In 2006, before Palm Sports, the World Pro, and the School Jitsu Program, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UAE had a relatively small group of loyal practitioners under 3 Brazilian Top Team coaches, Carlos Santos, Olavo Abreu, and Suyan Queiroz. As the years went by, the sport grew in the country coaches were flown in by the planeload. The founding coaches left, and the original few students drifted apart, either to new academies, new countries or left BJJ completely.
One of the original few was Mohammed Al Hosani. Like everyone else, he drifted too, but not far. He became known as the “Arab Joe Rogan” because he was the commentator for BJJ events on TV in addition to being the first to commentate the UFC in Arabic when it was held in Abu Dhabi. His continuous support for MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has helped both sports grow drastically in the region. He eventually went back to the sport he loved and rightfully got promoted to blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Pedro Lott.
Al Hosani’s Thank you note on his facebook page :
I would like to thank my friend and coach that pulled me back in when I was down and out for two and a half years, Pedro Lott. He made me rekindle my love for Jiu-Jitsu again and I thank him for that. I have always said that Jiu-Jitsu is what made me into the person I am today. It opened the doors to many opportunities for me during the last 7 years, and I think most of my friends know exactly how it changed my life.
I also like to thank every coach that trained me for the past 7 years, starting with Olavo Abreu, Suyan Queiroz, Tiego Fernandes, Michel Maia and many others. And I would also like to thank every practitioner that shared the mats with me. Hopefully, I can continue training for the rest of my life even with the added responsibilities and commitments in my life.
Arabs MMA would like to commend Mohammed Al Hosani’s efforts in promoting the sport of MMA and Brazilian Jiujitsu in the Arab World and would like to congratulate a close friend on his promotion. Rumble young mannnn Rumble!! 😉