Among the rich tapestries of Dagestan’s martial arts culture, there is a school that inspires young generations to think, not just fight. Welcome to “Five Directions of the World” – a place often known as the “Shaolin of Dagestan”.

In the latest episode of the RT Sport series ‘Dagestan: Land of Warriors’ we take you behind the scenes of the school that was founded in Khalimbekaul more than two decades ago by the respected karate practitioner Gusein Magomaev and his wife Olga.

Magomaev gives a glimpse into the way students get a solid foundation in the martial arts, but also a complete curriculum to ensure the development of round individuals.

It’s an approach promoted by UFC fighters Muslim Salikhov and Zabit Magomedsharipov – both of whom are featured below to share their experiences at school.

You can watch the full episode of ‘The Shaolin of Dagestan’ below or in the video embedded at the top of the page.

The other episodes of the series “Dagestan: Land of Warriors” are available on our YouTube page.

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