Check out this article on "The Guardian" (a British National newspaper in their online news page) about the effects of Sheikh Tahnoon and his brothers have had on Jiu-Jtsu and Grappling around the World
UFC to UAE: how an Abu Dhabi sheikh made Brazilian jiu-jitsu a national sport
The beaches of Rio de Janeiro, replete as they are with festive parties and the city’s scantily clad denizens, are a world apart from the religious theocracies of the Middle East. But a certain Brazilian cultural product has made deep inroads within a tiny kingdom tucked away along the Persian Gulf, and enjoys a status within the country’s social fabric more akin to a native custom than a foreign import.
Since its efficacy as a martial art was (read more)