For more than ten years GRACIEMAG has been following Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed’s passion for Jiu-Jitsu.
His passion for the gentle art is so intense that it bore gigantic fruits like the ADCC and infected his brother, Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamad Bin Zayed – the one to provide the greatest incentive for Jiu-Jitsu projects in schools in the Emirates and professionalization of the sport through the Abu Dhabi Pro tournament.
Over the past ten years Tahnoon has provided his adoptive sons, then just kids who are now grown up in the army, with an intense training routine. These youths have conquered several medals in important tournaments from Japan to the USA. But, there was still one challenge left for the boys.
And it was on the evening of Saturday, the 28th, in Holland, at the Showtime MMA Gala event, that Hassan Alrumaithi, one of those adoptive sons of Tahnoon’s, needed exactly 28 seconds to sink a triangle on Dennis de Jong, Melvin Manhoef’s training partner, and prove that Tahnoon presented his country with the most effective fighting style invented by man.
Hassan is coached by Brazilian teachers on Emirates Team Alex Negao and Maiki Reiter.
(By: Mohamad Jehad – Emirates Team)