AJP EXPANDS INTO NEW TERRITORY
Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP) has announced the launch of the AJP Tour – Egypt National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2023. It will take place in Cairo on March 3-4, 2023. It’s all possible thanks to the support of First Abu Dhabi Bank, the official partner of the championship in Egypt.
With nearly 500 male and female players registering since December, AJP accepts registrations until February 27. More than 300 competitors from Egypt will participate in the championship’s first edition. The championship is set to kick off with exciting competitions for Kids, Youth, and Masters on the first day. It will continue with the amateurs and professional categories on the second day. All the matches will take place in the new administrative capital indoor hall. The weigh-ins will take place the day before the fights in the same venue.
AJP Strategic Vision
The event aims to expand the base of the sport of Jiu-Jitsu by capitalizing on the strategic location of Egypt. The country is located between the three continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. This spread will provide opportunities for participants from around the world to exchange their experiences and cultures through the sport of Jiu-Jitsu.
Jiu-jitsu’s popularity in Egypt has skyrocketed due to its skills and techniques of self-defense, coupled with the ethical values it embodies. It promotes respect for the opponent, discipline, humility, and self-confidence. The tournament serves as a critical platform for preparing Jiu-Jitsu athletes in Egypt for various international championships organized by AJP worldwide. The highlight event is the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship which takes place in Abu Dhabi every November.
His Excellency Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi
His Excellency Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi, Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, expressed his happiness and gratitude for the expansion of AJP. He pointed out its’ importance in the relationship between the UAE and Egypt as it strengthens the fraternal ties that have always existed between the two countries.
In his statement, His Excellency highlighted the importance of sports in promoting friendship and understanding among nations. Moreover, he emphasized the positive effects of Jiu-Jitsu on the physical and mental well-being of young people. In addition, His Excellency underlined the significant role that this new championship will play in the development of the sport both in Egypt and the wider Arab region.
He further stated that the fruitful collaboration between the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP), and the Egyptian Jiu-Jitsu Federation highly promises to create more national and international championships. This will attract a growing number of Jiu-Jitsu enthusiasts and contribute to the growth and development of the sport.
ABOUT AJP UPCOMING PLANS IN EGYPT
It is worth noting that the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro is in the process of organizing a continental championship in Egypt. The date of the event is yet to be announced on its official website. This championship will be part of AJP’s calendar for the 2023 season. It will be one of more than 200 championships organized by AJP in more than 50 countries around the world.