UAE National Team sets sights on Jiu-Jitsu Asian Youth Championship title. ACTION UAE

The Jiu-Jitsu National Team is in the final stage of preparations for the eighth Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship, which will take place at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi from 3-8 May. The event, organised by the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union and hosted by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, will also feature the inaugural Jiu-Jitsu Asian Youth Championship, a dedicated competition for athletes under 21, 18, and 16 years of age.

With over 1,500 competitors from across Asia, including male and female athletes, expected to participate in the week-long Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship spectacle, approximately 700 contenders will compete in the youth competitions, representing 25 countries.

The UAE national team is among the top contenders for the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Youth Championship as well, and they are building upon their title-winning performances in the JJIF Youth World Championship in 2023. Under the supervision of a dedicated technical team and coaches, the team members are currently focused on physical and mental readiness to compete at the highest levels.

UAE NAtional team members are currently focused on physical and mental readiness. ACVTION UAE
UAE NAtional team members are currently focused on physical and mental readiness. ACVTION UAE

Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, expressed confidence in the team’s capabilities: "Our athletes are confident to deliver performances consistent with the UAE’s achievements over the years. With recent successes at the JJIF Youth World Championship in Kazakhstan and the inaugural Gulf Youth Games in the UAE, our team is well-prepared to uphold our legacy of excellence."

Ibrahim Al Hosani, coach of the youth national team, emphasised the team's rigorous preparation: "We have been intensively preparing for weeks, culminating in a specialised training camp at Mubadala Arena. Our training programme has focused on ensuring both male and female players reach peak competitiveness, addressing technical, physical, and psychological aspects."

"The dedication and determination of our team members are commendable. I have full confidence in their abilities and believe they are well-equipped to clinch victory," Al Hosani added.