Abu Dhabi: The 15th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship has been officially inaugurated by Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
The Crown Prince attended the ceremony at the Mubadala Arena and met with young athletes who are competing across youth, professional, masters, and para-jiu-jitsu categories.
Sheikh Khaled praised the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, the event organizers, for offering a platform from which to promote jiu-jitsu and for implementing programs to develop the sport and nurture emerging talent.
The Crown Prince also emphasized the role of the event in further enhancing Abu Dhabi’s position as the global capital of jiu-jitsu and inspiring a new generation of athletes in the UAE to compete at the highest level.
The 15th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is taking place under the patronage of Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed. It is taking place until November 10, 2023. Around 7,000 male and female athletes from 127 countries will be participating in the international event.
The inauguration was attended by Sheikh Zayed bin Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohamed bin Saeed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Hamdan bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan; Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office; Mr. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism-Abu Dhabi; and Mr. Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi, Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation.