ABU DHABI, Oct. 28, 2022 (WAM) — The Jiu-Jitsu World Championships kicks off tomorrow, Oct. 29, in Abu Dhabi, with an 11-day event featuring under-16 competitions and an opening ceremony.

Gathering more than 2,000 athletes from 70 countries, the 27th Championship was held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed bin Zayed, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office. It will be held in the UAE capital. It will be held until November 8, 2022 for the third consecutive year.

Youssef Al Batran, Director of the United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), thanked UAE leaders for their support of Jiu-Jitsu and the sport in general. “The return of the Championship for the third year in a row demonstrates Abu Dhabi’s extraordinary ability to host the biggest events and tournaments in a way that is a model for other event organizations around the world.”

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