January 12, 2013
The Deaf Mixed Martial Arts Championship (DMC) announced that the 2nd "Deaf mixed martial arts" convention will take place in the Tokai-shi Gymnasium in Aichi Prefecture on Sat., March 30, 2013.
According to the organizer, this convention aims at develop into a global convention through cooperation with the Deaf/deaf persons and organization persons involved worldwide, based on Japan as a start.
Moreover, they hope more conventions will accumulate the performances by the participants in order to lead to a game with hearing counterparts. It is said that the group considers that it would prove that there is no obstacle for a Deaf person in any way in such a combative sport.
The first convention gathered 390 spectators with no vacancy in Umeda, Osaka Prefecture, in December, 2012. In the upcoming convention, athletes will join from not only Japan but also Turkey, Brazil, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria and Malaysia.
There will be all the 14 games, such as a lightweight and middleweight divisions tournament and a one match.
Tournament for world championship of mixed martial-arts lightweight division held in Osaka
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