Friday, May 29, 2009

WORLD PRO 2009 CLIP:

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WORLD BJJ PRO 2009 - CLIP

2010:

12
BJJ TRIALS,
1
WORLD,
ABU DHABI
2010
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WORLD PROFESSIONAL
JIU-JITSU CUP
02

UFC 100 + BJJ:



MMA CHINA:





ART OF WAR, MMA CHINA 2009

M1:


WPJJCUP:

EMIRATES TEAM BLUE BELT WINNERS.


WPJJCUP 2009
ABU DHABI








THE FIRST EVER, WORLD PROFESSIONAL JIU-JITSU CUP 2009

ABU DHABI - U.A.E

http://www.emiratesone.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 25, 2009

G MAGAZINE 147:

Jiu-Jitsu for the joy of the royal family



PRESALE: GRACIEMAG 147
Jiu-Jitsu for the joy of the royal family

During
the first two days of May, the first World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup took place in Abu Dhabi. GRACIEMAG disembarked in Abu Dhabi along with a cast of notable aces of world Jiu-Jitsu. There were Marcelo Garcia, Rafael Lovato Jr., Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre de Souza, Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”, Braulio Estima, Rafael and Guilherme Mendes and many others. After the disputes were all done, though, it was Tarsis Humphreys who shone the most, with gold in the absolute black belt category, in his category and 14 thousand dollars in his pocket. But the WPJJC was much more than just that.
40 years ago, Abu Dhabi was nothing more than a fishing village. Four decades on, the capital of the United Arab Emirates could be called the new jewel of Arabia. Oil money brought with it development that meshed perfectly with Middle Eastern tradition. The harmony prevalent in the UAE is also the result of a royal family illuminated and attentive to what best the world has to offer without forsaking traditional customs.

Among these benefices is Jiu-Jitsu, introduced to the country in 1997. In 2009, we reach the pinnacle. During the first two days of May, the first World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup took place in Abu Dhabi. “It’s a dream come true,” in the words of the event’s organizer, Carlao Santos, a black belt who seven years ago went to teach the royal family and now leads an unprecedented endeavor to spread Jiu-Jitsu to the masses, with class taught to over three thousand children in schools, for example.

GRACIEMAG disembarked in Abu Dhabi along with a cast of notable aces of world Jiu-Jitsu. There were Marcelo Garcia, Rafael Lovato Jr., Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre de Souza, Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”, Braulio Estima, Rafael and Guilherme Mendes and many others. After the disputes were all done, though, it was Tarsis Humphreys who shone the most, with gold in the absolute black belt category, in his category and 14 thousand dollars in his pocket. But the WPJJC was much more than just that. It was held at a first-rate venue where tennis stars Federer and Nadal once performed; present was Sheikh Mohammed, prince of Abu Dhabi, in the pulpit of honor and lots of emotions from the Middle Eastern champions. All that you will find in over 15 illustrated pages with a battery of images of the bouts as well as beautiful Abu Dhabi and its unique mix of Middle Eastern tradition and ultra-modernity.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

thanks:



THANKS H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMAD FOR ALL SUPPORT.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Dear All,

Emirates Jiu-Jitsu's YouTube Channel will be updated regularly throughout the World Pro BJJ Cup. You can already visit our YouTube page and find highlights of the press conference, and several interviews with the big-name fighters competing at the event.

Emirates Jiu-Jitsu's Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/EmiratesJiuJitsu

Regards,
Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Team

Friday, May 15, 2009

WORLD PRO NEWS:



WORLD BJJ PRO IN NEWSPAPERS

The road to China:

The road to China
graciemag


After holding the World Pro Cup, which put a professional event on the annual Jiu-Jitsu calendar, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is preparing another surprise for the fight world: Art of War.

It isn’t the classic book of strategies by General Sun Tzu, but an MMA event of the same name and which will be holding its 12th installment in Beijing, China.

The truth is, Sheikh Mohammed has been sponsoring the event ever since its inception, but has only announced the endeavor recently. Departing from the United Arab Emirates will be a plane with his committee, Carlao Santos and all the region’s Jiu-Jitsu instructors.
http://www.graciemag.com/news/145/ARTICLE/14259/2009-05-15.html

Thursday, May 07, 2009

WORLD PRO 2009 RESULTS:





WORLD PROFESSIONAL JIU JITSU CUP RESULTS:

OPEN WEIGHT BLACK BELT:

1- TARSIS HUMPREYS- BRAZIL
2- BRAULIO ESTIMA- UK
3- MARCELO GARCIA -USA
3- GABRIEL VELLA -BRAZIL


-BLACK BELT UNDER 65 KG:

1- RAFAEL MENDES -BRAZIL
2- RUBENS CHARLES MACIEL -USA
3- TIEGO FERNANDES -EMIRATES
3- RENATO TAVARES -USA


-BLACK BELT UNDER 75 KG:

1- MICHAEL LANGHI -BRAZIL
2- MARCELO GARCIA -USA
3- MICHEL MAIA -BRAZIL
3- CLAUDIO CALASANS- BRAZIL


-BLACK BELT UNDER 85 KG:

1- TARSIS HUMPHREYS -BRAZIL
2- VICTOR ESTIMA -UK
3- PAULO RICARDO RODRIGUES- EMIRATES
3- ZUMBI LARARA -BRAZIL


-BLACK BELT UNDER 95 KG:

1- RODOLFO VIEIRA -BRAZIL
2- ANTONIO PEINADO -BRAZIL
3- LUCIO RODRIGUES -UK
3- BRAULIO ESTIMA -UK


-BLACK BELT OVER 95 KG:

1- ALEXANDRE DE SOUZA -BRAZIL
2- GABRIEL VELLA- BRAZIL
3- LUCAS SACHS -BRAZIL
3- BENTO RIBEIRO -PORTUGAL

-BLUE LIGHT OPEN WEIGHT -73 KG:
1- MOHAMED AL QUBAISI -EMIRATES
2- GABRIEL THAYE -BRAZIL
3- TAREK AL KITBI -EMIRATES
3- ZELIM KHAN -RUSSIA

-BLUE HEAVY OPEN WEIGHT +73 KG:
1- DANIEL COLMICK -USA
2- FAISAL AL KITBI -EMIRATES
3- YAHYA AL MANSOOR- EMIRATES
3- BRUNO MUNDURUCA -CANADA

-BLUE BELT UNDER 63 KG:
1- TAREQ AL KITBI -EMIRATES
2- AHMED SAEED AL NUAIMI- EMIRATES
3- AHMED GHULOUM AL MAZAM -EMIRATES
3- YASER MOHAMED AL QUBAISI -EMIRATES

-BLUE BELT UNDER 68 KG:
1- PEDRO TORRES -USA
2- MOHAMED AL QUBAISI -EMIRATES
3- KHALIFA AL SHAMSI -EMIRATES
3- TALIB SALEH ALKIRBI -EMIRATES

-BLUE BELT UNDER 73 KG:
1-VICTOR SILVEIRA SANTOS -BRAZIL
2- GABRIEL TAYEH -BRAZIL
3- DAVID ARANDA- SPAIN
3- ALI MONFARADI -BAHRAIN

-BLUE BELT UNDER 78 KG:
1- MIGUEL ANKA -BRAZIL
2- MAJED ABDULLAH AL NAQBI -EMIRATES
3- SAAD QWEDER -JORDAN
3- ALI AHMED AL MENHALI- EMIRATES

-BLUE BELT UNDER 83 KG:
1- JADER CABRAL -BRAZIL
2- AHMED SHABEEB -BAHRAIN
3- TAMER SAMIR -JORDAN
3- HATTEM MATTAR -EGYPT

-BLUE BELT UNDER 88 KG:
1- FAISAL FAHAD AL KITBI- EMIRATES
2- LIFEI VALI -ROMANIA
3- YAZAN JANEB -JORDAN
3- FELIPE LEAL -BRAZIL

-BLUE BELT UNDER 93 KG:
1- STEFENN KRIEG -AUSTRALIA
2- JAROSLAV FEDROSISIN -SLOVAKIA
3- HAKIM SHOMIRZOEV -RUSSIA
3- ABDULLA RASHED AL KITBI- EMIRATES

-BLUE BELT UNDER 98 KG:
1- YAHYA MANSOOR- EMIRATES
2- TAREK MATTAR -EGYPT
3- FAWZAN AL SABEJ- KUWAIT
3- MOHAMMED SALEH AL MINHALI- EMIRATES
BLUE BELT OVER 98 KG:
1- EID REEHAN OBAID -EMIRATES
2- DANIAL McCormick -USA
3- ALEX MALDENADO -BAHRAIN
3- HIDEKI SEKINE -JAPAN
TEAM RESULTS:
1-BRASIL
2-EMIRATES
3-USA

Monday, May 04, 2009

Mohammed receives UAE winners of World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

WAM Abu Dhabi, 4th May 2009 (WAM) -- General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received today UAE winners of second silver rank and first at Arab level of the first World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for professionals. The UAE fighters snatched 18 medals of which five were gold.

Over 222 athletes from 32 countries participated in the championship organised by Armed Forces Officer's Club and Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with UAE Wrestling and Judo Federation at the International Lawn Tennis Complex of the Zayed Sports City.

''This achievement is a true embodiment of the great care and support President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, are lending to sports and young sportsmen,''Sheikh Mohammed said.

''The achievement you have made marks the start of a sport history for the UAE in the 1st World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

It's a great honour and a source of proud for all UAE people,''Sheikh Mohammed told the UAE champions.
''It's a good departure for winning more honours in the international individual Olympic games,''he added.

''Every cup won by UAE sportsmen contributes to raise the UAE flag a loft at regional and international forums, he said, urging the sportsmen to double their efforts to win more cups in future.

كارلوس سانتوس
CARLOS SANTOS
EMIRATES JJ TEAM
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final


Shaikh Mohammad presenting a certificate to a participant in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

Mohammad attends final of jiu-jitsu championship

Abu Dhabi: General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended here on Saturday evening the final of the first World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The tournament kicked off on Friday at the International Lawn Tennis Complex of the Zayed Sports City.

His sudden arrival at the event encouraged the UAE fighters and motivated Yahya Mansour and Faisal Kitbi to snatch gold in their various divisions.

According to the overall results, the Brazilian team emerged champions with 20 medals, including nine gold.

The UAE team was second with 18 medals, including five gold, while the United States placed third with six medals, including one gold. The final day of the two-day championship attracted a large crowd, including a number of top UAE officials.

Shaikh Zayed Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shaikh Zayed Bin Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan were also present for the thrilling final.

In a statement, the chairman of the organising committee and board chairman of the Armed Forces Officers Club, Lieutenant General Mohammad Hilal Al Ka'abi, praised the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince for his unstinting support for the championship.

He said Shaikh Mohammad's support was the secret behind the great success of the event.

He also lauded the UAE Wrestling, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu Association for its efforts.
Two hundred and twenty two contestants from 32 countries, including 45 from the UAE, competed in the two-day event.

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Tarsis comes up spades in absolute


First day of World Cup JJ Pro is over -- but not without lots of action and upsets
By Luca Atalla

Friday night was going great for Braulio Estima. On the first day of the World Pro JJ Cup, in Abu Dhabi, the Brazilian from Pernambuco state met with success after success, especially against opponents from rival Alliance. His first victim was Fabio Gurgel, in the under 95kg category. A sweep early on guaranteed Carcara’s move into the semis, which will be disputed this Saturday. The next challenge was the absolute.

After going past Rafael Lovato Jr, Braulio was spared a tough Alexandre de Souza, who wasn’t feeling well and dropped out of the dispute. The substitution, however, came as bad news for Estima. His next adversary was none other than Marcelo Garcia, back in sport Jiu-Jitsu after a two-year lay-off. Marcelo had just finished off Braulio’s brother, Victor, with a choke from the back. In a sort of familial revenge, Carcara gave a choke right back, but by way of a slick triangle a little over two minutes into the bout.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the bracket, Alliance was ruling the roost. Gabriel Vella and Tarsis Humphreys tore through adversaries until meeting in the semifinal. Tarsis overcame Tiago Braga and eeked by Zumbi Lara. In the quarters, Tarsis overcame a game Bento Ribeiro before coming up against Vella, who was coming off of wins over Anthony Peroshi, Edmilson Conceicao and Victor Costa. The semifinal between teammates didn’t happen and the decision as to who would go ahead took into account the last Capital Challenge championship, held in Jordan, at the end of 2008. On the occasion, Tarsis opened the way for Vella.

When the final began, a minority among those present at the Tennis Court da Zayed Sports City believed the Paulista could triumph over the absolute European champion. And Tarsis knew it. “I know my recent results were not ideal, but I suffered injuries in 2008 and needed to reformulate my training regimen. But I always believed in my Jiu-Jitsu,” assessed Humphreys, revealing how he paid closer attention to physical preparation: “I started training in Sao Paulo with Edmilson Dantas, who is the coach of Brazil’s Olympic weight lifting team.”

In the final, Braulio took the lead with a sweep, but was unable to develop his game, trapped in the Fabio Gurgel student’s formidable guard. A foot attack yielded an advantage for Tarsis, who needed two points to take the lead. With only 40 seconds left, Braulio was punished for a lack of combativeness and needed to get moving. That opened up the room Humphreys needed to go for a sweep, with less the ten seconds remaining. The strategy paid off and the ref ended the match designating two points and the win to Tarsis by advantage. In good cheer, Gurgel joked: “I told Braulio his house would cave in at the worst moment.”

The Pernambucan complained about the refereeing, for the penalty incurred and for thinking the sweep had not been stabilized for three seconds. But, in the end, he recognized he didn’t put up in the final what he’d been showing throughout the day: “I had everything under control throughout the championship, accept in the final five seconds.”

The World Pro JJ Cup carries on this Sunday, with the semifinals and finals of each category, for all belt groupings, white to blue, as well as purple, brown and black. Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com for find out about everything going on in Abu Dhabi.