The AJP Tour International Jiu-Jitsu Championship is won by Sharjah Self-Defense Sports Club

At the moment, the Al Nasr Club in Dubai is hosting the AJP Tour Dubai International Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2023 - Gi, which is showcasing athletes from different clubs and academies around the globe in an electrifying display.

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The championship's opening two days were marked by passionate and intensely competitive matches, which raised the energy of the occasion.

The kids, babies, and junior divisions saw tight competition on day one, with Sharjah Self-Defence Sports Club taking first place. With impressive performance, Palms Sports Academy took second place, followed by the deservingly third-placed ADMA Academy.

Day two's teenagers, youth, and masters divisions featured fierce competitions, as Sharjah Self-Defense once more took first place.

Second and third place went to Commando Group and AFNT, respectively.

The weekend was thrilling and dramatic for Sharjah Self Defence, who scored an astounding 46,720 points. They displayed extraordinary talent and persistent resolve, which led to a stunning accomplishment of 56 gold, 42 silver, and 33 bronze medals.

The Sharjah Club for Self-Defense Sports' Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Owais, expressed happiness over the outcome.

Winners with Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, Deputy Chairman of UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, during the presentation ceremony.
Winners with Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, Deputy Chairman of UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, during the presentation ceremony.

"Our players played brilliantly, and the results were outstanding. I want to thank the team and the coach for this fantastic accomplishment," he continued.

Participants in each category compete to win the top spot, which earns them 600 raking points, in what is regarded as one of the most important tournaments conducted by Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP) in numerous nations worldwide.

These points help them qualify for the renowned Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards at the end of the season as well as the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC).

The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation board member Youssef Abdullah Al Batran stressed the prominence of AJP competitions in the world of sporting events.

"AJP has a wealth of experience in planning tournaments in major cities and capitals throughout the world, bringing together the best players to cap off their seasons by competing in the ADWPJJC and the Abu Dhabi award, which stand for the highest distinctions in the sport. These competitions are essential to the growth and advancement of local athletes because they give them the chance to interact with accomplished and renowned foreign competitors.

The Al Wahda Jiu-Jitsu Academy's coach for the Infants and Junior divisions, Rafael Guedes, emphasised the chances for development presented by AJP competitions.

He emphasised that these competitions expose young champions to intense settings, fervent audiences, and thrilling challenges that boost their self-awareness and hone their abilities. He also added that the invaluable experience gained during competitions equips them to perform under pressure and explore novel strategies, contributing to their development as athletes.

The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation's Deputy Chairman, Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, thanked the victors and presented the medals.

The father of Hassan and Abdullah, Abdul Rahman Hassan Al Menhali, described how jiu-jitsu has changed his children's lives by fostering traits like tenacity, tenacity, and the quest of winning. Menhali was able to take wonderful images of his kids accepting their awards while they were on the podium.

In the Masters 1 brown belt division, Johnny Rodrigues of Colombia, representing the Commando Group Academy, won the gold medal with a weight of 94 kg. He expressed admiration for the championship's world-class standards and excellent administration, which consistently inspire competitors to offer their best. Due to the wide collection of world winners it draws, "winning in the UAE carries a higher prestige than any other tournament," he noted.

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