The professional and amateur competition will be held on Sunday
Athletes from the Commando group perform well on day two of the AJP Tour UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Championships 2023 at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, featuring athletes from clubs and academies around the world game world.
Athletes from the Junior, Junior and Masters categories took to the field on Saturday as Commando demonstrated their dominance, with Sharjah Self Defense Sports Club finishing second and AFNT third.
Organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Professional Association (AJP), the three-day championship officially kicked off on Friday with exciting competitions in the children’s, infant and youth categories. Sharjah Self Defense Sports took the top spot on day one, with UAEJJ Arena and Palms Sports finishing second and third respectively. The competition will continue tomorrow, featuring both amateurs and professionals, adding to the excitement of the AJP Circuit UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Championships.
Saturday’s competition was attended by Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi, Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation; Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice-President, UAEJJF; Brigadier General Muhammad Humaid Bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Member of the Federation Board of Directors ; Federation Board Member Mansour Al Dhaheri and Sharjah Self-Defense Sports Club Chairman Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Owais.
Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice-President of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, said: “The UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Championship on the AJP circuit has once again proven its status as a prestigious event. It attracts elite athletes from both the local and international stages.”
“Abu Dhabi continues to solidify its position as a global leader in jiu-jitsu, playing a key role in developing the sport globally. The championships, organized by the UAEJJF in partnership with the AJP, have become the destination of choice for elite world champions aspiring to reach the pinnacle of their game … the diverse participation of athletes from 64 different countries is a compelling testament to that.”
Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Self-Defense Sports Club, expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation in developing Jiu-Jitsu and organizing events to attract countries around the world The efforts of the contestants for the World Class Championships are appreciated.
Al Owais said: “The Sharjah Self Defense Force has a clear roadmap to achieve excellence in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu, backed by a solid base of young and emerging talent who will be Play an important role in the future. In recent years, our young fighters have excelled in local and international Jiu-Jitsu championships, winning hundreds of colorful medals. Looking ahead, our focus is on developing outstanding athletes who can compete at professional and masters levels , the focus is on developing youngsters at the club who have what it takes to progress in their careers.”
Kyrgyzstan’s top team coach Renate Abdikerimov expressed his enthusiasm for the AJP UAE National Championships, stressing the ideal timing of the tournament ahead of the World Championships in Mongolia. He said: “Today, my players put in a great performance and showed their skills on the mat. This game not only prepares us for the upcoming World Championships, but also provides valuable information for other major championships in the coming months. training ground.
“Participating in the Abu Dhabi Championships allows athletes from all over the world to meet and compete and we strive to be a part of every game. I am very proud of the dedication and progress of my players and I am sure they will be a part of the upcoming Championships We did a great job and made us all proud.”
Ali Alteneiji of the Aljasinla Jiu-Jitsu Club, who competed in the Junior Men’s Doogi/Blue Ribbon/81kg competition, expressed satisfaction with the intense competition and said he was capable of overtaking his opponents to claim the gold medal. “These championships, especially in Abu Dhabi, maintain a high standard and attract athletes from all over the world. I eagerly look forward to participating in many more events like this in the future.” He also thanked the UAE JJF for organizing the prestigious tournament, To enable athletes to train well and demonstrate their skills.
Brazilian black belt Talisson Costa, who won his first Masters 77kg gold, said it was incredible to celebrate after a challenging fight. He acknowledged the recognition for his hard work and expressed his gratitude to family, friends, coaches, club officials and Emirates JJF for giving him the opportunity to participate in such events. Looking ahead to the months ahead, including major international events, he expressed excitement and acceptance of the upcoming challenges.