Elite athletes meet in Abu Dhabi for the 5th Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship

Both male and female athletes participate at the Asian Championship

The arena is in full swing which hosts the 5th edition of the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship until 16th September. The championship will be organised by the UAEJJF, the governing body for the sport. Open for both male and female athletes, this is the first Asian tournament to be held post Covid-19 pandemic.

The last edition took place in Mongolia in 2019. This edition is the first big event amongst others on the 2021 tournaments calendar. Other big events would be taking place in the upcoming months. The World Jiu-Jitsu Championship is scheduled from 28th October until 07th November. The 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is happening from 14th to 19th November.

With Abu Dhabi hosting one of the largest tournaments on the Asian agenda, it confirms the emirate’s capability in organising large-scale events of world-class stature, the UAEJJF said. Mubarak Al Menhali, Director of Technical Department, UAEJJF, said the championship is one of the most important events on the international Jiu-Jitsu calendar. Featuring a host of athletes from around the world, the championship brings several jiu-jitsu stars who are eager to showcase their skills and competencies, he added.

Ninety-six jiu-jitsu stars will take to the mats amid strict precautionary and preventive measures, in accordance with the health protocol approved by the UAEJJF and the local health authorities.

The UAE has demonstrated unprecedented leadership at managing the global health crisis as the nation recently announced another milestone to become the world’s most vaccinated country.

This edition will be a critical leg of the 2022 World Games in the United States


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