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ADGS Abu Dhabi 2023: Youth Competitors Inspired by UAE’s Jiu-Jitsu Hero in Space

It’s day one of ADGS Abu Dhabi, and the biggest Jiu-Jitsu stars worldwide are back at the most happening hub on the planet. Today, the Mubadala Arena is the place to be as the youth competitors with their sassy personalities and pure love for the sport take over the mats. A super cool video was published on AJP Tour’s YouTube showing how different young athletes are stoked about UAE’s Jiu-Jitsu Hero in Space Sultan Al Neyadi, who made history by being the first person to do jiu-jitsu in space!

The first person to do jiu-jitsu in Space

The six-minute video he posted on social media has Dr. Al Neyadi floating in space, sporting a UAEJJ Gi – the cool kimono-style attire worn by the sport’s athletes. Al Neyadi shared how jiu-jitsu helped him big time during his six-month mission in microgravity, especially in regulating his breathing during a centrifuge exercise that simulates the G-forces astronauts feel during launch and re-entry.

Most importantly, the fun doesn’t end here as Al Nayadi also posted an image wearing the ADGS Abu Dhabi T-shirt and showing for support for everyone involved.

Sultan Al Neyadi

“I took this picture a few weeks ago in anticipation of the finale of #AbuDhabiGrandSlam, which begins today. Best of luck to all the participants! I wish I was there with you. May the spirit of Jiu-Jitsu ? guide you as it has guided me. “ – UAE’s Jiu-Jitsu Hero in Space Sultan Al Neyadi.


The championship will begin with the exciting children’s brackets today May 5th, to then welcome the experienced Masters the next day, May 6th. On the last day, May 7th, to end the competition with a bang, the professionals take the stage and bring about breathtaking duels. Watch all the action on AJPTour.TV

You can also stay tuned on AJP Tour Instagram for some exciting and constantly updating content.

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