7th Arab Kickboxing Championship Takes Place in Agadir, Morocco

7th Arab Kickboxing Championship

7th Arab Kickboxing Championship

Royal Moroccan Federation of Kick-Boxing is organized the 7th edition of the Arab championship of kickboxing between 12 – 19 May 2014 in the city of Agadir under the high patronage of  King Mohammed VI .

This edition, under the auspices of the Arab Union of kickboxing and the Moroccan National Olympic Committee , brought sixteen countries together that are: Tunisia, Palestine, Algeria , Sudan , Egypt, Lebanon , Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia , Yemen, Iraq in addition to Morocco .

Morocco was be represented in this competition, initiated in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports , the province of the Souss -Massa -Draa region, prefecture Idouantanane , the council of the region and the league Souss Massa Draa by 28 athletes who will compete in full contact events (12 men, 3 women) , semi contact (3 men, 2 women) and Low -Kick (5 men, 3 women). A total of 28 weight classes are scheduled for this edition: 12 full contact men, 3 women in full contact , kickboxing 5 men, 3 women kickboxing , 3 semi- contact, and 2 semi contact ladies.

The competitions were held in 3 styles (Full Contact, Low Kick and Point Fighting) in men and women divisions in Inbiâat sport hall where WAKO held in 2005 the WAKO World Championships.

WAKO delegation Nasser Nassiri Vice President of WAKO (IF) , President of WAKO Asia, and Salim Kayıcı, Vice President of WAKO Europe, WAKO (IF) Board members, and Driss El Hilali WAKO (IF) Board member were present during this prestigious competition. Mr Driss El Hilali was also in charge of all technical issue and was acting as technical delegate during the competitions.

A total of fifteen international referees/Judges were among the official referees/judges and  took part in this competition, initiated in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the province of the Souss-Massa-Draa region, prefecture Agadir Idaoutanane the council of the area, the urban district of Agadir and the Souss-Massa Draa League.

The delegation of Royal Morocco Federation of full, light et semi-contact, kick-boxing, K1, forms, savate and disciplines associated took the first place of the competition by gaining 12 Gold medals. Jordan delegation 5 gold medals, Palestine, Libya and Iraq each 1 gold medal.

At the Arabian Kickboxing Union meeting held in Agadir, the Arab Union of kickboxing has decided to grant to Libyan Kickboxing Federation the organization of the 8th edition of the Arabian Kickboxing Championship in 2015.

The closing ceremony organized by Royal Morocco Federation of full, light et semi-contact, kick-boxing, K1, forms, savate and disciplines associateditwas marked byan exchangeof gifts betweenrepresentatives of the variousdelegations, as well as tributes tomany official government personalities.

Mr. Abudl Karim El Hilali, President of Royal Morocco Federation of full, light et semi-contact, kick-boxing, K1, forms, savate and disciplines associated commented: The competitions were in very high technical level which confirm the progress of our union and its athletes.

Mr. Abudl Karim El Hilali added: I use this opportunity to thanks Nasser Nassiri, WAKO Vice President, President of WAKO Asia, Mr. Salim Kayıcı for their presence and collaboration during the competitions.

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