UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation

With the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation was established in November 2012 as the official authority for Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE.

The Federation plays a leading role in supporting Jiu-Jitsu and contributing to building a strong generation of UAE athletes to excel at the local and international levels. The Federation’s role is to implement policies that develop the sport in collaboration with various government entities, educational institutions and other partners in order to advance the sport locally, regionally and globally.

Chairman’s message

Jiu-Jitsu has become one of the most popular martial arts in the world, and has attracted a strong following in regional and global sports forums, due to its suitability for different ages, and the physical, intellectual and social benefits that its practice confers.

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Abdulmunam Al Hashemi Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation

Board of Directors

Abdulmunem Alsayed Mohamed Alhashmi


Mohammed Salem Al Dhaher

Vice Chairman

Mohamed Humaid Hamad Dalmouj Aldhaheri

Board Member

Yousef Abdulla Al Shehhi

Board Member

Mansour Mohammed Al Dhaheri

Board Member

Sameera Murshid Al Romaithi

Board Member

Fahad Ali Alshamsi

Board Member, General Secretary

  • mission

    To contribute to the development of a supportive and motivating sporting environment that promotes excellence and global competitiveness in jiu-jitsu

  • Vision

    To make the UAEJJF a world leader in jiu-jitsu and a symbol of excellence globally

  • Values

    The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation strives to promote the following values:

  • Loyality

    Instilling a sense of loyalty and fierce pride for the UAE and encouraging athletes to constantly endeavor to bring glory to the UAE

  • Self-confidence

    Empowering citizens to defend themselves, their families and the community

  • Professionalism

    Developing well-rounded athletes, equipping them with professional qualities, best international practices and techniques

  • Continued Development

    Refining sporting and administrative performances and optimising resources with a high degree of professionalism

  • Teamwork

    Instilling and fortifying the importance of cooperation, sharing, and exchange of knowledge and expertise

  • Recognition of achievements

    Collectively valuing achievements, big or small, through a constant stream of motivation

  • Sportsmanship

    Instilling the importance of showing the utmost respect for opponents, officials and oneself, and compliance of the sport’s laws, regulations, and codes.

  • Strategic Goals

  • Contribute to building a strong generation of athletes equipped with desire to maintain active, healthy lifestyles
  • Provision of a competitive environment and quality facilities to prepare athletes for international competition by following global best practices.
  • Grow the sport of jiu-jitsu along and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through activities conducted by the UAEJJF.
  • Achieve athletic excellence through the establishment of effective partnerships locally, regionally, and internationally.
  • Manage human, technological/technical, and financial resources effectively