublemaker who did poorly in school. The feisty youth frequently got into fights and preferred playing gully cricket to paying attention to his studies. Martial arts changed all of that and made him into the disciplined elite athlete he is today. Now that he is on the global stage of ONE Championship, Kaushik is giving it his all, sacrificing time with his family and friends, even quitting his job to dedicate all his time to training.