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A strong start to the Abu Dhabi Tour of the Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Championship

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour for the 22-23 season kicked off today, with a large audience and an enthusiastic atmosphere. The tournament will be held in the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City, with the participation of hundreds of male and female players from different countries of the world. With the conclusion of the first day’s competitions for the junior category, Sharjah Self-Defense Sports Club succeeded in achieving first place, ahead of Al Ain, the runner-up, and Bani Yas in third place.

Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice President of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, praised the prestigious position achieved by the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Championship on the global sports agenda and its continuous success in attracting the best talents and stars, stressing that it is one of the unique championships organized by the Abu Dhabi Association of Professional Jiu-Jitsu (AJP) in a number of the most prominent capitals of the world. It is of particular importance to professional players who want to top the international rankings.

From his headquarters at the International Space Station, Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi sent a message to the organizers and participants of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Championship, wishing them success and continuing the path of achievements. Al-Neyadi confirmed that he loves jiu-jitsu and has been practicing it for many years, and he spends some time during his space mission training and practicing it, as it is his favorite sport.

Al Neyadi had recently published a video clip showing him wearing a kimono jujitsu suit, where he explained to his followers the role played by this sport in preparing him for his mission in space, and its importance in adapting to unusual external conditions, referring to it being more than just a sport but a way of life.

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