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World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship kicks off in Abu Dhabi

The 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) being organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was officially inaugurated in Abu Dhabi by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The opening ceremony shed light on the UAE’s achievements over the past 50 years and its vision and future aspirations.

World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship kicks off in Abu Dhabi

During the event, Emirati competitor Saud Al Hosani delivered the opening speech on behalf of Abdul Moneim Al Hashemi, Chairman of the UAE and Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federations and Senior Vice President of the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation, who thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his generous patronage of the championship.

The 12th edition of the championship kicked off Tuesday with the world’s best U18 jiu-jitsu athletes competing for glory at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu Arena, in the presence of a number of VIPs. The opening saw the UAE’s home heroes represent their country with skill and determination, scooping 34 medals - 12 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze. The event runs until April 9 at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena, bringing together hundreds of the sport’s top athletes to compete in a safe environment with strict health and safety protocols in place. Regular PCR testing, social distancing, and mandatory mask wearing, except for athletes during a bout on the mats, have been implemented to ensure the health and wellbeing of all participants.
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship kicks off in Abu Dhabi Reviewed by Editor on April 08, 2021 Rating: 5
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