Monday, September 24, 2007


HRH Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein of Jordan recieves his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Jordan recently held its second belt promotion for 2007. The ceremony advanced a total of 10 students on Team Mirza, including HRH Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein who earned his blue belt after 10 months of intensive training and private classes. "His Royal Highness is without a doubt a great contribution to our team. Despite his difficult agenda, Prince Hamzah is one of the most dedicated students we have. His amazing ability to learn new positions, combined with his incredible physical strength makes him an extremely talented Gentle Art practitioner ", declares Zaid Mirza who is the Board Secretary of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federatioin of Jordan. "A one hour Private Lesson at the Palace may extend to 4-5 hours of non-stop overindulgence of Jiu-Jitsu when HRH Prince Hamzah and HRH Prince Hashem are training", smiles Mirza.

The team's first batch of purple belts also happens to be the first of the Kingdom which inludes: Zaid Abu Ragheb, Yazan Salhab, Zaid Abu Soud, Mohammed Armouti, Ashraf Chechani, Mohammed Bilbeisi Zaid Khurma and Mohammed Mirza. Two fighters on the team also earned their blue belts at the ceremony: Basel Fanous and Shereef Twal.

All belts were awarded by Team Mirza black belts Zaid Mirza, Jonatas Gurgel and Pedro Galiza.