Kuwait performance lauded
BEIRUT, Sept 9, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Kyokushin-Kan Karate team won two goal medals at the “Saida Fight Night 3: the Revenge” championship in Lebanon late Saturday.
Speaking to KUNA, head of the Kuwaiti delegation Hassan Al-Kanderi said that Kuwaiti Karatekas Dhari Al-Enizi and Omar Saeed won their respective bouts against Lebanon’s Mustafa Al-Misi and Ali Baderuddin.
He added that the Kuwaiti team had consisted of eight Karatekas who took part in the professional fighting tournament, which included full-contact Karate knockdown action and bone-crushing Muay Thai kickboxing.
The format of the tournament pits two fighters against each other for glory and recognition.
On his part, event organizer Omar Maghrebi lauded the performance of the Kuwaiti team in the third edition of the tournament, which witnessed the participation of 54 fighters from Kuwait, Germany, France, Turkey, Greece, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. Some 27 bouts were held during the evening.
The Saida Fight Night is a collaboration among the Lebanese Muay Thai and Kyokushin organizations and other bodies.
Kyokushin is a full contact Karate style made famous by Korean-Japanese Marital Artist Masutatus Oyama in the 1960s. Kyokushin is Japanese for “ultimate truth”.