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Tokyo to host second leg of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World

posted on 09/10/2016: 1303 views



After an exceptionally successful two-day event in Los Angeles, USA last month, the most prestigious Jiu-Jitsu championship series in the world: Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour 2016-17 returns to Tokyo, Japan.

Some of the finest Jiu-jitsu players from across the world are preparing to campaign for their quest to glory at the state-of-the-art venue in Tokyo: Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama, on 23rd October.

Top international jiu-jitsu players who confirmed their participation to compete, include: the open weight world champion Mackenzie Dern, Igor Silva, Japanese stars Yoshi Suto and Joao Karaoke, Ricardo Evangelista, Tiago Bravo, Felipe Pena, Alexandre Ribeiro and Michael Musumeci.

Medals will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division. Prize money awarded will range from $500 to $2,000 in several categories, including Black Adult and Master; in the blue, purple, brown and black categories for both men and women.

The first-place winner in the respective weight categories of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam will receive 200 points, the second-place winner will receive 160 points and the third-place winner will receive 120 points. Fourth-place will receive 100 points, Fifth to Eight place will receive 80 points.

A trophy will be awarded to the best club as well and there's also a special award for the black belt adult division champions.

The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the official authority for Jiu-jitsu in the United Arab Emirates is proud to announce that, apart from the 12 international broadcasters which were brought on board at the start of the season to broadcast the championship series, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour 2016-17 will now also be streamed live on Abema TV [https://abema.tv/] in the Japan territory.

Commenting on the new AbemaTV deal, Mr. Tareq Al Bahri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam said, "We are very excited to bring Abema TV on board, who will be covering the event live from Tokyo. Abema TV is one of the biggest online platforms in Japan, their app has around 10 million downloads, more than any other OTT/internet on-line streaming platforms in Japan."

"This season we have focused on putting the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam on worldwide TV, with the vision to expose the sport of Jiu-Jitsu to the masses. I would like to say thank you to our broadcast partners, who have been very supportive.' "The art of Jiu-jitsu is all about technique and mental toughness, which is one of the reasons why it is such a thrilling and entertaining sport to watch. We are extremely proud of our UAE players and all others who have put a lot of hard work and dedication into their craft. I wish all fighters the best of luck in Tokyo," he added. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) http://www.wam.ae/en/news/sports-emirates/1395300905292.html



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