Turkey is the destination for Jordan’s top Muaythai fighters who will be competing in the Turkey Open from November 29-December 3.
The event is being organised by both the Turkey Muaythai Federation and International Federation of Muaythai (IFMA) with Jordan’s team including Ibrahim Al Ataya (71kg), Yahyia Al Sharay'a (86kg), Ahmad Al Desi (60kg), Mohammad Al Halawani (75kg), and Rawan Abdulhadi (51kg) in the women’s.
The Federation is aiming to provide more international opportunities for their fighters in order for them to compete more regularly at the highest level.
“We are building a strong team that can compete at the highest level,” said Yasser Abu Safyeh, who is coaching the team with Ibrahim Al Jaiwsi.
“This tournament will have top fighters from 25 Asian and European countries, so provides an excellent test for us.” In their last international team outing in September, Jordan Muaythai won silver at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games through Mohammad Al Barri.