28 September, 2019

Al-Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club, Al Ahli Youth Club, and Ajman Jiu-Jitsu Club take the lead Ain’s Al Shiyam School for Girls take first place with 190 point tolerance Championship allowed us to identify new talent in female Jiu-Jitsu’–Al DhaheriAbu Dhabi, UAE

28 September 2019: The growing strength and popularity of jiu-jitsu amongst girls in the UAE was evident on Day two of the tolerance Jiu-Jitsu Championship, with girls aged 10-18 from 35 countries representing 88 clubs, showing commitment, enthusiasm and skill on the mats at the UAE University in Al Ain (UAEU).

The competition witnessed some impressive performances with Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club capturing the first place with 940 points, Al Ahli Youth Clubinsecond with 886 points and AjmanJiu-JitsuClub came third with 843 points. In the school tournament. Al ShiyamSchoolforGirlsin Al Ainbagged the first place with 190points.

The girl’s championship was watched by VIPs including HE Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, ViceChairman of the UAEJJF; Brigadier Mohammed Hamid Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Board Member of the UAEJJF, and Mr. Fahad Ali Al Shamsi, CEO of the UAEJJF; and in the presence of Mohammed Hussein Al Marzooqi, Director of Marketing and Finance at the UAEJJF.

“TheTolerance Jiu-Jitsu Championshipallowed us to identify a new group of emerging talent from the UAEfemales athletes who will form the nucleus of the future our UAE national team,” said Al Dhaheri.“We have anticipated that this championship would attract great crowd attendance, but the attendance we witnessed exceeded all expectations.

The second day of the tolerance Jiu-JitsuChampionshipprovided a unique example of commitment, determination and patiencefromUAE females athletes to achieve and lead in various sectors” AlDhaheriadded.Al Dhaheri praised the magnificent presence of families and friends who came from all over the UAE to support their daughters in this championship.

”Samira Murshid Al Romaithi’, the Board member of UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, said: “Thecontinuoussupportfrom HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to the sport of Jiu-Jitsu, lead to the merge of heroes who are determined and responsible to and secure successes and achievements at all levels.”Al Romaithistressed that the culture of jiu-Jitsu and the value of tolerance converge in several aspects.

Hamda Mohamed Ba Madhaf, who captured the gold at the Tolerance Jiu-Jitsu Championship competing in the 40 kg blue belt category and from Al Jazira Club said: “Winning the gold medal in the Tolerance Championship is a great personal achievement, and a huge step in my career.

”I loved the atmosphere of the competition as it cannot be distinguished from any other major tournament. We are used to UAEJJF using its creativity and innovation to provide their unlimited support to the players, this championship is the best preparation for future tournaments, especially Fujairah International Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship and Grand Slam in London.” added Madhaf. Hamda Yousef Al Kalbani of Bani Yas Club, winner of the 63 kg gold, said: “This achievement is the result of continuous efforts of training, and working hard with the dedicated training staff.

The journey is still long but without a doubt, the Tolerance Jiu-JitsuChampionshiphas helped me in building my confident and look forward in achieving great results, especially the for next World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in November, hosted by the beloved capital Abu Dhabi.

A large group of players participating in the second day of the championship expressed that the historical mission of UAE’s first astronaut, Hazzaa Al Mansouri, into space, helped them to think differently broadening their horizons pushing their ambitions so that their goals become international.UAEJJF is thankful for the steadfast support of the sponsors and supporters of local and international Jiu-Jitsu championship.

The Tolerance Jiu-Jitsu Championship sponsors and supporters include Abu Dhabi Media (Official Media Partner); Palms Sports (Strategic Partner); Emaar Properties (Lifestyle Developer); Premier Motors Land Rover (Official Automotive Partner); Abu Dhabi Sports (Official Sports Channel); ADNOC (Energy Partner); United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior (Government Partner); SEHA (Healthcare Partner); Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) (Supporting Partners); ADIB (DiamondPartner); Department of Culture & Tourism, Dolphin Energy, Aafaq, Al Masaood, EmiratesGlobal Aluminium, ADASI (Gold Partners); United Al Saqr Group (Silver Partner); Al Ittihad (Official Newspaper).