Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 to welcome thousands of fighters from 23rd-25th April
Abu Dhabi – February 2015: The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 & World Jiu-Jitsu Children’s Cup is counting down to the return of the finest fighters from around the world who will compete in the global capital of Jiu-Jitsu, Abu Dhabi, from the 20th – 25th April 2015.
Celebrating its momentous seventh year, the free to attend championship will open a proud new chapter for the organisers, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, as they host elite male and female fighters from over 100 different countries. The event will be held in the state of the art The Arena, located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi.
Set to thrill audiences in the UAE and around the world as they have done over the past six years, heroic local fighters hailing from across the Emirates will face off against international challengers from nations such as Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Poland, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and USA.
In 2014 as many as 2,100 fighters from over 70 countries descended upon the global capital for Jiu-Jitsu, Abu Dhabi and this year’s competitors will see fighters go head to head for the titles of ‘World Champion’.
A star studded affair that has welcomed current and former stars of Jiu-Jitsu including BJ Penn, Damien Maia and Urijah Faber in recent years, the championship has continued to extend its commitment to nurturing the future of the sport and the 2015 edition continues the extension of the programme. The ‘Children’s Cup’ for the next generation will now span over three days of world-class action involving and inspiring the world Jiu-Jitsu stars of tomorrow from the 20th to the 22nd of April with the remaining days making up the adult’s championship
Returning in support of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 will be the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). IPIC is the Official Partner of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and will be welcoming fans to their larger fan zone inside the arena this year. The 2015 installment of the championship will also see the introduction of the UAE Armed Forces who will take on the prestigious role of Official Sponsor while Etihad Airways returns as the Official Airline, while Premier Motors and Land Rover take the position of Exclusive Automotive Partner. Also providing their backing to the championship will be Diamond Sponsors, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Al Futtaim Group. Dolphin Energy Limited and Emirates Global Aluminum will show their support as Gold Sponsors while Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA), National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), Tawazun and Tourism and Culture Authority Abu Dhabi (TCA Abu Dhabi), take on Silver Sponsorship.
One of the best weeks of live sport and free fun in the UAE, the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 & World Jiu-Jitsu Children’s Cup is set to include: an even greater fan experience, an enhanced spectator programme that includes an opening ceremony, sponsor activities, family events and interactive stands, and a raffle where all visitors will have the chance to win exciting prizes.
Speaking ahead of the official launch of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 & World Jiu-Jitsu Children’s Cup, H.E. Abdulmunem Al Hashemi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Federation said;
“Through six years of hard work this competition has grown a phenomenal amount, positioning Abu Dhabi at the centre of the sport as the global capital of Jiu-Jitsu. The legacy of the event is already being felt locally and around the world and we are immensely happy to be finalizing preparations for the 2015 installment. This year is set to be an even bigger celebration of Jiu-Jitsu with a larger focus on the upcoming generation through the three day World Jiu-Jitsu Children’s Cup. These young fighters have the honor of opening the competition and warming up the mats ahead of the arrival of the biggest names in the sport for the three day adult championship.”
As has been the case each year, the organizers expect more than 1,000+ international entries across multiple divisions as several international trial tournaments have taken place across the globe for fighters to qualify for the championship.
“Jiu-Jitsu teaches all of the most positive aspects of sport requiring great mental strength, discipline while also encouraging respect. These important core values are matched by the need for increased levels of fitness and health with the body and mind being worked in equal measures,” added Al Hashemi.
The championship schedule sees the World Jiu-Jitsu Children’s Cup 2015 take place across three days from Monday 20-22nd April and the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2014 from the 23rd to the 25th of April. Both events will take place at the Arena, Zayed Sports City and are completely free to attend for all fans throughout the competition.
For more information on the Abu Dhabi World Professional Championship 2015 please visit – www.uaejjf.com.