Abu Dhabi: The 15th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) will commence on November 1, 2023, at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City. The championship will run until November 10, 2023.
Under the patronage of Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, this edition marks the event’s 15th anniversary.
The largest and most prestigious jiu-jitsu event promises to be the grandest and most distinguished event in its history, building upon the resounding successes of the past 14 editions. This edition will witness the participation of an unprecedented 7,000 male and female athletes, including top-ranked champions hailing from 127 countries. Competitors will vie for a total prize purse of $815,740.
“Today, we celebrate fifteen years of success and excellence that have significantly elevated the global jiu-jitsu landscape. We are excited to extend a warm welcome to the international jiu-jitsu community in the UAE and the World’s Jiu-Jitsu Capital, Abu Dhabi. Our commitment is to ensure that everyone enjoys the finest possible experience, from their arrival in the capital to their departure after the tournament’s conclusion,” Mr. Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Chairman of the Championship Organizing Committee remarked.
The championship runs from November 1 to 10, 2023, and includes the following events: the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Festival on November 1-2, the Para Jiu-Jitsu competitions on November 1, the Youth competitions on November 3-4, the Amateur on November 5, and the Masters competitions on November 6-7.
The pinnacle of the event is the Professional category competitions, featuring athletes of purple to black belts from November 8 to 10, followed by the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards ceremony on November 11.