Elite BJJ practitioners from around the world are preparing to test their grappling skills.
The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 and World Jiu-Jitsu Children’s Cup will take place April 20-25 in this United Arab Emirates city of 2 million people. Celebrating its seventh year, the competition, organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, will be free for spectators to attend. Spectators and athletes alike will enjoy an enhanced fan experience that includes an opening ceremony, sponsor-funded activities, family-oriented events, interactive booths and a raffle. “Through six years of hard work, this competition has grown a phenomenal amount, positioning Abu Dhabi at the center of the sport as the global capital of jiu-jitsu,” said H.E. Abdulmunem Al Hashemi, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Federation. “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.”