The 2014 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship will be held on April 15-19, in Abi Dhabi, UAE.
The sixth edition of the event brings a few novelties.
For the first time, it’s going to be a 5-day event, with the first two days devoted to the Children’s Cup.
Another new feature is the venue, the Gulf Bank Arena, at Zayed Sports City.
According to the WPJJC, it’s a brand new arena built to become the “home of JiuJitsu” in the UAE.
The total prizes for this year’s event mount to AED 1,560,000 (US$ 424,000).
H.E. Abdulmunam Al Hashemi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Federation said aboutb the 2014 WPJJC; “Over the last five years this celebrated championship has showcased the most talented and exciting Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the world. It has placed the UAE at the heart of the sport and is firmly woven Jiu-Jitsu into the fabric of local society, connecting our community regardless of age or gender. Thanks to this championship, Abu Dhabi has emerged as a global capital for Jiu-Jitsu, respected, admired and loved by all who compete here. Each and every year the championship has grown and this year proves to be one of our most anticipated one yet. In April, not only we will proudly welcome the very best in the world to Abu Dhabi, we will warmly throw open the doors to our new home, the FGB Arena, an iconic venue fitted to host a ‘World Championship’. We’d encourage sports fans across the UAE to show their passion and support our local Jiu-Jitsu heroes as they fight for the pride of the nation.”
For more info on the WPJJC, go to uaejj.com