The Mombasa Open Tong-IL Moo-Do international martial arts championship 2020 will start on Sunday with about 200 players participating from 12 countries. The two days\u2019 event sponsored by the Kenyan government will take place at the Aga khan Academy multipurpose hall and will include the defending champions Jasiri of Kenya. The tournament in the World Federation calendar is open to all Martial Arts and Federations from all the countries. The teams participating in the 8th championship in Mombasa include Kenya, Zambia, Brazil, Thailand, South Korea, Zambia, Cote D\u2019Voire, Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Philippines, Iran and Turkey. This year\u2019s tournament will have both seasoned and experienced international players with black belts in the men and women categories. In the sparring categories, special techniques and forms, the men will feature in the following weights fin weight, bantam weight, feather weight, light weight, middle weight, light weight, heavy weight and super heavy weight. The men aged between 18 years to 49years will participate in the individuals and team categories. Similarly, in the women categories for the individuals and teams, participants aged between 18 years to 49 years will fight in fly weight, middle weight up to super heavy weight. The tournament events will be scored through the digital scoring system. In individual categories, the players will be expected to display their skills in forms, sparring, special techniques in both the colour and black belts. The annual event will be graced by the executive President World Tong IL Moo Do Federation Grandmaster Takamistu Hoshiko. The event will be held while following the World Health Organization, the Ministry of health and the Ministry of sports, culture and heritage Covid 19 protocols.