Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo 2016 – Fight Week Schedule

Fight Network Staff / October 21, 2016 - 11:49am

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Tokyo, Japan, 21 October 2016: Over 500 jiu-jitsu players from around the world have registered to compete at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour in Tokyo, Japan, taking place on Sunday 23rd October 2016 at the Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama.

Some of the highest participating countries [in terms of number of players] include: 196 Japanese players, 166 Brazilian players, 36 USA players, 16 Korean players, 19 Australian players, 16 French players and 21 players from the UAE.  All the players are traveling from their respective countries to compete in Tokyo, Japan.

The registered players include: 91 Black Belt players, 460 male players and 47 female players.

“The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour originated from the capital of the United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi. Now they are here in Tokyo and every tournament has been bigger, more exciting, with more participants than the previous one”. Said United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Japan, His Excellency Khaled Omran Al Ameri.

“The expectation is high, but we are very confident that this event here in Tokyo will be a special one. We would like to thank all the people who supported us and made this event a reality. We would like to thank our Japanese friends for hosting this great event here in this great city of Tokyo and we look forward to the good results of all the teams” Said United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Japan, His Excellency Khaled Omran Al Ameri.

Weigh-ins for all the players competing at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, Tokyo will take place on Saturday 22nd October [17:00pm to 19:00pm], October at the Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama

A Referees rules course will be held on Saturday 22nd October [13:00PM to 15:00PM] at Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama [Budo Area] for players with a blue belt ranking or higher. Brown and black belt players, who wish to receive a UAE Referee Diploma will be able to take written and video tests. To take part, please email rules.committee@uaejjf.com, with full name and a copy of an ID.

“We had a very successful event in Los Angeles and now this is the second event of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Tokyo.  We added a new host city this year, which is Abu Dhabi, to be held in January 2017. We have the best Jiu jitsu players participating with the highest cash prize.” Said UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation Board Member, Mr. Yousef Al Batran

“Comparing the numbers from the first season to this season, we have seen a very high increase in all aspects; TV broadcast, global media coverage, number of participants and strategic partnerships with official authorities from our 5 host cities. We are very proud that Abu Dhabi is leading the way in this sport” Said UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation Board Member, Mr. Yousef Al Batran

“The UAE and Abu Dhabi are our dear friends, we are very honored and proud to be working strategically alongside the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation here in Tokyo. We are delighted with the response from the players here in Japan and around the world, and most importantly to have the support of the Japanese government officials to build the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and the sport of Jiu-Jitsu here in Japan. Next year, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam will be much bigger.” Said The President of Japan Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Mr. Takamasa Watanabe

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour – Tokyo [Event Activities]

Rules Course: 22nd October [13:00PM to 15:00PM]

Venue: Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama [Budo Area]

Weigh-Ins: 22nd October [17:00pm to 19:00pm]

Venue: Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama [Budo Area]

Main Event: 23rd October, 2016 – Tokyo, Japan

Venue: Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama