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Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2014 hailed as best yet

19 Apr 2014

Held under the Patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, at First Gulf Bank (FGB) Arena, the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2014 proved a categorical success with packed grandstands, podiums and some of the finest examples of on-mat competition seen anywhere in the world.

Celebrating its sixth edition under the theme ‘One World One Fight’, the Championship provided the region and the world with an extraordinary show of talent, skill and physical excellence. With more competitors, more categories and, at AED1.61 million, a larger prize fund than ever before, the tournament was a gathering of the finest Jiu-Jitsu fighters on the planet going all out to claim what has undoubtedly become one of the most important titles in the sport.

The tournament also marked an important milestone for UAE Jiu-Jitsu, with Emirati fighters responding to the proud occasion by winning 26 medals in total, eight  gold, nine silver and nine bronze across a number classes; a best ever achievement against such a competitive field that has now pointed the way to future national glories on the international stage. Topping the results were local star Faisal Al Ketbi, winning the open Brown Belt title.

Central to the ongoing success of the competition has been the outstanding support of IPIC as the championship’s Official Sponsor. "I would like to thank His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his support of the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship that has made Abu Dhabi the global capital of Jiu Jitsu,” said His Excellency Khadem Abdula Al Qubaisi, Managing Director of IPIC, the Official Sponsor of the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation. "It has been a great honour for IPIC to have been involved in this prestigious championship that has set new heights for this venerable sport. IPIC remains committed to supporting Jiu Jitsu and empowering young Emiratis to compete at the local and international level, to make this country proud."

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  • Khadem Al Qubaisi at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2014
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  • Khadem Al Qubaisi with VIP Officials attending the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi with VIP Officials attending the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi with VIP Officials attending the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-jitsu Championship 2014
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  • Khadem Al Qubaisi with the adult winners of the Abu Dhabi WJJPC Khadem Al Qubaisi with the adult winners of the Abu Dhabi WJJPC Khadem Al Qubaisi with the adult winners of the Abu Dhabi WJJPC
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  • Khadem Al Qubaisi with the youth winners of the Abu Dhabi WJJPC Khadem Al Qubaisi with the youth winners of the Abu Dhabi WJJPC Khadem Al Qubaisi with the youth winners of the Abu Dhabi WJJPC
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi at the official sponsorship signing ceremony Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi at the official sponsorship signing ceremony Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi at the official sponsorship signing ceremony
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi signing the sponsorship agreement Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi signing the sponsorship agreement Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi signing the sponsorship agreement
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi shaking hands during the signing ceremony Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi shaking hands during the signing ceremony Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi shaking hands during the signing ceremony
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi after signing the sponsorship agreement Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi after signing the sponsorship agreement Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi after signing the sponsorship agreement
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi exchanging the signed sponsorship agreement Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi exchanging the signed sponsorship agreement Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi exchanging the signed sponsorship agreement
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi upon signing the sponsorship agreement Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi upon signing the sponsorship agreement Khadem Al Qubaisi and Abdulmonem Al Hashemi upon signing the sponsorship agreement
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi presenting a token of appreciation to Abdulmonem Al Hashemi, UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation Chairman. Khadem Al Qubaisi presenting a token of appreciation to Abdulmonem Al Hashemi, UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation Chairman. Khadem Al Qubaisi presenting a token of appreciation to Abdulmonem Al Hashemi, UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation Chairman.
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014
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  • Khadem Al Qubaisi  at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi  at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC with the Jiu jitsu representitves in a friendly setting prior to the event start. Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC with the Jiu jitsu representitves in a friendly setting prior to the event start. Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC with the Jiu jitsu representitves in a friendly setting prior to the event start.
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014 Khadem Al Qubaisi Managing Director of IPIC at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2014
  • Khadem Al Qubaisi accepting a token of appreciation from Abdulmonem Al Hashemi, UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation Chairman. Khadem Al Qubaisi accepting a token of appreciation from Abdulmonem Al Hashemi, UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation Chairman. Khadem Al Qubaisi accepting a token of appreciation from Abdulmonem Al Hashemi, UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation Chairman.