Over 4,900 students throughout Abu Dhabi took part in training ahead of the Jiu-Jitsu Championship held in Abu Dhabi this April
Students from the UAE will participate in the World Jiu-Jitsu Children’s Cup
Abu Dhabi – 11 March 2014: As the UAE prepares to welcome international Jiu-Jitsu Champions to Abu Dhabi, The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation took to schools to encourage young championsto take part and represent the UAE during the World Jiu-Jitsu Children’s Cup from 15-16 April as a part of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship held at FGB Arena, Zayed Sports City from 15 to 19 April 2014.
Many schools participated in the school clinics and six competitions, including 21schools from Abu Dhabi, 28 Schools from Al Ain and13 schools from Al Gharbiya.The clinics featured a demonstration of the time-honoured martial art and combat sport as well as an opportunity for students to test out their new skills with trained Jiu-Jitsu coaches and against the official UAE Jiu-Jitsu mascot Azzam.
Speaking of their schools participation,Pedro Damasceno Jiu-Jitsu Coach of Al Ain Schools said:
Our students couldn’t contain their excitement as they got the chance to practice Jiu-Jitsu ahead of the championship.
For some of the children it was their first introduction to the sport, but after the demonstration and lessons the students were interested and wanted to practice the moves themselves. This is a great initiative to keep our students active and to teach them something new and exciting.
I know more than a few have already asked to attend the championship in April.
The school competition was held in February at Al Nahyania Hall and Fatima bin Mubarak School. Winners of their respective division will compete in the National Championship 2014 that will be held in Al Gharbiya (Western region) on March 11th and 12th.