Heated start for President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup Championship

  • Friday 06, September 2019 10:47 AM
  • Heated start for President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup Championship
Sharjah 24 – WAM: Established athletes and stars of the future produced an impressive display of jiu-jitsu during the first round of the President’s Cup Championship at Mubadala Arena, at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Athletes from clubs across the UAE competed in an open belt system across Junior (Under 18s) and Adult (Over 18) divisions. Baniyas, Al Wahda, Al Ain and Sharjah Defence Club secured the most victories in the Adult division to qualify for the second round.

In the Juniors category, Al Jazira, Baniyas, Al Wahda and Al Ain showed impressive skills to progress to round two.

The championship was attended by Abdulmunam Al Hashemi, UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice Chairman of the UAEJJF. Al Dhaheri praised the enthusiasm and the outstanding levels of talent on display at the Mubadala Arena.

Al Dhaheri added that the high level of technical ability from the athletes serves to show how much progress the sport is making in the UAE.

Al Dhaheri thanked all the clubs for their participation and permanent presence at all UAEJJF events and their interest in the sport, adding that the clubs are the main tributary for national talent and the main pillar in providing a pool of players who are able to represent the national team and raise the UAE flag in various international competitions.

This season, the President’s Cup Championship consists of three rounds, with the winners for each round of junior and men's categories progressing to the next round.

Meanwhile the first round of the Mother of the Nation Jiu-Jitsu Championship takes place on Saturday, 7 September at Mubarak Bin Mohammed Sports Hall in Abu Dhabi.

The competitions will see athletes compete in three categories: Juniors (Under 16), Youth (Under 18) and Adults (Over 18), with more than 330 female athletes representing nine clubs in action.