From takedowns to titles, the Challenge Jiu-Jitsu Festival is coming!


Abu Dhabi is all set to set the scene at Mubadala Arena this 26 May

Right from the participants to their parents, all of Abu Dhabi is buzzing in anticipation of the Challenge Jiu-Jitsu Festival!

Scheduled for 26-28 May, it’s about to be an action-packed weekend at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City.

The second of the four festival rounds in the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s action-packed season calendar promises to be bigger, better and more competitive, with players aged 4-17 from various clubs and academies vying for glory and prizes.

Fahad Ali Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the UAE and Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federations, said, “The Challenge Jiu-Jitsu Championship is one of the highlights of our season calendar, as it showcases the best and brightest talents in the country and promotes the sport’s values and principles. We are proud of our young athletes, and we believe that they represent the future of jiu-jitsu in the UAE.”

Al Shamsi added that the Challenge Festival aims to expand the base of practitioners and inspire more people to embrace jiu-jitsu as a way of life.

Registration for the three-day event is still open, and interested participants need to register before 22 May to secure their participation.



26-28 May


Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City


For registration and more information, visit events.uaejjf.org/en/event/296

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