A remarkable spread of the martial arts "MMI", which is included in the Kickboxing Federation, is witnessed by the clubs that play the game in the provinces, as it brings together many mixed martial arts in one.
Many tournaments are held at the international level annually for this sport and usually witness strong competitions as any of the methods practiced in kickboxing.
The head of the Kickboxing Federation, Muhammad Khreis, said in a statement to SANA’s sports representative, “The MMA is one of the enthusiastic sports and it has many schools spread in many countries. In that the player finds in it multiple types of combat, so he chooses from the ancient traditional martial arts such as karate, kung fu, boxing, and others, and he takes from each of them what is stronger and more effective within specific rules.”
Khreis added, "A special competition for this sport has been included in the calendar of annual kickboxing tournaments, which often enjoy wide participation and strong competitions in various ways, with the current trend to expand its base through its technical committees in the governorates, especially in light of the high demand that this sport enjoys."
Khreis pointed out that the federation supports the game along with other kickboxing methods by preparing its specialized cadres within a strategy developed this year to advance it, leading to the formation of a team that represents Syria well in the upcoming tournaments.