UAEJJF to host Jiu-Jitsu camp championship on Saturday 

Tournament will see more than 130 players from top clubs take to the mats at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi
Tournament will see more than 130 players from top clubs take to the mats at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Tournament is part of the UAEJJF's summer camp currently in progress in Abu Dhabi



Published: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 1:31 PM

Last updated: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 3:43 PM

The UAE's premier jiu-jitsu clubs will renew their rivalry at the Jiu-Jitsu Camp Championship, organised by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the governing body for the sport in the Emirates, that will see more than 130 players take to the mats on Saturday, July 18, at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi. The tournament will be broadcast live on Abu Dhabi Sports TV from 11 am to 3.30 pm.
 
Players who are part of the UAEJJF's summer training camp in progress at the Armed Forces Club and Hotel in Abu Dhabi, will be participating in the  open belt tournament across different weight classes in three categories - cadets (under-16 years), aspirants (under-18 years), and adults.
 
Fighters from Al Ain, Baniyas, Al Jazira, Al Wahda, and Al Dhafra jiu-jitsu clubs will be seen in action at the tournament. The UAEJJF in partnership with International Vision Investment Group (IVI) is currently hosting a summer training camp that began on July 5 and will conclude on July 25. A second camp has been scheduled to begin on August 2 till August 22.
 
Mubarak Al Menhali, technical director of the UAEJJF, said that the Jiu-Jitsu Camp Championship was another step in the Federation's commitment to provide the UAE's players with high-quality competitions and ensure their well-rounded development. "We have seen players work extremely hard in the summer camp and this tournament is a chance for them to test all their learning in a competitive environment. With more than 130 players in the fray, the tournament will provide players with valuable insights and allow them the chance to ease into a competitive mindset after a long break."
 
Ramon Lemos, the head coach of the UAE jiu-jitsu national team, has been overseeing training sessions in the summer camp and said that the tournament would help players raise their game as they look to catch the eye of the national team's technical staff. "We have a great bunch of players in the summer camp who have worked very hard over the past two weeks and are really looking forward to doing well on the mats. Competitions like these are great for building confidence in players, regardless of the experience they possess. Also, the technical staff will be keeping a close eye on the performances in this tournament as we look to prepare for the resumption of domestic and international competitions over the coming months.


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