The first day .. the UAE tops the “national” for professional jiu-jitsu

The first day .. the UAE tops the “national” for professional jiu-jitsu
The first day .. the UAE tops the “national” for professional jiu-jitsu

Abu Dhabi (Etihad)

The first day of the UAE National Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, organized by the Federation of the Game in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Association of Jiu-Jitsu Professionals (AJP), witnessed strong confrontations, as players and players from the junior and youth categories and professors from various countries, clubs and academies performed a strong performance in the competition for the first places to ascend the podium.
The competitions were attended by Youssef Abdullah Al-Batran, Member of the Board of Directors of the Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Hazeem Sultan Al-Suwaidi, CEO of Borouge, Dr. Saif Al-Nasiri, Head of Human Resources at ADNOC, Tariq Al-Bahri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu Association, and a number of federation officials, representatives of clubs, academies and partner entities. .
The tournament is considered the “fourth round of the Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu League in the country”, and it consists of 5 rounds held in different regions of the country. The first-place winner is awarded 1,000 rating points for each category.
The competitions of the first day of the championship resulted in the Commando Group Academy winning first place, while Palms Sports ranked runner-up, and A.FNT ranked third. At the level of countries, the UAE topped the competitions, achieving first place, ahead of Colombia, which was runner-up, and Brazil in third place.
Yousef Abdullah Al-Batran praised the level of the championship and its attraction of elite stars from the countries of the world, and the strong presence of the country’s clubs and academies, which enriches the competition and translates the Federation’s vision in spreading sports, expanding the base of participants and providing an ideal environment for refining talents and making champions.
Al-Batran stressed that the tournaments organized by the Federation in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu Association, are of great value as they represent a miniature version of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, in light of the participation of hundreds of male and female players from more than 50 countries, noting that the large public presence and its standing behind the champions reflects the development And the position, which has become the jiu-jitsu and its transformation into one of the fastest growing sports in the region and the world.
Al-Batran pointed out the importance of such tournaments in refining talents, upgrading the players’ abilities and providing them with the necessary expertise to compete and excel in global competitions, especially the World and Abu Dhabi Professional Championships in October and November. Great to organize local tournaments with international standards.
Al-Batran thanked the strategic sponsors who represent the success partners of the Federation, and are making great efforts to enhance its efforts towards achieving its vision in developing the game and consolidating Abu Dhabi’s position as a global home for jiu-jitsu.
In turn, Tariq Al Bahri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu Association, said: Our tournaments enjoy a prestigious international standing, and provide the opportunity for game lovers around the world to participate and maintain their levels and readiness for various upcoming events and events, the most important of which is the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
Al Bahri added: One of the most important gains of the Abu Dhabi Association of Jiu-Jitsu Professionals “AJP” tournaments, including the UAE National Championship, is that it paves the way for a group of future stars of the game who represent the mainstay of the national teams, and today we enjoyed a great performance for players under the age of 14, which heralds a promising future. And great for sports.
The male and female players presented distinctive artistic glimpses on the rug, and most of the fights were decided in their last moments. In this context, Ali Al Tunaiji, “Yellow Belt” player of Al-Jazira club, who won the gold in the championship in the junior category, weighing 84 kg, expressed his great happiness at climbing the podium and achieving gold, stressing that the competitions were difficult, but thanks to good preparation and continuous training, he was able to overcome challenges and win With a gold medal.
Al Tunaiji added that he will continue to work hard to prepare perfectly for the upcoming events, especially the Vice President’s Jiu-Jitsu Championship and the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
On the other hand, the Emirati players performed outstandingly in the masters’ competitions and succeeded in seizing a number of gold medals, including Salem Al-Asmar (69 kg), Ibrahim Al Hammadi (94 kg) from AFNT Academy, and Hamid Al Balushi (120 kg) from Shabab Al Ahli Club. Al Balushi, the owner of the brown belt, says: I am very happy to take the podium and win the Masters 2 competition, especially since achieving victory in this category requires a lot of experience, patience and determination.
Al-Balushi adds: The final match was very strong, and my competitors and I had equal chances of winning. I thank the loyal fans who supported me and I would like to dedicate this achievement to Shabab Al- Club.
Tomorrow, the championship continues on its second day with competitions for the amateur categories of the blue belt campaign, and the professionals of the purple, brown and black belts, with the participation of a group of the most prominent international stars.
The official weight procedures for the competing players begin on the second day of the tournament between eight thirty in the morning and end at ten, while the fights begin at 11 AM.

The article is in Arabic

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