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Emirates News Agency – Challenge Jiu-Jitsu Championship to be held this weekend

ABU DHABI, 14th June, 2022 (WAM) — The United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation has confirmed that the Challenge Jiu-Jitsu Festival will take place in Al Ain this weekend, June 18-19, at the University of United Arab Emirates. The championship, in its third edition, will see athletes aged 4 to 15 take to the mats in a variety of categories.

The registration, which closed today, drew huge numbers, with hundreds of male and female athletes from various clubs and academies ready to test themselves in front of an eager and enthusiastic crowd.

The Challenge Jiu-Jitsu festival is one of the biggest events on the national calendar this season, with the past two editions enjoying strong attendance as enthusiastic parents seek to encourage their children to take part in a growing sport that brings both physical and mental benefits.

“Organizing the third edition of the Challenge Jiu-Jitsu Festival is part of the Federation’s strategy to invest in young talent and hone their skills by participating in tournaments that develop their abilities and strengthen their self-confidence,” said Youssef Abdullah Al Batran. , member of the board of directors of the UAEJJF.

Al Batran also praised the tournament schedule, which coincides with the start of the students’ summer vacation, creating a fitting conclusion to a long academic year. “Jiu-jitsu reinforces the values ​​of belonging, discipline, respect and determination – all traits that teachers at school seek to develop throughout children’s educational journeys,” he added. .

The championship is set to begin on Saturday with babies competing in the white, gray and yellow belt categories. On Sunday, juniors and teens will compete in the same three categories, as well as orange and green.

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