Why host World Combat Games

A chance to welcome the leaders of sport

Bring elite sport to life in your city

Establish perfect bridge between elite sport and local communities

Drive global exposure

Bring the values of respect, self-control and determination to life

Demonstrate event management capability


The World Combat Games is the beating heart for combat sports and is the perfect bridge between elite sport and local communities.

The World Combat Games concept aims for a compact and manageable event which offers cities an opportunity for focused international promotion, to engage with their youth communities and to promote public health and wellness agendas through inspiring initiatives encouraging participation in combat sports.


A festival atmosphere makes the Games accessible to fans and families alike, with chances for all to engage with the event. Events and activations accompany the competitions, to bring the values of combat sports and martial arts to life:

  • A festival for fans
  • Ambassador programme
  • Sports Demonstrations/ Entertainment
  • Youth masterclass
  • Cultural exhibitions and conferences


  • Encouraging youth participation in sports
  • Fostering greater unity in local martial arts and combat sports communities
  • Strengthening experience of local elite athletes and increasing medal potential at top international events
  • Worldwide media exposure for the country and the city
  • Local economy: spending by the organisers, participants and spectators
  • Gain experience in organising top international multi-sports events
  • Increased recognition when bidding for future international sports events


To apply to be a possible World Combat Games host city, we kindly invite you to submit a formal Letter of Commitment signed on behalf of the Host City.

In addition, please complete the questionnaire and submit to SportAccord by email info@sportaccord.sport.

Once questionnaire has been submitted, it will be presented to the SportAccord Executive Committee for review and you will receive feedback in due course.

Do not hesitate to contact us by info@sportaccord.sport if any question.

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