WHO WE ARE
United Through Sports (UTS) is an alliance of many organisations and people working together through sports, to bring inclusion, unity and equality to the world.
WHAT WE DO
UTS brings people together working towards unified goals which place youth at the centre. Together we take positive steps forward towards reducing challenges including discrimination and inequality.
We organise different events in which youth, sport and education are central. We unite to ensure that every child has an opportunity on the playing field of life.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Ju-Jitsu athletes have taken to the mats on the 26th of October in the all-inclusive multisport event, the World Combat Games 2023 in the associated competition discipline for people with determination (POD) called Ne-Waza. Ju-Jitsu, also known as Yawara, is an ancient Japanese martial art with origins dating back to the sixteenth century. As the legend is told, Shirobei Akiyama witnessed how the branches of most trees broke during a blizzard, while the more elastic branches of the willow bent and efficiently freed themselves from the snow. From this realisation, the ‘Gentle Art’, or ‘Art of …
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – The 2023 World Combat Games, hosted in the beautiful capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the first multi-sport all-inclusive event, featuring 16 recognised and non-recognised combat sports and martial arts, showcasing the skills of athletes of all abilities. Across the 16 sports, 6 have worked and adapted with dedication to include a special and/or para discipline. These sports are: Armwrestling, Aikido, Ju Jitsu, Muaythai, Savate, and Sambo. The World Combat Games has taken an active role encouraging the international sport community to make a commited move towards a more inclusive sporting environment, where …
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – The World Combat Games 2023, currently in full swing in the heart of Riyadh, at the King Saud University. The magic and passion of the games was brought into the local schools in Riyadh towards cultivating the values of discipline, respect, and inclusivity of the younger generations. With a focus on martial arts, the games presented the perfect opportunity towards educating on all 16 Martial Arts. UTS worked to build a close cooperation with the Saudi Arabian Local Organising Committee and the Saudi Arabia Olympic Academy towards Integrating education and sport. The Youth & …