Get ready for white suits, vigorous grappling and a whole load of bowing, as the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is high-kicking its way back to the capital.
The event is the largest in the Jiu-Jitsu sporting calendar and the tournament, from Saturday April 20 until Saturday April 27, will be the 11th edition of the competition.
Held at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City, it will also be screened live on Abu Dhabi Sports and 35 other TV channels around the world.
Athletes from more than 100 countries will contest a series of championship titles and competing for a total prize fund of USD687,000 (Dhs2,523,419).
The week-long tournament is the final event of the UAEJJF World Ranking Series for the sports season 2018-2019 and will feature the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Festival and Para Jiu-Jitsu Competitions on Saturday April 20.
The Abu Dhabi World Youth Championship will take place on Sunday April 21 and Monday April 22, the Abu Dhabi World Masters Jiu-Jitsu Championship on Tuesday April 23 and the professional competitions for blue to black belt from Wednesday April 24 to Friday April 26.
During the official announcement, the UAEJJF announced that the championship will be followed by a global awards ceremony, The Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Award, in which the Federation will award the best talent and key supporters in the field of Jiu-Jitsu with a share of an additional USD 198,000 (Dhs757,000).
We can’t wait to see the champions battle it out.
Free. Sat April 20-Fri Apr 26, Mubadala Arena, Zayed Sports City, www.uaejjf.com.