THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT, THE
FUTURE IS JIU-JITSU
UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation continues community outreach activities ahead of
the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2019
The Federation marks Emirati Children’s Day at Abu Dhabi
Judicial Department, before a demonstration for athletes and spectators at the
Abu Dhabi 2019 Special Olympics World Games
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Wednesday 20th March
2019: The UAE
Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the official authority for the sport of
Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE, has begun an expansive community outreach programme ahead
of next month’s 11th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu
Championship (ADWPJJC) – the largest event on the sport’s global
The Federation marked Emirati Children’s Day with a
series of activities at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) on Thursday, 14
March, where Jiu-Jitsu athletes from various Abu Dhabi clubs conducted tailored
demonstrations for children on a specially-prepared mat at the ADJD
headquarters in the UAE capital. The demonstration was watched by hundreds of
ADJD employees and scores of schoolchildren.
The Federation then homed in on the Abu Dhabi 2019
Special Olympics World Games on Sunday, March 17, with another special
demonstration at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) – one of the main
venues at the most unified Special Olympics event in history.
The two-pronged community outreach work drew warm
praise from Mohamed
Hussain Al Marzooqi, Director of Marketing and Finance, UAEJJF: “It is always very rewarding to engage and
encourage the next generation of potential Jiu-Jitsu champions, even more so on
such important occasions as Emirati Children’s Day and the Abu Dhabi 2019
Special Olympics World Summer Games, which is the living embodiment of the
UAE’s commitment to tolerance, respect and inclusion for people from all walks
of life and abilities,” said Al
“This spirit of tolerance, respect and
inclusion is also a hallmark of the values of Jiu-Jitsu – and the future of the
sport in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and beyond is very bright,” he added.
The next stages of the community
outreach activities will take place at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club and New
York University on 29 March and 14 April, respectively.
The ADWPJJC 2019 will take place from 20-26
April at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi.