Jiu Jitsu’s popularity continues to rise in the UAE

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Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice President of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), has predicted a spurt in the popularity of the sport following its successful debut in the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament.

With competition for gold medals in 29 different categories, the first edition of the NAS Jiu-Jitsu Championship attracted more than 400 participants from many different nationalities and Al Dhaheri was impressed with the quality of the competition and turnout.

“The Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament, organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has risen from the local stage to become a truly international event,” said Al Dhaheri.

“It keeps growing stronger and stronger with every passing year and we, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, are proud to be a part of this tournament and I believe our partnership with the Organising Committee of NAS will give Jiu-Jitsu a boost, expanding the base of the sport and increasing the number of participants.
“This year we had more than 400 participants and I am confident we will see bigger numbers in the next edition because the number of people joining this sport keeps increasing significantly every year.

“So we are looking forward to the next edition of the NAS Sports Tournament. Participating in this tournament has been and will continue to be on the agenda of the UAEJJF. We at the Federation want to take Jiu-Jitsu to every home and every family in the UAE, and the NAS Sports Tournament will be one of our main partners in this endeavour.”

Meanwhile, in the NAS Padel Championship, the pair of Mohammed Al Mansouri and Saeed Al Marri will take on Abdullah Ahli and Mohammed Ahli in the final of the UAE Nationals category.

In the semi-finals on Friday night, Al Mansouri and Al Marri defeated Abdullah Amiri and Majed Al Falasi 6-0, 6-1, while Abdullah and Mohammed Ahli qualified at the expense of Sheikh Saeed Hasher and Omar Sharif, winning 6-1, 6-1.

JIU-JITSU RESULTS

JUVENILE GI MALE / BLUE / 50KG: 1-Ibrahim Al Dowais (UAE, Al Wasl Club); 2-Khaled Bin Shamlam (UAE); 3-Sari Alktebi (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club)

JUVENILE GI MALE / BLUE / 60KG: 1-Ali Al Ghaithi (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 2-Suroor Al Kaabi (UAE, Military High School Al Ain Team); 3-Mohammed Al Assri Al Mansoori (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club)

JUVENILE GI MALE / BLUE / 73KG: 1-Mohammed Al Mansoori (UAE, Commando Group); 2-Kian Shamsaee (Norway, Team Nogueira Dubai); 3-Mohammed Al Menhali (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club)

JUVENILE GI MALE / BLUE / 94KG: 1-Salem Mubarak Al Daheri (UAE, Ajyal Academy); 2-Basel Abdo (Palestine, Team Gladiators).

JUVENILE GI FEMALE / BLUE / JUVENILE / 44KG: 1-Meera Khalifa Al Rashedi (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 2-Shamma Al Memari (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 3-Salamah Al Mansoori (UAE, Madinat Zayed Al Dhafra Club).

JUVENILE GI FEMALE / BLUE / JUVENILE / 52KG: 1-Mahra Al Hinaai (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 2-Nada Al Suwaidi (UAE, Al Wahda Club Jiu-Jitsu Academy); 3-Souq Abdallah Salin (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club)

JUVENILE GI FEMALE / BLUE / JUVENILE / 63KG: 1-Bashyer Al Matrooshi (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 2-Asma Al Hosani (UAE, Mirfa Al Dhafra Club); 3-Reem Al Mansoori (UAE, Al Wahda Club Jiu-Jitsu Academy)

JUVENILE GI FEMALE / BLUE / JUVENILE / 82KG: 1-Fatema Al Jallaf (UAE, Al Wahda Club Jiu-Jitsu Academy); 2-Amnaa Al Hammadi (UAE, Mirfa Al Dhafra Club); 3-Moza Nasser Al Mansoori (UAE, Madinat Zayed Al Dhafra Club)

FEMALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / ADULT / 55KG: 1-Maha Al Hinaai (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 2-Ashwaq Al Khoori (UAE, Al Wahda Club Jiu-Jitsu Academy); 3-Wadima Al Yafei (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club)

MALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / ADULT / 62KG: 1-Thiago Soares (Brazil, Checkmat International); Theyab Al Nuaimi (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 3-Zayed Al Katheeri (UAE, Al Jazira Jiu-Jitsu Club)

FEMALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / ADULT / 62KG: 1-Hessa Al Shamsi (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 2-Sandra Barbosa Pinheiro (Brazil, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club)

MALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / ADULT / 77KG: 1-Sami Bin Hariz (Yemen, Al Nasr Jiu Jitsu Academy); 2-Naser Al Breiki (UAE, AFNT); 3-Mohammed Al Menhali (UAE, Armed Force 5)

FEMALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / ADULT / 70KG: 1-Julieta Guzman (USA, Team Gladiators); 2-Hasa Saeed Al Mazrouei (UAE, Madinat Zayed Al Dhafra Club); 3-Asma Al Subaihi (UAE, Al Wahda Club Jiu-Jitsu Academy)

FEMALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / ADULT / 90KG: 1-Alia Al Nahawi (Palestine, Team Nogueira Dubai); 2-Dzhamilia Sheikhova (Russia, FBMA); 3-Juliana De Oliveira (Brazil, Team Nogueira Dubai)

MALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / ADULT / 94KG: 1-Arslan Annayev (Turkmenistan, Team Nogueira Dubai); 2-Ahmed Al Zoubi (Jordan, Team Gladiators); 3-Mohammed Mutie (Palestine, Team Gladiators)

MALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / ADULT / 110KG: 1-Makhmud Lechiev (Russia, Al Nasr Jiu Jitsu Academy); 2-Abdullah Al Kubaisi (UAE, Al Wahda Club Jiu-Jitsu Academy); 3-Saoud Naseer Ali (UAE, AFNT)

MALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / MASTER 1 / 62KG: 1-Haitham Hanawi (UAE, Armed Force 4); 2-Mohammed Karam Hassan (UAE, Al Jazira Jiu-Jitsu Club); 3-Awadh Alswidar (Yemen, Uaejj Team – Abu Dhabi Training Center)

MALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / MASTER 1 / 77KG: 1-Jasim Saeed (UAE, Armed Force 4); 2-Abdullah Mustafa (Jordan, Team Gladiators); 3-Mokhirkhodja Muminkhodjayev (Uzbekistan, Al Wasl Jiu-Jisu Club)

MALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / MASTER 1 / 94KG: 1-Saoud Al Hammadi (UAE, Al Jazira Jiu-Jitsu Club); 2-Ahmed Ibrahim (UAE, Armed Force 5); 3-Abdulla Al Kaabi (UAE, Armed Force 4)

MALE GI / BLUE & PURPLE / MASTER 1 / 110KG: 1-Khalid Al Kaabi (UAE, Al Jazira Jiu-Jitsu Club), 2-Mohammed Salem Al Shamsi (UAE, Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Club); 3-Kameel Al Blooshi (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club)

FEMALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / ADULT / 90KG: 1-Larissa Paes (Brazil, Palms Sports JJ Team), 2-Caroline Da Silva (Brazil, Uaejj Team – Al Ain)

MALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / ADULT / 62KG: 1-Wellington Lima (Brazil, AFNT); 2-Takahito Yoshioka (Japan, Tokushima Bjj)

MALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / ADULT / 77KG: 1-Adriano Araujo (Brazil, Armed Forces 2); 2-Talib Saleh (UAE, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club); 3-Magno Machado (Brazil, Uaejj Team – Training Hall)

MALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / ADULT / 94KG: 1-Matheus Godoy Romero (Brazil, Alliance); 2-Eduardo Machado (Brazil, AFNT); 3-Caio Pires (Brazil, AFNT)

MALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / ADULT / 110KG: 1-Raphael Souza (Brazil, AFNT); 2-Mansur Makhmakhanov (Uzbekistan, Team Nogueira Dubai); 3-Flavio Serafin (Brazil, AFNT)

MALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / MASTER 1 / 62KG: 1-Leandro Da Silva (Brazil, AFNT); 2-Edman Pole (Philippines, Team Nogueira Dubai); 3-Omar Sammie (Syria, Al Wasl Jiu-Jisu Club)

MALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / MASTER 1 / 77KG: 1-Marcelo Machado (Brazil, Armed Force 4); 2-Bruno Maio (Brazil, AFNT); 3-Breno Lima (Brazil, AFNT)

MALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / MASTER 1 / 94KG: 1-Celso De Campos Junior (Brazil, Uaejj Team – Training Hall); 2-Melksedec Franco (Brazil; AFNT); 3-Roberson Pujol (Brazil; Al Nasr Jiu Jitsu Academy)

MALE GI / BROWN & BLACK / MASTER 1 / 110KG: 1-Fabio Lima (Brazil); 2-Eric Oliveira (Brazil, Uaejj Team – Abu Dhabi Training Center); 3-Felipe Ferreira (Brazil, AFNT)

Source: Sport360.com

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