The 5th Arab Clubs Karate ‘tourney’ set for Thursday

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: The Fifth Arab Clubs Karate Championship (men and women) will kick off on Thursday with a large Arab participation of 150 players representing 17 clubs from 8 countries, and the clubs are: Yarmouk Kuwait, Youth, Burgan, Al-Fatah (Kuwait), Sharjah, Sharjah for Women, Shabab Al-Ahly, Ittihad Kalba (UAE), Al-Nasr (Saudi Arabia), Al-Wahda (Yemen), Umm Qasr, Al-Baladiya, Ittihad Al-Basra (Iraq), Police (Syria), Shabab Al-Buraiki (Algeria) and Beit Lahia (Palestine).

Participants pose for the camera after training session

The championship competitions include individual kata (men and women) and team kata (men and women), and their competitions will be held on Thursday, while the group fighting competitions (men and women) will be held on Friday, followed by the closing ceremony of the tournament. For his part, the General Coordinator of the Fifth Arab Clubs Karate Championship, Mohammed Al-Qattan, welcomed the Kuwaiti guests participating in the tournament in their second country, wishing them a pleasant stay.

He said, “The Yarmouk Club is hosting this tournament, in light of the great development witnessed by the club’s karate game, in addition to the high capabilities that Yarmouk has to host this Arab event.” And he continued, the Supreme Organizing Committee of the championship, headed by the club president Ahmed Al-Jarki and all the working committees. Al-Qattan added: We are happy with this organization, and I expect the championship to witness a great technical level in light of the participation of clubs with international professionals in this game.

Some of the teams holding training session

And about the guests of the tournament, Al-Qattan explained that the Arab Karate Clubs Championship, in its fifth edition, will witness a distinguished presence from the leaders of the game at the Arab level, including the President of the Saudi Arab Karate Federation, Dr. Participation in the tournament. Al-Qattan concluded his speech, wishing success to the teams and players participating in the Arab Karate Clubs Championship, and that it is one of the reasons for the development of the game in the Arab world, which will reflect positively on the level of players as well as national teams in the future.

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