World Combat Games

The World Combat Games are an international multi-sport event featuring combat sports and martial arts. Fifteen Olympic and non-Olympic sports are currently on the programme: aikido, boxing, fencing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Pankration, sambo, savate, sumo, taekwondo, wrestling and wushu.

The World Combat Games were initiated by SportAccord, the umbrella organisation for international sports federations and organizers of sports events, in order to bring these sports closer to a worldwide public. The World Combat Games are accompanied by a cultural program that reflects the ancient traditions and values of martial arts as well as their contribution to modern society.[1]


  • 2010 : 12 sports , 118 events
  • 2013 : 15 sports , 135 events
  • 2019 :

World Combat Games 2010

The first World Combat Games was held 2010 in Beijing, with competitions for boxing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, sanshou, Muay Thai, sambo, sumo, taekwondo, wrestling, and an aikido demonstration. Over 1000 athletes from all five continents participated. About the same number of volunteers helped to deliver the event. During the eight days of competitions 118 gold medals were awarded. Medals were won by 60% of the nations taking part in the Games, and also by not traditional combat sports nations. Russia lead the medal table with 18 gold medals, followed by China (15) and the Ukraine (7).[2]

World Combat Games 2013

The second World Combat Games were held in Saint Petersburg.[3] In these Games, the sports of savate and fencing made their debut there.


No.YearDatesCity and host countryChampion
1 2010 August 28 – September 4 Beijing, China  Russia
2 2013 October 18–26 St. Petersburg, Russia  Russia
3 2019 the second half of 2019 Chinese Taipei

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia653136132
2 China2091948
3 France19131648
4 Japan17171145
5 Ukraine11212557
6 Italy1011930
7 Iran98926
8 Thailand75416
9 Azerbaijan61310
10 Poland531826

See also


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