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SPORT & LEISURE - MARTIAL ARTS

UAE’s Faisal Al Ketbi eyeing more medals at Asian Beach Games

Posted on 06/09/2014

UAE's only black belt fighter Faisal Al Ketbi will be taking part in as many events as he can to prepare for the Asian Beach Games in Thailand. And there will be no dearth in competitions for the talented Emirati with the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation announcing a packed calendar for the 2014-15 season, on Tuesday. The UAE team will be participating in the 4th Asian Beach Games to be held in Phuket, Thailand in November and Al Ketbi sees it as a great opportunity to tune-up for the event. "I will ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. Jiu-Jitsu Federation announces four new events

Posted on 04/09/2014

"We have four new events this season. We want to spread the sport to every part of the U.A.E.,” Fahad Ali Al Shamsi, CEO of the U.A.E. Jiu-Jitsu Federation, told Khaleej Times. Abu Dhabi: More, the better. There will be four new events for Jiu-Jitsu fighters after the U.A.E. Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) officially unveiled the new calendar for the 2014-15 season. In an aim to spread the sport to every corner of the U.A.E., the UAEJJF announced competitions in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah. The ...  >>MORE

Shinya Aoki retains ONE FC world title

Posted on 01/09/2014

Shinya Aoki retained his ONE FC Lightweight World Championship while Ben Askren and Narantungalag Jamdambaa emerged as new world champions in the welterweight and featherweight divisions respectively in the ‘Reign of Champions' mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Friday night. This was Singapore headquartered ONE Fighting Championship's (ONE FC) inaugural venture here and the biggest ever MMA championship programme in the region. Aoki showed Dubai what his ...  >>MORE

One FC hope to tap UAE’s MMA boom with Dubai event

Posted on 29/08/2014

The Singapore-based mixed martial arts organisation One Fighting Championship (One FC) may be breaking new ground on Friday, but vice president Rich Franklin is confident that the "Reign of Champions” event in Dubai is the first of many this region will host. Franklin is a UFC middleweight champion, but he is now experiencing the workings of the MMA industry from outside the cage. "This is the first time I have been on the executive side of the organisation, so it's difficult to compare [to ...  >>MORE

Brilliant Sheikh Tariq brings laurels to U.A.E.

Posted on 11/08/2014

The U.A.E. has pioneered many international jiu-jitsu events in the recent past and perhaps one of the first big milestones for the home bred jiu-jitsukas was when Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal bin Khalid Al Qasimi finished second in an event featuring some of the leading names in the world in Rio de Janeiro, which ended during the weekend. During the same event, Sheikh Tariq earned a higher degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, becoming only the third Emirati to achieve this distinction. Abu ...  >>MORE

Largest MMA event in history comes to Dubai

Posted on 10/08/2014

One Fighting Championship (ONE FC) has added another four bouts to 'ONE FC: Reign of Champions', set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on August 29. The event is set to be the largest in mixed martial arts history and will feature multiple ONE FC World Championship bouts. ONE FC Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki will make the first defence of his title since winning it in April 2013 against Kotetsu Boku. This time he will take on veteran Kamal Shalorus of Iran. MMA ...  >>MORE

Emirati Faisal Al Ketbi ready to test himself among jiu-jitsu black belt elite

Posted on 21/05/2014

Faisal Al Ketbi, one of the star names of UAE jiu-jitsu, is gearing up for his biggest challenge. The Emirati has been conferred to black belt, which means he will be able to brush shoulders with the likes of the Brazilian world champions Marcos Almeida and Rodolfo Vieira. "The black belt is a new beginning for me. To fight in the black-belt division has always been my long-term ambition,” Al Ketbi said. "To win gold medals in the blue, purple and brown-belt categories in the world pro event ...  >>MORE

Global Fighting Championship comes to town

Posted on 19/05/2014

Preparations are on in full swing to host the inaugural Global Fighting Championship (GFC) to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on May 29. Organised by Golden Cage Promotions and Events in association with Dubai Sports Council, the GFC will consist of seven fights with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champions aiming to win a place in the GFC Grand Prix, as well as a four-man tournament to win the ultimate cash prize of Dh1 million. The GFC is a world-class international event bringing ...  >>MORE

UAE wins Silver and two Bronze at Judo Championship in Egypt

Posted on 28/04/2014

Sharm El-Sheikh: The UAE has won a silver and two bronze medals in the Arab Youth Judo Championships which began in Egypt last week. Khalifa Al Hosani won second place, picking up a silver medal for the under 66 kg category in the 'Judo for Peace' contest. 16-year-old Al Hosani also came third in another category while another Emirati competitor, Salem Al Naqbi, picked up a bronze medal during the competitions. Meanwhile, the Tunisian team took silver and the Egyptian team picked up the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed receives Jiu Jitsu Champions

Posted on 22/04/2014

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has received gold medal winners at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship which was held recently at the FGB Arena. The gold medalists were accompanied by Abdulmunem Al Hashemi, Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and President of the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Union. Sheikh Mohamed praised the performance of the UAE team which led them to collect ...  >>MORE

Al Ketbi lights up UAE spirits at Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Posted on 20/04/2014

Held under the patronage of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the conclusion of the championship saw award-winning displays of athleticism as the top Jiu–Jitsu fighters from around the world competed for the title of best professional jiu-jitsu fighter in their belt category. UAE Jiu-Jitsu fighters carried on the tradition of stunning local crowds as they secured a World Championship Belt in the male ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship: The UAE’s Faisal Al-Ketbi strikes gold

Posted on 18/04/2014

The sixth edition of Abu Dhabi's World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship got underway in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, with local hero Faisal Al-Ketbi securing gold in the brown belt 100 kg category. The first day of the competition saw fighters compete in a variety of categories for each belt division. The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship has become one of the premier jiu-jitsu competitions in the world, with this year's edition seeing more than 2,500 fighters from around the ...  >>MORE

Nahyan bin Zayed attends opening of Jiu-Jitsu championship

Posted on 18/04/2014

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council today attended the opening of the sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The 2014 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is being organised at Zayed Sports City under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

UFC announce major expansion in Middle East

Posted on 13/03/2014

The UFC will return to the Middle East on Friday, April 11, at Abu Dhabi's entertainment hotspot Yas Island, for the second of six Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Fight Night events to take place in 2014. The partnership will see at least five regional events staged in the next two years. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's premier mixed martial arts organisation, has announced a major expansion into the Middle East after entering into an exclusive partnership with ...  >>MORE

Emirati girls taking up jiu-jitsu in public schools more than ever

Posted on 03/03/2014

Within five minutes, Reem Al Falahi had her opponent right where she wanted – defeated flat on a mat. The 15-year-old pumped her fists in the air and smiled triumphantly as she turned her attention to the fervent girls, mums and coaches in the stands cheering her victory. Reem was one of 180 girls to take part in the Jiu-Jitsu Regional Championship last month at the Fatima bint Mubarak Gym. Also held in Al Ain and Al Gharbiya, the competition attracted three times as many girls as it did ...  >>MORE

Tariq bin Fasel Al Qasimi wins European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Posted on 29/01/2014

Sheikh Tariq bin Fasel Al Qasimi has won the European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship, heavyweight division, after defeating German rival Andreas Argubi in the final round brown belt, adding a new achievement to the UAE's sports accolades. The three-day tournament was organised in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 24th to the 27th of January under the supervision of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Sheikh Tariq bin Fasel Al Qasimi demonstrated outstanding abilities during the competition ...  >>MORE

UAE won presidency of Asian Jiu Jitsu Union

Posted on 13/01/2014

Abdulmuniem Al Hashmi, the President of the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation, has won Asia's top post of the Asian Jiu Jitsu Union (AJJU), adding another feather in the UAE's cap of sports achievements. The UAE contestant won the elections on Sunday by acclamation after all Asian Jiu Jitsu bodies selected the UAE to host the seat of the new federation in the hope the UAE would take the martial art to new heights. Delegates held the view that the UAE deserved to host the headquarter of the new ...  >>MORE

Emirati jiu-jitsu champ hopes others will follow in his footsteps

Posted on 07/01/2014

An Emirati martial arts champion is hoping his success will inspire others to take up the sport. Sheikh Saqer Al Qasimi, 25, was part of a seven-man team that won first place at the International Gulf Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Kuwait City at the end of last month. He defeated competitors from Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar to win a gold medal in the white belt under-85 kilos category. The team won nine medals – six gold, one silver and two bronze. Sheikh Saqer took up jiu-jitsu last ...  >>MORE

Judo Championship to kick-start on Friday

Posted on 06/01/2014

As many as 380 fighters representing 16 clubs across the UAE will gather next Friday for the third Judo Championship in Abu Dhabi, jointly organised by the UAE Wrestling, Judo, and Kick Boxing Federation and the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). Mohamed bin Tha'loob Al Derai, President of the Federation, said the third edition was named the IPIC Judo Championship in implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two sides to promote the martial art nationwide. ...  >>MORE

ADNEC gears up to host Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Prix 2013

Posted on 22/11/2013

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) will welcome some of the world's leading exponents of judo when the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Prix 2013 gets underway in the UAE capital tomorrow (22 November). Organised by the UAE Federation for Wrestling, Judo and Kickboxing, the event will run until 23 November. Held for the fifth time, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, the event will ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed greets winning UAE team

Posted on 24/09/2013

General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Monday at Al Bahr Palace the UAE winning team of the Arabian Gulf Jiu-jitsu Cup, which Abu Dhabi hosted recently, as part of his support for achievements made by UAE sportsmen. The champions were accompanied by Abdul Moneim Hashim, Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Sheikh Mohamed praised the UAE team for winning the first position and appreciated the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed congratulates Jiu-Jistu champions

Posted on 22/09/2013

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has congratulated the UAE national Jiu-Jitsu team on winning a large number of gold and silver medals at Arabian Gulf Jiu-Jitsu Cup Open which was concluded yesterday in Abu Dhabi. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed congratulated each of the UAE players in a direct phone call at the conclusion of the competitions. He hailed the excellent performance of the team at the competitions ...  >>MORE

Participants from 19 countries to compete in Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Cup

Posted on 21/05/2013

Over 700 competitors are expected to participate in the second edition of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Cup which will take place from May 31 to June 2 at Al Jazira indoor stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) announced on Monday. Participants including both female and male fighters representing more than 19 countries will take part in the event. The breakdown will be 200 professional male and female competitors, 500 young school students, in addition to participation of six young ...  >>MORE

UAE fighters put up best-ever performance

Posted on 16/04/2013

After four days of thrilling action, Abu Dhabi emerged as the global capital for Jiu-Jitsu. Held under the Patronage of General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship proved a resounding success with packed grandstands, podiums and some of the finest examples of on-mat competition seen anywhere in the world. Hundreds of the ...  >>MORE

Al Ketbi wins gold medal at Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Posted on 14/04/2013

General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended on Friday part of the World Profession Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2013, being held at the Adnec. Also present were Shaikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development; Shaikh Khalid bin ...  >>MORE

Six Emirati school girls to participate in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Posted on 08/04/2013

Six Emirati girls from Abu Dhabi schools will participate in the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which will kick off next Wednesday. The event, which is held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will be held from 10-13th April 2013, at ADNEC - ICC Hall. 600 children from 28 schools in the UAE in addition to 50 children were invited from Brasil, US, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi International Sport Exhibition 2013 to kick off 9th April

Posted on 07/03/2013

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation announced the launch of the Abu Dhabi International Sport Exhibition (ADISE 2013), which represents one of the biggest sports show in the region starting April 9th. The event is held in collaboration with Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship one day ahead of the opening of Abu Dhabi World Professional ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host 2nd Middle East Kendo Competition

Posted on 21/02/2013

The 2nd Middle East Kendo Competition will take place next month with contenders from across the region descending on Dubai to compete for top honours. Hosted by the Dubai Kendo Club on March 1, the Middle East Kendo Competition will be held at the Emirates International School and will welcome practitioners from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait. It follows the inaugural 2010 event, also hosted by the Dubai Kendo Club, that proved a big success for regional kendoka, and organiser ...  >>MORE

UAE jiu-jitsu stars expected to dominate Gulf Open Cup

Posted on 29/01/2013

UAE national team expected to star in the inaugural Jiu-Jitsu Gulf Open Cup, to be held from January 31 to February 2. The UAE Wrestling, Judo & Kickboxing Federation confirmed on Sunday that some 600 competitors from over 20 countries will feature at the event. The team, which includes last year's World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship double gold medal winner Faisal Al Ketbi, are returning home today from the European Championships in time to take part in the event alongside several ...  >>MORE

Over 600 athletes in capital for Asian Jiu-Jitsu Open Cup

Posted on 18/10/2012

Some 657 athletes from 39 countries will gather in the UAE capital for the three-day Jiu-Jitsu Asian Open Cup which will start tomorrow with 402 kids (12 from UAE schools) competing on the first day at the UAE Wrestling, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu '&' Kick-Boxing Federation halls. Nearly 240 male athletes and 255 men and ladies of different weights and belts will participate in the second and third day respectively of the championship. Among the top UAE Jiu-Jitsu stars are Zayed Al Ka'abi who will ...  >>MORE

Russia, Brazil, France dominate Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Prix

Posted on 14/10/2012

Russia, Brazil and France dominated the 4th annual International Judo Federation's Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Prix, which ended last night at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The first gold medal was won by Kirill Voprosov, who defeated Uzbekistan's Sherali Juraev in the -90kg final. One match later, after Canada triumphed in the Women's -78kg final courtesy Catharine Roberge, world No2 Sergei Samoilovich boosted Russia's gold medal tally to four after defeating world No5 Ramziddin Sayidov ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi promises bigger and better Jiu-Jitsu championship

Posted on 13/09/2012

The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Committee (UAEJJC) have announced its local and international competition programme for the 2012-13 season, with the highlight being a bigger and better edition of the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (WPJJC), to be held again in the UAE capital. The fifth edition of WPJJC this year will include a record 28 trials worldwide to accommodate the increase in international competitors, with more than one trial to be held simultaneously over a seven-month period. Fourteen ...  >>MORE

London 2012: UAE judo star Al Derei feels like a winner already

Posted on 29/07/2012

UAE judoka Humaid Al Derei commences his Olympics journey today as he takes on Egyptian Ahmed Awad in the -66kg action at the ExCel's North Arena 2. The 21-year-old from Abu Dhabi is competing in his first Olympics and has been hampered by an eye illness that has resulted in a shorter than expected preparation period but Al Derei is proud of his progress in the sport, and is relieving himself from the pressure of high expectation. "Qualifying to the Games in itself is massive for me. That's ...  >>MORE

UAE fighter Mohammed Yahy all set for debut at DFC Fight Night

Posted on 07/06/2012

All eyes will be on Emirati fighter Mohammed Yahy on Friday night as he makes his amateur debut at the Dubai Fighting Championships (DFC) Fight Night. Yahy will be among the 14 relatively unknown local fighters putting their bodies on the line as MMA takes centre stage at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort in Dubai Marina. Yahy, "a young fighter with immense talent”, according to prominent local MMA journalist Ali Mokdad, will be looking to put on a show for his home crowd as he takes on ...  >>MORE

Fair philosophy for Emirates' lone fighter at London 2012

Posted on 02/05/2012

Pursuit of his Olympic dream has not kept Humaid Al Derei from also continuing to work toward his future in the medical field, writes Amith Passela. Photos by Lee Hoagland Humaid Al Derei will not arrive unprepared at the London 2012 Olympics. The 20-year-old Emirati will be only the second judoka to represent the UAE at the Summer Games, and he is putting himself through a punishing schedule that sees him train for two-and-a-half hours, five days a week at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club. He ...  >>MORE

Emiratis in medal haul but Brazilians dominate Jiu-Jitsu Championships

Posted on 16/04/2012

It was practically Brazil against Brazil in the finals of the three-day Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2012, which came to a close last night at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The South American nation's Rodolfo Vieira Srour – who earlier won gold in the Black Belt Under 94kg final – had little to do to later clinch the Absolute Division belt for his performance in the Black Belt Open Weight category against Andre Galvao, a feat he has achieved once already in ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed attends World Junior Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Posted on 13/04/2012

His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, witnessed yesterday the World Junior Jiu-Jitsu Championship for under 17 which is being staged in parallel with the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship over three days at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) Abu Dhabi is hosting the World Cup for Jiu-Jitsu professionals, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed as part of International Sports ...  >>MORE

Tips from Brazilian master Renzo Gracie will spur on UAE fighters

Posted on 11/04/2012

Members of the national team could have a Brazilian master in their corner when the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship begins Thursday. Renzo Gracie, a member of the Gracie jiu-jitsu dynasty, is scheduled to attend the tournament and that should provide encouragement for the UAE fighters. Members of the team have had extensive training at Gracie's famed New York academy in their preparations for the championship. "We are better prepared than the previous years," the ...  >>MORE

UAE national karate champion is 14 but aiming for the stars

Posted on 20/06/2011

If Khalifa Al Abbar wants to achieve his ambition of being a karate world champion by the age of 18 then something is going to have to give in the 14 year old's hectic schedule. For when he is not playing the leader in classroom team activities, participating in public speaking competitions or riding in equestrian endurance events, he trains in shotokan karate at Al Shabab Club - a discipline in which he has already won a number of medals. He is the UAE national champion as well as being ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Maitha wins taekwondo competition

Posted on 11/03/2011

Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, captain of the UAE taekwondo team, won the gold in the Open Category of the over 73-kg in the GCC Women's Games in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Sheikha Maitha was in a class of her own against Oman's Niven Khalfan, winning 12-4 in her first bout, before defeating Kuwaiti champion Hamayel Gazi Al Yagoot 6-1. – Gulf News ...  >>MORE

Women Sports Committee hails Sheikha Maitha's election as World Karate Federation Athletes Commission's chair

Posted on 09/11/2010

The UAE Women Sports Committee expressed appreciation of the election of Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as chairperson of the World Karate Federation Athletes Commission for a 4-year term. Noura Al-Suwaidi, Director General of General Women's Union (GWU) and chairperson of UAE Women Sports Committee said the achievement is a significant step for UAE women. She noted the unlimited support provided to women by H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's ...  >>MORE

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UAE’s Faisal Al Ketbi eyeing more medals at Asian Beach Games


U.A.E. Jiu-Jitsu Federation announces four new events


Shinya Aoki retains ONE FC world title


One FC hope to tap UAE’s MMA boom with Dubai event


Brilliant Sheikh Tariq brings laurels to U.A.E.


Largest MMA event in history comes to Dubai


Emirati Faisal Al Ketbi ready to test himself among jiu-jitsu black belt elite


Global Fighting Championship comes to town


UAE wins Silver and two Bronze at Judo Championship in Egypt


Mohammed bin Zayed receives Jiu Jitsu Champions


Al Ketbi lights up UAE spirits at Jiu-Jitsu Championship


Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship: The UAE’s Faisal Al-Ketbi strikes gold


Nahyan bin Zayed attends opening of Jiu-Jitsu championship


UFC announce major expansion in Middle East


Emirati girls taking up jiu-jitsu in public schools more than ever


Tariq bin Fasel Al Qasimi wins European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship


UAE won presidency of Asian Jiu Jitsu Union


Emirati jiu-jitsu champ hopes others will follow in his footsteps


Judo Championship to kick-start on Friday


ADNEC gears up to host Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Prix 2013


Mohamed bin Zayed greets winning UAE team


Mohammed bin Zayed congratulates Jiu-Jistu champions


Participants from 19 countries to compete in Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Cup


UAE fighters put up best-ever performance


Al Ketbi wins gold medal at Jiu-Jitsu Championship


Six Emirati school girls to participate in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship


Abu Dhabi International Sport Exhibition 2013 to kick off 9th April


Dubai to host 2nd Middle East Kendo Competition


UAE jiu-jitsu stars expected to dominate Gulf Open Cup


Over 600 athletes in capital for Asian Jiu-Jitsu Open Cup


Russia, Brazil, France dominate Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Prix


Abu Dhabi promises bigger and better Jiu-Jitsu championship


London 2012: UAE judo star Al Derei feels like a winner already


UAE fighter Mohammed Yahy all set for debut at DFC Fight Night


Fair philosophy for Emirates' lone fighter at London 2012


Emiratis in medal haul but Brazilians dominate Jiu-Jitsu Championships


Mohammed bin Zayed attends World Junior Jiu-Jitsu Championship


Tips from Brazilian master Renzo Gracie will spur on UAE fighters


UAE national karate champion is 14 but aiming for the stars


Sheikha Maitha wins taekwondo competition


Women Sports Committee hails Sheikha Maitha's election as World Karate Federation Athletes Commission's chair