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Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Los Angeles: two weeks left to register; black belt stars line up for great matches on September 23-24
Athletes of all nationalities have two weeks left to register for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Los Angeles, which takes place September 23-24, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in downtown LA. For the third year, the event lands in the USA for the second of five stages of the 2017/2018 season. The final registration deadline is September 19. Once again, competitors can expect the level of professionalism and production that is the trademark of UAEJJF events.
The 2017/2018 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour will award almost $700,000 in prizes for champions of selected divisions in all belt colors and age categories. The event in Los Angeles alone is set to award over $125,000 in prizes. The two days of Jiu-Jitsu in LA (Gi and No-Gi) will feature a stellar roster of well known names in the black belt division. With two weeks left before the final registration deadline, here are some of the names already registered to compete in LA.
Adult Male Black Belt
56kg – Alexis Alducin, Rodnei Junior, João Carlos Kurakoa, Lucas Pinheiro, Jose Lima, Jorge Nakamura
62kg – Nobuo Yagai, Hiago George
69kg – Alexandre Vieira, Mario Silva, Thiago Lemos, Bruno Carvalho, Brian Mahecha, Kevin Mahecha, Victor Moraes
77kg – Mateus Garcia, Gabriel Fonseca, Yan Paiva, Diego Ramalho, Kauan Barboza, Jaime Canuto, Isaque Bahiense, Bret Russell, Francisco Iturralde, Andris Brunovskis, Yago Espindola, Johnny Tama
85kg – Sergio Rios, Lucas Freitas, Steven Silva, Dante Leon, Victor Silvério, Carlos Farias
94kg – Adam Wardzinski, Fernando Tsushima, Patrick Gaudio, Helton Junior
110kg – Alexander Trans, Gustavo Dias, Felipe Matos, Igor Silva
Adult Female Brown/Black Belt
49kg – Mayssa Bastos
55kg – Ana Carolina Schimitt, Gabrielle Lima, Amanda Nogueira, Rita Gribben. Livia Gluchowska
62kg – Elizabeth Exell, Maxine Thylin, Nathalie Ribeiro, Larissa Paes, Luiza Monteiro
70kg – Jessica dos Santos, Erin Herle, Ana Carolina Srour, Thamara Silva
90kg – Alejandra Gonzalez, Claudia Doval, Nathiely de Jesus
Click here to register now.
Here are the remaining Grand Slam events for the 2017/2018 Season.
Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Los Angeles
September 23-24, 2017
LA Convention Center
Registration period: May 1st – August 22nd (Late registration September 19th)
More info: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/9
Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro
November 10-12, 2017
Arena Carioca 3
Registration period: May 1st – October 9th (Late registration November 6th)
More info: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/10
Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Abu Dhabi
January 12-13, 2018
Registration period: May 1st – December 11th (Late registration January 8th)
More info: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/11
Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour London
March 10-11, 2018
Copper Box Arena
Registration period: May 1st – February 10th (Late registration March 6th)
More info: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/12
About the UAEJJF
With the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation was established in November 2012 as the official authority for Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE.
The Federation plays a leading role in supporting Jiu-Jitsu and contributing to building a strong generation of UAE athletes to excel at the local and international levels. The Federation’s role is to implement policies that develop the sport in collaboration with various government entities, educational institutions and other partners in order to advance the sport locally, regionally and globally.
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