Day 4 of World Combat Games: Judo, Wrestling, Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, Kickboxing, Fencing
As Day 4 of the World Combat Games approaches on October 23, the spotlight will shine on Judo and Wrestling, followed by Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, Kickboxing, and Fencing. This edition of Riyadh 2023 features an unprecedented number of participants in 16 combat sports. All the action will unfold at the King Saud University Arena and Sports Hall from October 20-30.
JUDO – 23 OCTOBER – KSU 1
Judo, a popular martial art from Japan, involves throws and grappling techniques to subdue opponents. Riyadh 2023 will see mixed-gender teams competing from across the globe.
WRESTLING – 23-26 OCTOBER – KSU 5
Wrestling, one of the oldest forms of combat, includes disciplines like Grappling, Pankration, and Belt Wrestling, in addition to Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling. Over 300 elite athletes will vie for medals.
JU-JITSU + PARA JU-JITSU – 24-26 OCTOBER – KSU 1
Ju-Jitsu, originating in Japan, focuses on using an opponent's force against them. Athletes from five continents will compete in various disciplines.
AIKIDO + PARA AIKIDO – 24-25 OCTOBER – KSU 3
Aikido, a non-violent martial art, emphasizes self-improvement. It will feature athletes from around the world.
KICKBOXING – 25-27 OCTOBER – KSU 2
Kickboxing, known for explosive kicks and punches, spans seven disciplines across two categories and promotes healthy lifestyles.
FENCING – 25-27 OCTOBER – KSU 4
Fencing, a combat sport, includes foil, épée, and sabre disciplines, with over 100 athletes set to compete.
Part III will delve into Armwrestling, Taekwondo, Savate, Muaythai, and Kendo. (Link to Part I on Karate, Boxing, Sambo, Sumo, and Wushu)