Al Wahda, Baniyas, and Al Ain are in the fray for the prestigious championship that is slated to be held on February 25 at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
The third and final round of the prestigious Jiu-Jitsu President’s Cup will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at the Tennis Court in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, with Al Wahda Jiu-Jitsu Club, Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club, and Baniyas Jiu-Jitsu Club battling for ultimate supremacy as the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (UAEJJF) 2019-2020 season begins to wind down.
In the second round of the Jiu-Jitsu President’s Cup held at Ruwais, Baniyas Jiu-Jitsu Club’s dominating performances saw them clinch top spot while Al Ain Jiu-Jitsu Club finished second followed by Al Wahda Club. The three clubs will once again resume their fierce rivalry as Abu Dhabi readies for a glittering culmination to the 2019-2020 edition of the Jiu-Jitsu President’s Cup.
The final round of the Jiu-Jitsu President’s Cup, the premier men’s only domestic championship, will be contested in two categories – under-18 and seniors. The final round of the President’s Cup will begin at 5.30 pm in the evening on February 25 with the weigh-in for competitors scheduled to run from 4-5 pm on the same day.
H.E. Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice President of the UAEJJF, said that the final round of the Jiu-Jitsu President’s Cup would be a spectacle full of riveting action with all three clubs putting everything on the line to claim one of the UAE’s most prestigious Jiu-Jitsu titles. “We have seen a high level of technical ability and passion on the mat over the first two rounds of the Jiu-Jitsu President’s Cup and we expect the athletes to take their intensity up a notch with this prestigious title at stake. This Championship has had a proud history of providing valuable exposure to UAE’s Jiu-Jitsu athletes and has consistently pushed athletes to better themselves on the mat which in turn has had a direct effect on their performances on the international arena.”
Faisal Al Kitbi, the 2019 World Champion in the 94 kg category, said that this tournament was extremely close to his heart and he had put himself through a special training programme in order to prepare himself thoroughly for the final round. “Doing well at the Jiu-Jitsu President’s Cup is something I am very serious about. This tournament has a lot of prestige attached to it and all of us at the Baniyas Jiu-Jitsu Club are focussed on winning this title which would go a long way in cementing our reputation as one of the premier Jiu-Jitsu clubs in the UAE.”