Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, was lit up on Tuesday night to mark the 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) with a distinctive light show.
Last year was a game changer for jiu-jitsu in the UAE, with more homegrown talent competing, and winning in local and international events on mats.
In response to high demand, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJ) has fast-tracked the opening of registrations for the 14th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC).
Held as part of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour finale, the prestigious tournament was highlighted by impressive performances from prominent female black belt champions from Brazil.
Wrapping up two days of furious action, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club took the men’s title, while Palms Sports Academy’s Team 777 secured victory in the women’s division.
Since the camp started on July 18, as many as 75 jiu-jitsu fans have enrolled for the camp at Jiu-Jitsu Arena, while Al Bahia and Mirdif camps attracted 31 and 24 people, respectively.
The opening day will start with Teens, Youth, and Masters categories, while day two will feature Amateur and Professional contests.
Sheikh Mohamed congratulated the UAE champions Faisal Al Ketbi, Muhammad Al Suwaidi and Shamma Al Kalbani for their remarkable sports achievements and wished them and their fellow athletes success in harvesting more gold medals.
Top-class jiu-jitsu returns to UAE capital this week with the final round of the prestigious Jiu-Jitsu President’s Cup at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena.