Friday, May 02, 2008


King Abdallah II attends Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu graduation

Amman Jordan- His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF),
visited an army unit in the northern military zone on Wednesday. The Monarch, who was accompanied
by HRH Prince Feisal, watched military exercises and was briefed on the various types of training
designed to enhance the unit's performance. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff General Khalid Sarayreh
and several high-ranking military officers were present at the exercises, which included an exhibition showcasing
several weapons and a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu performance, incorporated in the training process upon the King's directives.

His Majesty King Abdallah II presented certificates to 40 army members. The celebration was held in
one of the Army bases in the northern part of Jordan. All 40 army members recieved blue belts and 10 were awarded
instructors certificates for army training course. The program designed by Jordanian Armed Forces Consultant,
Black Belt Zaid Mirza, consisted of 5 hours of daily training for a period of 10 months.
JAF Headcoach Black Belt Pedro Galiza and Assistant Trainer Jonatas Gurgel, were key players for the success of the course along with 3 other local purple belts (Abu Soud, Armouti and Ashraf). His Majesty King Abdallah was very pleased and impressed
with the accomplishment and dedication of the group which also held a 20 minute demonstration of the
gentle art showcasing its effectivness in different conditions. Approximately 3000 army members attended
the festival which was the headline news in all major TV channels and Newspapers.