The 2020/2021 season opener of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour is less than 20 days away. As Miami prepares to welcome the Jiu-Jitsu community on September 27, the number of athletes already registered to compete keeps growing. The final registration deadline is September 19. Click here to sign up now.
The ADGS Miami will feature some of the biggest names in the sport today. Jiu-Jitsu stars are treating the event in Florida as their first opportunity to compete at the highest level since March, when the Covid19 pandemic closed down competitions all over the world.
A quick look on the registration list finds important names such as:
Adult Male Black Belt
55kg – Jonas Andrade, Kalel Santos, Lucas Pinheiro
62kg – Hiago George, Bebeto Oliveira, Diego Batista
69kg – Thiago Macedo, Kim Terra, Kennedy Maciel
77kg – Marcio Andre, Michael Liera Jr, Jonatha Alves
85kg – Ronaldo Junior, Nisar Loynab, Guthierry Barbosa
94kg – Nathan Mendelsohn, Aaron Johnson
120kg – Max Gimenes, Devhonte Johnson
Adult Female Brown/Black Belt
49kg – Jessa Khan, Sarah Takushi
55kg – Eliana Karauni, Thamires Aquino
62kg – Alexa Yanes, Elizabeth Exell, Woods Heather
70kg – Maria Malyjasiak, Nicholle Stoller, Emilli Silva
95kg – Gabrieli Pessanha, Kylie Villicano, Talita Rezende
NEW! AJP Tour Podcast Episode #1 – Will Safford talks frankly with black belt phenomenon Isaac Doederlein
The AJP Tour is launching an exclusive podcast to bring Jiu-Jitsu fans closer to the biggest names of the sport.
On Episode 1, Presenter Will Safford meets up with black belt phenomenon Isaac Doederlein.
They talk about Isaac’s campaigns both in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour and the Abu Dhabi King of Mats in the 2019/2020 season.
One of the most exciting competitors in Jiu-Jitsu today, Doederlein gives a valuable insight into his lifestyle and training routine.
Will also talks about all the latest news on the AJP Tour like the kickoff of the 2020/2021 season, the AJP’s Health Guidelines for events, the new dates for the 2020 ADWPJJC and much more.
Watch here Episode 1 of the AJP Tour Podcast.
Link for video: https://youtu.be/nkdCXM7esQE
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Awards Hall celebrates the heroes that made history in the AJP Tour
The AJP has launched an all-time awards hall to celebrate the legacy of the heroes who made history in the tour since 2009. In a collective effort to recover the memory of the tournaments held all over the world in the past decade, the AJP has listed all champions and award winners.
The AJP Awards Hall lists the gold medalists of all Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships (ADWPJJC) since 2009 as well as the champions in all Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour events since the debut season of 2015/2016. The Hall also lists the winners of Best of the Season Awards since the 2016/2017 season.
The AJP has chosen to celebrate the athletes that have achieved especially outstanding results.
The Golden Slam Champions are those who won all ADGS events in one same season and also the ADWPJJC gold medal in the same season.
The Super Slam Champions are those who won all ADGS events in one same season.
Click here to travel back in the history of the AJP champions.
AJP Launches Health and Safety Guide for 2020/2021 season events
The AJP is working tirelessly to guarantee the safest environment possible for athletes, officials, referees and all of those involved in its events when the 2020/2021 season starts. That’s why the AJP has put together a comprehensive guide that sets rules and regulations for each event to happen in the safest way possible.
According to the AJP Events Safety Procedure Guidelines, all of those involved in the events will be asked to wear personal protective equipment like masks and gloves and also practice social distancing before and after matches.
Click here to access the complete guide.
AJP Tour National and International Events ready to go
The 2020/2021 season is coming in hot. Events are popping up all over the world as Jiu-Jitsu returns. The following months will feature a series of stops on the tour scheduled for Europe, South America and Asia.
AJP Tour International Pro Odesa – September 12, 2020
AJP Tour International Pro Zurich – September 12, 2020
AJP Tour International Pro Moscow – September 13, 2020
AJP Tour International Pro Almere – September 19, 2020
AJP Tour National Pro Hungary – October 03, 2020
AJP Tour International Pro Lviv – October 10, 2020
AJP Tour National Pro Germany – October 17, 2020
AJP Tour International Pro Seoul – October 18, 2020
AJP Tour International Pro Brasilia – October 18, 2020
Click here for more info and to register.