Abu Dhabi: (RAHNUMA) The AJP Tour Abu Dhabi International Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship concluded on Sunday at the Mubadala Arena, with Sharjah Self-Defense Sports Club as the big winner, Baniyas Jiu-Jitsu Club second and Al Ain third place.
The event is jointly organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) and the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Professional Association.
Mansour Al-Dhaheri, member of the board of directors of UAEJJF, said that the AJP Championships are on par with the highest international standards both organizationally and technically.
“As expected, the AJP Circuit Abu Dhabi International Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships was a great success, especially in terms of attendance, as it was able to attract a large number of experienced stars. The hundreds of men’s and women’s players provided a highly competitive environment, proving that the UAE is the home of champions and the destination of choice for them to achieve glory.”
Al-Dhaheri said the competition provided a conducive environment for Emirati athletes and their competitors to prepare for international and continental competitions.
Mohammed Alswaidi of the Baniyas Jiu-Jitsu Club, who won gold in the Men’s Brown/Pro/69kg category, said: “Winning a medal means that the excellent training I have done has paid off. We are eager to get the most out of the UAEJJF Jiu-Jitsu Federation and the All the resources that the club has given us. We also believe that every game is an opportunity for us to give back to them and make the country proud.”
Lilit Danielyan from Legacy Jiu-Jitsu Armenia won bronze in the Women’s Purple/Pro/55kg category. She said: “I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Abu Dhabi Championships, but today I really got to experience it for myself. It’s the perfect destination for those looking to live out their dreams in the sport. This tournament is an example of masterful planning and staging to the highest international standards.”