Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship to offer Dh2.7m prize fund
The world’s best athletes will return to the home of jiu-jitsu for the 12th edition the ADWPJJC
The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the governing body for the sport in the Emirates, has announced that next month’s Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC), will feature a total prize fund of Dh2.7 million.
The world’s best athletes will return to the home of jiu-jitsu for the 12th edition the ADWPJJC, the largest and most prestigious event on the global jiu-jitsu calendar, from April 6-9 at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu Arena.
Championship organisers, the UAEJJF, have collaborated with local and federal health authorities to ensure a safe and secure environment for hundreds of male and female, masters and junior athletes from around the world to compete for global glory and huge prize money. The strict health and safety measures for the event, which is being held behind closed doors to ensure the wellbeing of all participants, include regular PCR testing, social distancing and mandatory wearing of masks, except during a bout on the mats.
Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice-President of UAEJJF, said that the generous prize fund indicates the UAEJJF’s steadfast commitment to developing the sport and ensure athletes are adequately rewarded for their excellence on the mat.
“In all our championships and events we are dedicated to putting our fighters first. The ADWPJJC is the biggest show for the global jiu-jitsu community, the athletes are coming home to showcase their talents and claim the big medals. The championship has become a strategic goal for all jiu-jitsu athletes around the world as it will enhance their career growth and develop their skill set on the mat.”
“We have a responsibility to ensure that the growth of jiu-jitsu continues in a safe and secure environment. ADWPJJC is a platform for jiu-jitsu players from around the world to demonstrate their talents among the elite in the sports. This will elevate the sport of jiu-jitsu even further.” he added.
The 12th edition of the ADWPJJC begins on Tuesday, April 6, with junior athletes (under-18, under-21) taking to the mats, followed by the masters on April 7. The final two days are reserved for high-octane action in the professional category.
Registrations for the ADWPJJC will close on March 25, for more information and registration for all categories, please visit www.uaejjf.com/ADWPJJC-2020
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