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Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2020 returns on Nov. 18-21

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2020 returns on Nov. 18-21

The 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) 2020 - the largest and most prestigious event on the global jiu-jitsu calendar - will be held from November 18-21 at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena, UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJFF) announced.

The event was earlier scheduled to held in April, before it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UAEJFF pioneered a return to live competitive sport in the Middle East in May with a closed training camp and two competitions for the country's elite athletes, and ADWPJCC 2020 has now been confirmed for its November showcase. The championship will take place in adherence to stringent local and federal health and safety guidelines with the wellbeing of athletes, officials, and support staff being the top priority.

The Masters and Professional events will take place across the four-day showpiece event. The Masters (athletes over 30) will take to the mats on November 18 with the Professional competition running from November 19-21.

"Over the past three months, we have successfully organised several championships and training camps with the highest regard for safety of everyone involved, the entire jiu-jitsu community and wider society. We now have a tried and tested comprehensive set of protocols that ensures health and safety during a championship scenario.

"That experience gained will enable the Federation to stage a successful 12th edition of ADWPJJC," said Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Deputy Chairman of the UAEJJF and Head of the Higher Organising Committee of the championship.

"We have been overwhelmed by interest from the global jiu-jitsu community and staging ADWPJJC 2020 is another marker that contributes to underline Abu Dhabi's position as the Jiu-Jitsu capital of the world. Persistence and a will to overcome challenges are in jiu-jitsu's ethos and this championship demonstrates UAEJJF's commitment to bring our beloved sport back in action."

Registration for Professionals and Masters categories are now open at www.uaejjf.com.