28 April, 2007

Bahrain's First Open Taekwondo Tournament


Bahrain is enjoying it's first Open Taekwondo Tournament (BMAA website). It opened the day before yesterday and had it's children & women competitions yesterday. Today is the men's competitions.
I used to do TKD with Aldoy's club. Obviously I stopped at a Redbelt, but I try to follow up on the club's news and participations.
The tournament lists 400 players which isn't a small feat. Countries I saw were Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran& Iraq.
The Irani team is always tough so it'll be intresting to see them. I heard rumors about the Iraqi team enrolling players older than what they declared them to be. I am not sure but I did see one player get disqualified, and they do look a bit taller then the rest of the kids.
Now Aldoy's TKD is famous for being tough competitors. They have a solid Women team, and the fact that they got most of the women medals isn't surprising really. The first day results can be found here in Arabic. I'm off to see the rest of the clashes today, if you have the time, drop by the Umm Alhasam sports dome just off Adliya.

Pictures, top to bottom:

1-Part of the women matches
2-Part of the kid matches
3-Sabumnim Aldoy taking to the ref. between rounds
4-The Doy Girls team
5-Salman Yousef, Doy's team Black belt

9 comments:

Mitmallel said...

Only if I have continued with my training..

Manaf Almuhandis said...

what's stopping you? since you are "Mitmallel" it would be fun!

Anonymous said...

the hoi jeon moo sool world tournament will be held at bahrain in november this year too :D

Manaf Almuhandis said...

I'm not a huge fan of Hoi Joon Moo Sool, but I'm love to attend, especially if it had sparring contests. When will it be held?

Mitmallel said...

It's because I'm no longer in bahrain :) and I stopped since 2000 so it's around 6 years :D

Mitmallel said...

It's because I'm no longer in bahrain :) and I stopped since 2000 so it's around 6 years :D

Manaf Almuhandis said...

Even if it was 20 years, Taekwondo is like riding a bike, you'll never forget how to do the kicks because its implanted in your brain. Just get your fitness back up.
Find a local TKD club and join, worst case is just start running and stretchig and do your training alone. 30 minutes a day would be enough for your skills to not dull. Try that and tell me how it goes.

MooDy said...

Good to see Salman Asadeeeeh still playing ...

good blog ...
keep it up brutha !

Manaf Almuhandis said...

hello moody
My blog isnt as intresting as yours, but thanks. Keep coming back.