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ABU DHABI: The AJP Tour UAE Nationwide Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024 – Gi concluded on Sunday at Mubadala Area in Zayed Sports activities Metropolis, with Commando Group securing first place.

The occasion, organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Professional, featured competitions within the beginner {and professional} divisions on the ultimate day, with A.F.N.T claiming second and Sharjah Self-Defence third.

On Friday, competitions for the youngsters, toddler and junior divisions had been held, which noticed the UAEJJ Area academy claiming first, with Sharjah Self-Protection second, and Palms Sports activities third.

The teenager and grasp divisions contests befell on Saturday and Commando Group topped the medal desk, pushing A.F.N.T to a detailed second, and Al-Jazira Jiu-Jitsu Membership securing third.

“The AJP Tour UAE Nationwide Jiu-Jitsu Championship met our organizational and technical objectives, attracting a large crowd and media consideration,” mentioned Fahad Al-Shamsi, secretary-general of the UAE and Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federations. “It showcased world-class competitions, enabling native and worldwide athletes, particularly within the black and brown belt divisions, to check their expertise and assess their bodily and psychological readiness to start with of the brand new season.”

“The championship, which marked the primary occasion within the UAEJJF’s calendar, boosted the optimism of the athletes for what guarantees to be an action-packed season and served as a platform for locating new abilities,” he added. “Over three days, we witnessed spectacular performances from rising athletes who’ve excessive potential for development {and professional} careers within the sport.”

Al-Shamsi praised the performances of the Emirati athletes, significantly within the skilled class.

Tareq Al-Bahri, basic supervisor at AJP, mentioned the elevated participation of athletes was a results of the arduous work of officers on the native golf equipment.

“Athletes and golf equipment strive to not miss the AJP Tour UAE Nationwide Jiu-Jitsu Championship, because it gives 1,000 AJP rating factors for the first-place winners, contributing to the enhancement of their rankings of their respective weight and belt classes.

“This may assist them qualify for the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards on the finish of the season, which celebrates the most effective particular person winners, in addition to the most effective native and worldwide golf equipment and academies. Accumulating rating factors can even assist athletes with different advantages, akin to eligibility for journey advantages throughout the Abu Dhabi World Skilled Jiu-Jitsu Championship,” added Al-Bahri.

The Commando Group membership had greater than 200 athletes compete throughout varied classes.

“I’m pleased with the efficiency of our athletes on the AJP Tour UAE Nationwide Jiu-Jitsu Championship,” Thiago Barreto, coach of the Commando Group, mentioned. “I want to categorical my gratitude to the UAEJJF for organizing this championship, which supplied an unparalleled expertise for athletes and followers alike.”

“I imagine the spectacular performances by the Commando Group could be attributed to the dedication of the athletes, their sacrifices, and their need to raise the extent of their technical expertise. Our gamers deserve the title, as they carried out outstandingly, demonstrating outstanding technical prowess and dedication.”

Brazil’s Christian Lara, who scooped gold within the Males’s Gi/Brown/Skilled/69 kg division representing Commando Group, mentioned: “I can’t be happier about profitable the gold medal within the AJP Tour UAE Nationwide Jiu-Jitsu Championship. I confronted among the most sensible gamers on the planet, and the aggressive ambiance on the area was wonderful. I’m positive it should improve the bodily and psychological points of preparation for future tournaments.”

Mohammed Saeed Alketbi of Al-Ain Jiu-Jitsu Membership, who received gold within the Males’s Gi/Purple/Skilled/56 kg division, mentioned: “I participated within the championship as a result of it offers alternative for me to achieve full bodily and psychological readiness earlier than taking part within the upcoming worldwide tournaments. I’m very glad to earn 1,000 AJP rating factors, and I’m trying ahead to including extra within the coming days.”

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