Jordan’s reputation as a serious sporting hub will be boosted next week when Aqaba hosts a World Championship in the growing martial art of taekwonjitsu.
Under the patronage of Rami Wreikat, Minister of Youth, and with the support of Ayman Hazza' Majali, the tournament will attract the sport’s best athletes from Palestine, USA, Turkey, Australia, Bahrain, Morocco, Algeria, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, UAE, Britain as well as Jordan.
The tournament will be held from December 8-12.
The event, being held from December 8-12, aims to capitalise from the pleasant Aqaba with matches hosted outdoors in the Great Arab Revolution Square. Should there be any rain, the Handicapped Hall is on standby.
Nations are restricted to competing in five weights only, with exception to Jordan who are competing in all eight as host nation.
Jordan’s team will be drawn predominantly from clubs based in the south with one athlete each from Al Ajaleen Martial Arts Academy and Al Balqa' Academy.
Taekwonjitsu mixes the best of both ju jitsu and taekwondo into one unique sport which is governed by its own world body.