Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation is a sports federation which was
established in 1987 is affiliated to the World Tong-IL Moo-Do
federations’ main activities are training martial arts and
organizing local and international tournaments and
Kenya was the first
country to start training Tong-IL Moo-Do in Africa and is the
continental headquarters of the sport.
chairman, Clarence Mwakio said in 2013 the federation was
awarded accreditation by the World Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation to
start an international tournament in the city of Mombasa Kenya.
The event was given
a World Championship status and hence its name Mombasa Open
Tong-IL Moo-Do International Martial Arts Championship.
to the event are drawn from all over the world.
It is the only event
of its kind in the World Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation international
events calendar which if formulated to market a city as a
destination by using its name.
So far the
federation has hosted five successful editions of this
tournament drawing participants from various countries of the
Kenya Tong-IL Moo-Do
Federation will be holding the 5th edition of the
Mombasa Open Tong-IL Moo-Do International Martial Arts
Championship in 2017 and it was very successful.
Mwakio said the
Kenya Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation shall hold the 6th
edition of the Mombasa Open Tong-IL Moo-Do International Martial
Arts Championship – 2018 from 2nd to 11th
September in Mombasa City.
The main competition
shall be held on 8th and 9th September at
the Aga Khan Academy - Mombasa Multi-Purpose Hall.
The Mombasa Open
Tong-IL Moo-Do International Martial Arts Championship is the
first martial arts program of its kind in Africa.
The tournament is
meant to bring together participants from across the globe
together in Mombasa for ten days to take part in training
martial arts and learning character education, compete against
martial artists from all styles, participate in voluntary
service to our communities, tour our beautiful historical sites
and see our exotic wildlife through the Safari experience.
The competition is
open to Tong-IL Moo-Do the host, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo,
Kung-fu, Aikido, Jiu-jitsu, Ninjutsu, Hapkido, Capoeira,
Japanese Kendo and Wushu.
committee has invited martial artists from all continents
receiving very positive response.
So far over 25
nations have confirmed participation.
Some of the
countries are;- Thailand, United States of America, United
Kingdom, Paraguay, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Nepal, the
Philippines, South Korea, Tanzania, Japan, Republic of the Congo
, Uganda, South Africa, Netherlands, Benin, Iran, Germany, Mali,
Zambia, Burkina Faso, Argentina, Turkey and Kenya.
The event is
sponsored by the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage, World
Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation, Texas Alarms, Toptime Shop, Regional
Logistics Centre Ltd.,Divart, Smartlook Media, Severin Sea
Lodge, MME and Fitness Challenge.
However we are still
appealing for sponsorship from well-wishers to support this
We have approached
the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife to sponsor the event too
for it’s an event which has been supporting sports tourism.
Foreign teams and
officials shall start arriving on 1st September and
this year the World President and Grandmaster of the World
Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation Dr. Joon Hyo Seuk shall for the first
time grace the event.
This shall be a
great opportunity for the country for it shall position Kenya to
lobby for future bigger events like the Martial Arts World Cup
and the World Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation Championship
We expect a lot of
competition from the Philippines, Thailand, Germany and Iran but
Team Kenya is well prepared for the challenge.