Thousands of carefree sun-worshippers pack Rio's Ipanema beach on a hot September day, some just soaking up the rays, others playing volleyball and soccer –a postcard scene framed by lush mountains. More so than any of its three other competitors bidding to host the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes with a daily capacity to delight and disturb. The "Marvellous City," as its residents never tire of calling it, was blessed with mountains, forest and beaches that can take even a seasoned traveller's breath away. The six million Cariocas, as Rio residents are known, have a warmth and passion that explodes in their fierce football rivalries and during Carnival – the annual festival that unites rich and poor in a blur of Samba and Bacchanalia. Rio is also the nerve-centre of Brazil's fashion scene. Increasingly overshadowed as an economic and cultural hub by the southeastern city of Sao Paulo in recent years – Brazil's largest and most populous – Rio is showing signs of a revival. Its finances are in the black for the first time in years thanks to a competent state government, and the discovery of one of the world's biggest oil reserves off its coast promises a flow of investments and jobs in the coming years.
Rio 2016 President Carlos Arthur Nuzman during a press briefing in April. If Rio de Janeiro succeeds in its bid, it will bring the Olympics to South America for the first time.
Under the patronage of H.H SHEIKH MOHAMMAD BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN and H.H. SHEIKH ZAYED BIN MOHAMMAD BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, CHAIRMAN OF SCHOOL-JITSU PROJECT Today is a big day for the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, not only in the UAE, but all over the world! 27 of September 2009 - Is the beginning of the school year in the government schools in the UAE (ADEC-ABU DHABI EDUCATION COUNCIL). This is the second year of the project School-Jitsu, where students in grades 6 and 7, from 9 to 12 years old, have their school curriculum grades changed. Instead of having Physical Education classes, they will be learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Last year this project covered 14 schools. Now it has tripled for 42 schools, including 6 female schools, that totalize approximately twenty thousand students (around two thousand girls) training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The project manager and Head Coach of the Emirates Jiu-Jitsu National Team, Mr. Carlos Santos say that today is the marc of the introduction of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as the National Sport of the UAE, as he is very close to the main objective - to found a good base, training kids in the schools and make inter-school’s tournaments in order to develop he interest of the locals for the sport. And in the future we will be able to have a solid and stronger national team in all categories of the sport. Jiu-Jitsu students develop a deep understanding of the mechanics of the human skeletal and muscular systems, so they are able to subdue an attacker, causing him no injuries. Acquiring these skills is not easy, and requires mental and physical effort from the student. The rewards however are great, and include massive improvements in strength, flexibility. Social skills as respect, discipline and common sense are improved as a result of interacting with individuals and the group as a whole.
ADCC 2009 Barcelona Complete Schedule ADCC 2009 Barcelona will start on SATURDAY 26th at 11:00 am. The last fight (SUPERFIGHT Jacaré vs Drysdale) should end at 6:00 pm. The final fights and absolute division will be on SUNDAY 27th, starting at 12:00.
The competition is opened just for European Union citizens. Competitors must have to present the EU Passport before the first match. The weigh-ins for the contest will be on the date at 8:00 Until 9:30 Am. http://www.abudhabi-pro.co.uk
The rules will be as same as the FIJJA, there are basically just 3 changes:
1) All the match will be set up as 6 minutes
2) On the division A - Male - Purple, Brown & Black Belts compete together
3) On the division B - Male - open class categories - White and Blue Belts compete together
4) On the Division C - Female - White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black compete Together
For more information please visit the web page: http://www.acjjb.com/rules.php
The competition is opened just for European Union citizens. Competitors must have to present the EU Passport before the first match. The weigh-ins for the contest will be on the date at 8:00 Until 9:30 Am.
Weight will be without Gi
Please, be sure to read and understand the RULES if you are signed in for the competition.
Division A: Male
Purple, Brown and Black - Will fighting together
-65kg, -74kg, -83kg, -92kg and +92kg
Division B: Male
-63kg, -68kg, -73kg, -78kg, -83kg, -88kg, -93kg, -98kg, and +98kg
-63kg, -68kg, -73kg, -78kg, -83kg, -88kg, -93kg, -98kg, and +98kg
White/Blue Belt - will fighting together
-73kg and +73kg
Division C: Female
White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black Belt - Will Fighting Together
-63kg and +63kg
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Interview with Mario Sperry - Part 1 From: EmiratesJiuJitsu 85 exibições Former Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion and Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Champion, Mario Sperry, gives an interview to www.EmiratesJiuJitsu.com for the 1st time to talk about many topics related to the fighting industry (BJJ, Submission Wrestling, and MMA).In Part 1, Ze Mario talks about the Brazilian Top Team (BTT), how it was formed and came to be the biggest MMA team in the world, and how it ultimately imploded resulting in the loss of many big-name fighters. http://www.youtube.com/user/EmiratesJiuJitsu#play/all/uploads-all/1/vWb-nmlKDBo
What is Jiu-Jitsu? "Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art developed with the concepts of leverage and technique at its core. Because it is easier to dominate an opponent using by using the floor to assist in balance and control , most of the training in jiu-jitsu takes place on the ground. Being able to dominate and neutralize a larger, more aggressive opponent is a hallmark of the art. This is achieve through ground control positions and leverage-maximizing technique.
What can Jiu-Jitsu do for me? Jiu-Jitsu students develop a deep understanding of the mechanics of the human skeletal and muscular systems. Using this knowledge they are able to subdue an attacker without causing him injury, should they so choose. Acquiring these skills is not easy, and requires mental and physical effort on the part of the student. The rewards however, are great, and include massive improvements in stamina, strength, flexibility and mental clarity. In addition to this, social skills are improved as a result of interacting with individuals and the group as a whole.
What do the Classes consist of? The sessions consist of a strength and endurance building warm-up, followed by an explanation by the instructor of a specific technical skill. Students then grapple with others of similar skill level in controlled sparring matches. Some have described jiujitsu as “chess on a mat”. It is an incredible workout that will challenge and strengthen the practitioner both physically and mentally.
What do I need to start training? Please feel free to stop by our academy. You are more than welcome to watch one of the classes or better yet, try one of the free introduction classes. We are confident that jiujitsu will have a positive impact on many aspects of your life. Through it you will receive confidence, body-awareness and a new social circle of exceptional people
Cost per session: $ 70 (11 AM to 12:30 PM - Kimono / 1 PM to 2:30 PM - Submission Grappling and MMA)
Two sessions: $ 120 (From 11 AM to 2:30 PM)
Please send payment payable to: VT BJJ, 238 Park Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
Payment at the door: Cost per session: $ 90
Two sessions: $ 150
Murilo Bustamante is one of the few grapplers who can be called a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master. In addition to being a black belt, the highly decorated Bustamante has won numerous world titles in the art of Jiu Jitsu. Though Bustamante possesses incredible submission skills, he compliments them with a solid boxing background, making him a difficult match-up. His impressive resume includes wins over Jerry Bohlander of the Lion's Den, Dave Menne (which won him the UFC middleweight championship) and Matt Lindland (at a time when Lindland was undefeated).
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Abu Dhabi Education Council Holds Back to School Orientation for Principals
Sep 13, 2009 - 11:13 -
WAM Abu Dhabi, 13th Sept. 2009 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) welcomed public school Principals to the start of the new school year at an orientation and planning session. The meeting was designed to educate Principals about the goals of ADEC's 10-Year Strategic Plan and to inform them about immediate changes taking effect in the 2009/2010 school year.
The 10-Year Strategic Plan sets out ADEC's approach towards creating the highest-quality, comprehensive system of education based on world-class standards and expertise. The strategy includes both a long-term plan that will transform the Abu Dhabi education system to one of very high quality, and a short-term plan that addresses immediate imperatives.
Speaking at the meeting, H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director General of the ADEC, greeted the Principals and stressed the importance of partnership between ADEC and all Principals in order to achieve Abu Dhabi's goals of establishing a world-class education system in the Emirate.
"This transformation in education is essential for building the knowledge based economy Abu Dhabi is striving for, and by working together we can achieve those goals set out in our 10-year plan," he said. "ADEC will support school Principals throughout this period and is calling on Principals to be champions of this important initiative." Principals were given suggestions on how to best manage the new initiatives, such as extended school hours and the induction of new native English-speaking teachers, within their school communities. They were also provided with an overview of other elements of the Plan.
Al-Khaili stressed that the Strategic Plan was about putting education first and supporting the economic and social growth of the Emirate. He highlighted that actions stemming from the Plan, such as a greater focus on English was essential for bringing educational standards in Abu Dhabi in line with international benchmarks. He also assured Principals that this transformation was not moving the school sector away from the culture and heritage of the UAE and advised them of ADEC's plans to introduce an improved curriculum for Arabic and Islamic studies.
"By working together to provide all children in Abu Dhabi the opportunity to be the best they can be, we will provide the foundation for a skilled workforce of the future in our Emirate. This will help position Abu Dhabi as a global economic leader," he added.
The Principals in attendance expressed their appreciation for ADEC's initiative and guidance.
Brazilian JIU-JITSU is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The Gracie family, the founders of Brazilian JIU-JITSU , modified judo and traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu to create the art. It contains stand-up maneuvers, but it is most famous for its devastating ground-fighting techniques. Gaining superior positioning so one can apply the styles numerous chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations on an opponent is the key in Brazlian jiu-jitsu. Brazilian jiu-jitsu roots began in the early 1900s. Esai Maeda, the chief of a Japanese immigration colony who was assigned to Brazil, befriended Gastao Gracie. Maeda, a former jiu-jitsu champion in Japan, taught the art to Gracies son, Carlos. In 1925, Carlos and his four brothers opened the first jiu-jitsuschool in Brazil. Carlos younger brother, Helio, adjusted the techniques to suit his small frame, and thereby created Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In the early 80s, Helios son, Rorion, planted the seeds of BJJ in the United States, where the art has become immensely popular.