The Arab world has embraced Jiu-Jitsu once and for all, and on the 24th and 25th of September it will be the kids’ turn in the spotlight, at the Arab Cup for Kids event. The tournament will take place in Amman, Jordan, with kids between four and fourteen years of age competing. And there’s much more than mere medals on the line.

“For the first time, we’re rewarding the first-place winners with Playstation III’s and Keiko gis to the runners-up, as well as medals,” remarks brown belt Mohammed Bilbeisi, the event’s organizer.

Another piece of news is the Arab world’s participation en masse.

The event has been around for seven years and this time, we decided to open it up to the other Arab nations. We have athletes from Jordan, Syria, Egypt and Palestine all confirmed. We already count 120 participants,” adds Bilbeisi.