Kicks will fly at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) tomorrow when the K1 million Linde Taekwondo Open Championships rolls into action.
According to Lovemore Masinga, coordinator of the competition, sponsored by America-based Malawian Taekwondo master Felix Lindeile, six teams will battle for the crown and individual medals.
He said Blantyre and Lilongwe will usher two teams into the competition while Mzuzu and Zomba will have a single outfit each.
“However, each team will have four categories. There will be the senior men and women categories and also the boys and girls sections. This will be an exciting event that will be used to launch our 2015 season,” he said.
Lindeile, who is one of the pioneers of the sport in the country, will jet into the country today to grace the day-long competition.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that combines combat and self-defence techniques with sport and exercise.
It was developed by a variety of Korean masters during the 1940s as a combination of Okinawan karate, Chinese martial arts and the ancient Korean traditions taekkyeon and gwonbeop.