Monday, November 30, 2009
competitors hurry up!
You have only two days more to register, we already have 78 competitors lined up for Saturday. We were supposed to close the entries on the 30th of November, today, but due to a mistake in our blog that stated 30th to be Wednesday, we will allow people to enter until Wednesday. Thursday we will publish the competitors list on the blog and will not take any entries, so hurry up if you intend to compete. Thanks and hope to see everyone there Saturday!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
THE LAST 2 TRIALS IN 2009
1- AFRICAN TRIAL - 05 DECEMBER
2- EURO UK TRIAL - 12 DECEMBER
NOW THE LAST DAYS TO REGISTER FOR THE LAST 2 WORLD BJJ PRO
ONE WORLD, ONE FIGHT !
Taking place on Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, California in the United States, the event will see eight qualifiers afforded the chance to represent the United States at Abu Dhabi in 2010.
All qualifiers from the American event will fight it out to compete with the best grapplers and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes from across the world and for the chance at winning a massive USD$145,000 in cash and prizes at the Abu Dhabi Pro.
Propelled by the support of the government of Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Pro supported personally by his Highness the Supreme Prince and Commander In Chief of the United Arab Emirates National Army, H. H. Sheik Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Winners of the qualifyers will have all airfares, accommodation and meals paid for and they will also have a chance at the cash and prizes in Abu Dhabi.
All will seek the ultimate title of the Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighers in the world.
Hosted by Claudio Franca, 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and creator & host to the famous U.S. Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, the event will be one of the best as Claudio is known for his professional style of tournement creations.
Early Bird Registration is $80.00 (USD) until January 14, 2010 by 12 A.M. (Midnight). Late Registration will be $95.00 (USD) until January 18, 2010 by 12 A.M. (Midnight). Registration will close immidiately after and there are no exceptions.
The Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu-jitsu Championship is considered to be one of the most prestigious Jiu-jtisu competitions in the world.With qualifiers worldwide, the tournament seeks to determine who are the true best in the sport of brazillian jiu-jitsu. This competition is the product of Black Belt Carlos Santos and is under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Binz Zayed Al Nahyan.
Last years world championships, saw some of the best in the world of brazillian jiu-jitsu compete in the United Arab Emirates for the world title. In the end, Tarsis Humphreys reigned the absolute champion! Who will take the title this year? One of the stops in the road to this title is in Montreal, Quebec Canada. On Saturday March 6th at the prestigious Pierre Charboneau center, the Canadian North American qualifiers will feature competitors from all across North America, vying for a chance at the all expenses paid trip to the world championships. This event will be broadcasted LIVE FREE on the internet and will truely be one of Canadas most memorable jiu-jitsu competitions.
Friday, November 27, 2009
IN CHANNEL 3 TV
P, B & BLACK BELT = Graham Waerea ( GRACIE BARRA )
WHITE & BLUE BELT = Brandon Ropati (GRACIE BARRA
Assunto: Entries soon over With ten days left to the competition day, I would like to remind all competitors that 30th of November is the deadline to enroll in the Abu Dhabi Pro World Trials. Check the blog for details, and remember that from the 1st of December we will publish the competitor list and will not accept entries. See everyone soon in Joburg
You have reached the blog of the African Trials, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition, held next December 5th, that will choose 5 athletes that will represent the African Continent in the prestigious Abu Dhabi BJJ Pro World Cup 2010, a tournament that will pay over Us$ 148,000.00 (One Hundred Forty Eight Thousand American Dollars) in cash prizes.
In this blog you should be able to find all info about our trials, and general info about the main event in Abu Dhabi.
If you have any questions about the trials in Johannesburg, please write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info about the other trials elsewhere, or the main event, please contact: email@example.com
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
World Cup held in Dubai
Brazil took the cup for the fourth consecutive year
Dubai: Beach soccer giants Brazil have won the 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup crown on Sunday.
Brazil retained its crown with a 10-5 victory over Switzerland in the final.
Brazil, which has now won its fourth consecutive world title, was a class apart despite a gutsy performance from the Swiss.
Buru, Betinho and Andre scored a brace each while Sidney, Benjamin, Bueno and Daniel Souza were also on the scoresheet. Dejan Stankovic, Mo Jaeggy, Michael Rodrigues, Stephan Meier and Angelo Schirinzi grabbed replied for the Swiss, who finished runners-up at the 2009 European Championships.
Brazil opened the scoring through Andre who beat Nico Jung in the Swiss goal with a superb overhead kick. Betinho doubled the lead with a long-range effort and Buru added a third a little later.
The Swiss pulled one back through skipper Jaeggy, but Brazil restored its three-goal lead before the first break when Souza poked the ball home three seconds from time. Luckless Switzerland had a goal ruled out as the ball appeared to have crossed the line after the sounding of the hooter.
Buru scored his second with a powerful shot from a distance and Brazil captain Benjamin made it 6-1 from a free-kick before Andre and Betinho collected their second goals before the break.
The third session witnessed end-to-end football with both sides on the attack. The Swiss were the first to find the net with Meier beating substitute goalkeeper Alessandro with a volley.
Brazil hit back when Sidney converted from the spot, but the Swiss scored their third goal with a shot by Rodrigues from 10 metres. Brazil keeper Alessandro was beaten a third time in the half when Schirinzi headed home following a neat build up with Leu.
Stankovic's header at the end following a corner rounded off the scoring for Switzerland, but Bueno's thunderbolt of a free-hit gave substitute Swiss goalie Valentin Jaeggy no chance.
Portugal skipper Madjer led from the front in the third-place play-off, scoring seven times as his side demolished Uruguay 14-7. It was a repeat performance for the Portuguese, who finished third last year in Marseille, France.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Team would like to invite your players to participate of the Asian Super Cup – Abu Dhabi, that will be held in the ADCC – Abu Dhabi Combat Club – UAE Wrestling, Judo & Jiu-Jitsu Federation Hall, on December 11 and 12, 2009.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Draw of the first Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi (UAE)2009.11.20
Yesterday, the draw of the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix took place at the Meridian Hotel, in the city center. Abu Dhabi which means "Father of the Gazelle" was chosen by IJF to be the host of one of its Grand Prix tournaments in 2009.
Under the supervision of IJF General Treasurer, Naser Al-Tameemi (UAE), the competition will concern a total of 126 fighters (87 men and 39 women).
All the categories were validated and drawn properly yesterday evening. For that, a minimum of 3 competitors coming from 3 different countries is needed and that was the case.
Today, on Friday the 20th of November,
- 7:00 to 7:30 - official weigh-in
- 13:00 - beginning of the competitions
- 17:00 - opening ceremony
- 17:30 - finals
The new refereing rules will be applied for the third time during a senior event this year. The first time that those rules were presented to the judokas and to the public was in Paris, for the World Junior Championship late October, with the great success that is already well known. Those rules which are still under testing, until the end of 2009, after the Grand Slam in Tokyo, have been also tested recently, for the seniors, at the Samoa and Ulaanbaatar World Cups. Thus, for instance, no direct leg grab under the belt will be allowed and the score will remain valid under the Golden Score period, which will be 3 minutes long.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to share US$ 200 thousand prize money
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place on 20-21 November, in the United Arab Emirates, features 126 (87 male and 36 female) judoka from 36 nations. There will be a record prize money event: US$ 200.000.
Medalists will share exact the same ammount of money as in IJF Grand Slams, instead of the Grand Prix standard of US$ 100.000: in Abu Dhabi the podium offers US$ 150.000, being US$ 5.000 to the gold, US$ 3.000 for silver and US$ 1.500 for each of the 14 weight divisions.
Another US$ 50.000 were added to promote the beautiful judo. The judoka who wins the last three contests by ippon will be eligible to share US$ 20.000 (all the one who do this will share this prize) and US$ 30.000 will be given to the best ranked athlete in each category after the Grand Prix.
Top international judoka, incluiding world and Olympic champions, confirmed their participation such as world champion and world ranking leader Georgiy Zantaraya (UKR, 60kg), Ludwing Pasicher (AUT, 60kg, olympic and world medalist and 3rd in the WRL), Rishod Sobirov (UZB, 60kg, olympic medalist and 5th in the WRL), Dirk Van Tichelt (BEL, 73kg, world medalist and 2nd in the WRL), Flavio Canto (BRA, olympic medalist), Guillaume Elmont (NED, 81kg, world champion), Hesham Mesbah (EGY, 90, olympic and world medalist), Ramadan Darwish (EGY, 100kg, world medalist and 3rd in the WRL), Abdulo Tangriev (UZB, +100kg, olympic and world medalist), Ilse Heylen (BEL, 52kg, olympic medalist), Giulia Quintavale (ITA, 57kg, olympic champion), Gevrise Emane (FRA, 63kg, world medalist), Sabrina Filzmozer (AUT, world medalist), Anett Meszaros (HUN, 70kg, world medalist), Celine Lebrun (FRA, 78kg, world and olympic medalist and WRL leader), Esther San Miguel (78kg, ESP, world medalist) and Maryna Pryshchepa (UKR, 78kg, world medalist and 3rd in the WRL).
Thursday, November 19, 2009
New Zealand’s most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters are on count down for the Abu Dhabi Pro New Zealand event which will take place in November.
As a host of this famous event, the highest performers will get to battle it out for the world title.
The event is taking place on the 22nd of November 2009 at the North Shore AUT campus, with the champions given an amazing opportunity to compete for New Zealand at the Abu Dhabi Competition next year in 2010.
The qualifiers of this New Zealand competition will have the opportunity to show their skills and fight against other highly skilled Jiu Jitsu fighters and grapplers from all over New Zealand.
This event has attracted people from so many different countries and cultures such as Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji and all pacific islands. The New Zealand Trials will be a great opportunity to get all the south pacific together for the biggest brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition ever made in New Zealand.
The champions of this event will have their airline tickets paid for plus accommodation and meals while representing New Zealand.
We have been given this amazing opportunity to host the Pro Tour here in New Zealand, with the support of the government of Abu Dhabi, supported personally by his Highness the Supreme Prince and commander in Chief of the United Arab National Army, H. H. Sheik Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
This will be a very recognized and remembered event and will be the birth of Jiu Jitsu here in New Zealand, the sport is already highly recognizable and will soon explode all over the world, to hopefully one day being apart of the Olympic games.
The Abu Dhabi Pro NZ Trials is proudly hosted by BJJNZ.
Many thanks go out to the sponsors of this event, thank you for your support.
MICKEY B FITNESS
The Asian Super Cup will have more than 200 athletes coming from all over the world. And more important, the event is also part of the UAE 38th Anniversary.
After the Asian Super Cup, the Emirates Team will participate of the European Open Championship in Portugal, on January 28, 2010.
Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Team receives Flavio Canto and Leo Leite
Leo Leite and Flavio Canto are in the U.A.E. to participate in the Judo Grand Prix taking place in Abu Dhabi on november 21 & 22. The duo along with other teammates including Edmilson Conceicao and Garcez took the opportunity to train with Emirates JJ Team at the ADCC facilities.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu Jitsu Australia Trials Highlights 15 Nov 2009
Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu Jitsu Australia Trials. Qualifying for the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Cup 2010 in Abu Dhabi. Event held on 15 November 2009 at Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah NSW. Nine ...
The photos are on-line at http://www.abudhabiproaustralia.com/
The first of 11 international qualifiers for the Abu Dhabi Pro was held in Cronulla, NSW on Sunday 15th of November. Now in its second year, the Abu Dhabi Pro is the world’s richest and most prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament offering over $1450,000 in cash and prizes.
This new professional level of competition available to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes is set to take the sport to new heights thanks to the personal support of his Highness the Supreme Prince and Commander In Chief of the United Arab Emirates National Army, H. H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Under are the nine winners that will represent Australia in Abu Dhabi.
We have 160 Competitors.
About 300 Spectators.
Adult Female Wh/Bl/Pr/Bw/Bk Under 63Kg
WINNER:: Jennifer Torrance (Dominance)
2nd:: Alexandra Shamber (GSA)
3rd:: Jessica Tolhurst (Fight Club)
Adult Female Wh/Bl/Pr/Bw/Bk Over 63Kg
WINNER:: Renee Vellios (Carlson Gracie)
2nd:: Matyanne Mullahg (Machado)
3rd:: Cara Johnson (Fight Club)
Adult Male White/Blue Under 73Kg
WINNER:: Shane Suzuki (Carlson Gracie)
2nd:: Keller Sodhi (Nova Uniao)
3rd:: Aaran Huges (Carlson Gracie)
Adult Male White/Blue Over 73Kg
WINNER:: Kit Dale (Peter de Been)
2nd:: Martin Papadopoulos (GSA)
3rd:: James Rees (Gracie Barra)
Adult Male Purple/Brown/Black Under 65Kg
WINNER:: Hadi Jomaa (Roots)
2nd:: Owen Gee Keee (GSA)
Adult Male Purple/Brown/Black Under 74Kg
WINNER:: David Hart (Machado)
2nd:: Nathan Frost (BJJ Australia)
3rd:: Danie Sinty (Roots)
Adult Male Purple/Brown/Black Under 83Kg
WINNER:: Rodney Ellis (Nova Uniao)
2nd:: Lachan Giles (Machado)
3rd:: Angus Friend (Peter de Been)
Adult Male Purple/Brown/Black Under 92Kg
WINNER:: Alex Chew (GSA)
2nd:: Anthony Perosh (SPMA)
3rd:: Adam Same (Peter de Been)
Adult Male Purple/Brown/Black Over 92Kg
WINNER:: Mick Wilson (Peter de Been)
2nd:: Graham Warea (Gracie Barra)
3rd:: Rory Cubit (Machado)
Saturday, November 14, 2009
“A batalha vai ser intensa”, apostam Alex Prates e John Shimooka, representantes da seletiva australiana, animados para a triagem que acontece amanhã (15) de olho no Mundial Profissional de 2010, que pagará US$ 145 mil aos campeões. Após esta etapa, será a vez dos atletas da Nova Zelândia, país vizinho, entrarem em ação. Confira abaixo a tabela completa das próximas etapas do Mundial Profissional, que chega ao Brasil nos dias 17 de janeiro, no Rio de Janeiro, e 14 de março, no sul do país.
Austrália – 15 de novembro de 2009
Nova Zelândia – 21 de novembro de 2009
África do Sul– 5 de dezembro de 2009
Inglaterra – 12 de dezembro de 2009
Brasil (Rio de Janeiro) – 17 de janeiro de 2010 (data a ser confirmada)
Estados Unidos (Leste) – 31 de janeiro de 2010
Estados Unidos (Oeste) – 13 de fevereiro de 2010 (data a ser confirmada)
Canadá – 6 de março de 2010
Brasil (Sul) – 14 de março de 2010 (data e local a serem confirmados)
Bélgica – 20 de março de 2010
Japão – 20 de março de 2010
Event Categories: Featured, November 2009
It is with great honor and pleasure that I extend to you my personal invitation to
participate in The California Classic International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship for
Men, Women and Juniors on Sunday, November 15, 2009.
This is an exciting time for the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to its growing success. I would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to the parents, instructors, athletes, volunteers and above all the
referees who continue to support the tournaments and make the events worthwhile.
I hope your experience at this competition will be stimulating both physically and mentally. May all of you excel in your skills and perform to the best of your abilities. It is my hope that you will have a positive experience and learn new techniques and skills to
enhance your appreciation of the sport and the personal cultivation acquired through practicing them.
Event Categories: Featured, November 2009
Weigh-In: Starts at 8:00am on November 14, 2009 for Kids & Teens
Kids & Teens – $60.00
If a kid or teen wants to compete in the GI and the NO GI event an additional $30.00 will be due, for a total of $90.00 for both events
Spectators: (per day)
Adults (16 and above) – $10.00
Kids (3 and older) – $5.00
Kids (under 3) – FREE
NO COACHES OR INSTRUCTORS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE COMPETITION FLOOR. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Riverside Convention Center
3443 Orange Street,
Riverside, CA 92501
Friday, November 13, 2009
THE ABU DHABI WORLD PROFESSIONAL JIU-JITSU CUP 2010
START SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER IS THE FIRST TRIAL IN AUSTRALIA.
THE FIRST WORLD PRO TRIALS:
The Abu Dhabi Pro Australasia will take place on Sunday, 15 November 2009 at Endeavour Sports High.
The Abu Dhabi Pro Australia/Australasia is proudly supported by Triple Bull, Nippy's, Boost Mobile, Aerial 7, CJ Signs, Grapplingstore.com, Rhino Mouthguards, Little Corner Shop.
Abu Dhabi Pro Australasia ready to rumble
(Cronulla, NSW – Monday, 28 September 2009): The best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the country are on high alert as the Abu Dhabi Pro Australasia gets set for showdown in November.
Acting as a qualifier for the richest and most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event on the planet, the Abu Dhabi Pro, the Australasian qualifier will see the best of the best congregating upon Cronulla.
Taking place on Sunday, 15 November at Endeavour Sports High, the event will see eight qualifiers afforded the chance to represent Australia at Abu Dhabi in 2010.
“There’s a lot at stake,” said Alex Prates and John Shimooka from Abu Dhabi Pro Australasia.
“The action and the battle’s will be intense.”
All qualifiers from the Australasian event will fight it out to compete with the best grapplers and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes from across the world and for the chance at winning a massive USD$145,000 in cash and prizes at the Abu Dhabi Pro.
Propelled by the support of the government of Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Pro supported personally by his Highness the Supreme Prince and Commander In Chief of the United Arab Emirates National Army, H. H. Sheik Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“They will have all airfares, accommodation and meals paid for, and of course they will also have a chance at the cash and prizes,” Shimooka continued.
“Plus, there is the ultimate title of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the world.”
Being the one and only professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in Australia, this is the tip of the iceberg for what is quickly becoming one the fastest growing sports in the world.
The Australasian qualifier will be brimming with world-class talent.
“The vision is to one day have a world tour very much like surfing with big prize money to those who compete and do well,” Shimooka added.
One man who has seen the highest level of competition is former Olympic wrestler Talgat IIyasov.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
In Episode 3 of the Emirates Team Talk Show, Show Host Mohammed Al Housani is joined once again by Emirates Team Head Coach Carlos Santos and our guest for this episode, Fernando Paradeda.
In Part 1, we discuss the Federation International of Jiu-Jitsu Association (FIJJA), which is slated to officially enter the World of Jiu-Jitsu on January 1, 2010. Find out the goals of the organization by the President (Santos) and Technical Director (Paradeda) themselves, including its relationship to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).
In Part 2, we discuss the 2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Trials in Brazil, U.S.A., Canada, England, Belgium, South Africa, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Find out what the criteria was for selecting the countries that will host the trials, and why countries like South Africa and New Zealand were very important to FIJJA's vision.
In Part 3, talk about the 2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Trials continues, including more information about New Zealand and South Africa's Trials. The panel also discusses the confusion surrounding the Abu Dhabi Pro and ADCC brands, and clear the air on many misconceptions surrounding the 2010 World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup in Abu Dhabi.
In Part 4, Carlos explains why an Arabic country was not considered when selecting this year's set of trials for next year's main event. Then, the talk shifts to the 2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup in April of next year. Find out why the date has been changed for the 2nd installment, what new things to expect this time around, and more.
In Part 5, we discuss the School-Jitsu Project, arguably the single, most important project in Jiu-Jitsu's history. Find out what's in store for the program in the 2009/2010 season.
EMIRATES JJ TEAM
Friday, November 06, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Consistently complemented Shaikh Khalifa's wise leadership
General Shaikh Mohammad's extensive military experience covers commanding armoured units, Gazelle helicopter squadron, the Air School and the Air College
Abu Dhabi: Thursday marks five years since General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was named Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. He is currently also Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. He was born in 1961 and is the third son of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
He received formal education in the UAE and England and graduated from Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in 1979.
In November 2004, he was appointed as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and became Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces in January 2005.
He has held various positions and has diverse experiences, which have consistently complemented the wise leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
In January 1993, General Shaikh Mohammad was appointed Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces and held the rank of Lieutenant General from January 24, 1994 until January 2005, when he was promoted to the rank of General. He was appointed as Deputy Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on November 30, 2003 and on January 6 2004 became Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
With his military training, General Shaikh Mohammad's extensive experience covers commanding armoured units, Gazelle helicopter squadron, the Air School and the Air College. He has been Commander of the UAE Air Forces and Air Defence, Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces.
General Shaikh Mohammad was also the principal advisor on security issues to Shaikh Zayed in addition to his military responsibilities, as well as the President of The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) and an active member of the Supreme Petroleum Council, which has policy jurisdiction over oil and energy issues.
He is also Head of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED — the premier economic planning institution in the UAE).
Since its establishment in 2002, he has been Head of the Mubadala Development, which represents the main investment vehicle for Abu Dhabi to achieve sustainable social and economic benefits for the emirate. General Shaikh Mohammad is also the Head of the UAE Offsets Group.
With an emphasis placed on providing quality education, the Abu Dhabi Education Council was set up in September 2005, with Shaikh Mohammad as its head, to develop education and vocational training.
General Shaikh Mohammad has also received numerous citations and decorations from the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Morocco, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Italy.
19/6/2005: Meets French President Jacques Chirac
30/8/2005: Issues decision 22 of 2005 specifying investment areas in Abu Dhabi.
6/6/2006: Sets up The Family Development Foundation board of trustees.
11/7/2007: Issues two resolutions reforming board of the Zayed Centre for Islamic Culture, and forming the board of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company.
21/1/2008: Announces setting up of Zayed Future Energy Prize
27/6/2008: Holds talks with US President George W. Bush in Camp David
02/07/2008: Opens new beach on the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
14/7/2008: Launches biometric face recognition technology to enhance national security.
12/1/2009: Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss political developments with a focus on Israeli war on Gaza.
21/1/2009: Holds talks with George Mitchell, US envoy to the Middle East
4/2/2009: Discusses regional and international issues with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
15/8/2009: Visits Beijing and signs five agreements to enhance economic, political, military and technical and technological cooperation with China.
10/09/2009: Meets US President Barack Obama at White House
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Abu Dhabi, November 1, 2009. 80 coaches are working in 42 government Cycle 2 schools and teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to nearly 20,000 grade 6, 7 and 8 students.
There are now more students practicing Jiu-Jitsu in Abu Dhabi schools than any other school system in the world and students are going to have the opportunity to choose what they want from Jiu-Jitsu - from the healthy part of the sport with discipline, life skills, and team work to a much more focused and dedicated approach that might lead to students becoming professional fighters and representing their country in international competitions. School-Jitsu does not have any kind of punches or kicks. It is about throw techniques, control and locks.
The School- Jitsu program is one of Abu Dhabi Education Council’s special projects and is sponsored by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Last year’s trial School Jitsu program took place in 14 schools across the emirate. Because of its success, the 2009/2010 program was expanded. Reacting to feedback given by students, the Jiu Jitsu team has developed more services that will make the program more exciting.
The differences from last year will be that extra after-school classes in each zone will be provided for talented students and will give students a chance to train together.
أبوظبي في 1 نوفمبر 2009. يعمل حالياً حوالي 80 مدرباً لرياضة الجيو-جيتسو في 42 مدرسة حكومية لطلبة الحلقة الثانية بغرض تقديم دروس تعليم هذه الرياضة لحوالي 20,000 طالب من طلبة الصف السادس والسابع والثامن.
وقد ازداد عدد الطلبة الذين يمارسون هذه الرياضة في مدارس أبوظبي مسجلةً بذلك المعدل الأعلى عالمياً من حيث عدد الطلبة المشاركين في هذه اللعبة، وسوف يصبح في إمكان الطلبة اختيار المهارات التي يريدون اكتسابها وتعلمها من هذه الرياضة بدءً من ممارسة التمارين الرياضية الصحية المنضبطة واكتساب المهارات الحياتية ومهارات العمل الجماعي وصولاً إلى احتراف هذه الرياضة وتمثيل الدولة في المسابقات الدولية كلاعبين محترفين. وتجدر الإشارة إلى أن برنامج رياضة الجيو-جيتسو المدرسي لا يتضمن اللكمات أو الركلات بل يتركز حول أساليب الإطاحة بالخصم والتحكم في حركته وتقييدها.
وجدير بالذكر إن برنامج الجيو-جيتسو المدرسي هو أحد المشاريع الخاصة التي ينفذها مجلس أبوظبي للتعليم برعاية كريمة من سمو الشيخ محمد بن زايد آل نهيان، ولي عهد أبوظبي ونائب القائد الأعلى للقوات المسلحة ورئيس مجلس أبوظبي للتعليم.
كان العام الدراسي الماضي قد شهد تجربة تقديم هذا البرنامج في 14 مدرسة بإمارة أبوظبي، ونظراً للنجاح الكبير الذي حققته هذه التجربة فسوف يشهد العام الدراسي الحالي 2009/2010 زيادة عدد المدارس المشمولة في البرنامج، وتم التخطيط لتقديم مزيد من الخدمات بناءً على الملاحظات التي أبداها الطلبة بهدف جعل البرنامج أكثر جاذبية وإفادة للطلبة المشاركين.
ومن بين الأنشطة التي أضيفت للبرنامج هذا العام تخصيص دروس إضافية للطلبة الموهوبين بعد انتهاء اليوم الدراسي في كل منطقة تعليمية بغرض تمكين هؤلاء الطلبة من التدرب معاً، إضافة إلى زيادة عدد المسابقات التي تقام بين الطلبة والتي بلغت ثلاث مسابقات في العام الماضي إلى عدد أكبر من المنافسات على مستوى المدرسة وبين المدارس المختلفة وأخرى على مستوى المنطقة وبين المناطق المختلفة، ويشمل ذلك أيضاً المسابقات الخاصة بمدارس البنات.
EMIRATES JJ TEAM
Monday, November 02, 2009
مرحبا يا أطفال، سوف اروي لكم قصة تاريخية لطيفة حول انطلاقة رياضة جيو-جيتسو هذه الرياضة التي تعلمناها هنا في المدرسة.
تعني هذه الرياضة الفن النبيل، أو بمعنى آخر إنها فن الدفاع عن النفس تستنفذ بها القليل من الطاقة ولا تحتاج للقوة وهي تسمح للشخص الأصغر حجما و الأقل قوة بان يدافع عن نفسه ويهزم خصمه حتى لو كان أقوى واكبر من الناحية الجسدية.
في جيو-جيتسو نجد حالات السقوط والإصابات والالتواء وقبضات الخنق ونقاط الضغط والتثبيت والنهوض على القاعدة والتي تعتبر بمثابة الوضعية القتالية.
ويتم ممارسة جيو-جيتسو وقوفا أو على الأرض.
حسنا لكن الذي نود معرفته هو كيف بدأت جيو-جيتسو.
بدأت جيو-جيتسو منذ وقت طويل جدا في الهند حيث تمت ممارستها من قبل الرهبان البوذيين الذين انتابهم القلق حول الدفاع عن أنفسهم لأنهم كانوا يقومون برحلات طويلة سيرا على الأقدام والصلاة من اجل آلهتهم، وقد تعرضوا للسرقة باستمرار ولم يتمكنوا من حماية أنفسهم، وبهذه الطريقة طور الرهبان فنا يعتمد على مبادئ التوازن بين نظام المفاصل ومبدأ الروافع، دون الحاجة لاستخدام القوة أو السلاح التي تعتبر غير مسموح بها في ديانتهم.
وقد اعتبرت هذه الطريقة لزمن طويل بمثابة الوسيلة التي كانوا يباغتون بها مهاجميهم، ومع ظهور البوذية عَبَرَ الرهبان العديد من البلدان المختلفة ونشروا ديانتهم ومعتقدهم إلى أن وصلوا اليابان حيث تم تطوير جيو-جيتسو وذاع صيتها.
وقد سافر العديد من معلمي جيو- جيتسو منذ أواخر القرن التاسع عشر، إلى اليابان وقارات أخرى حيث كانوا يتكسبون رزقهم من التعليم والانضمام إلى حلبات الصراع حيث كانوا يواجهون منافسين آخرين من مدارس الفنون القتالية المختلفة.
المعلم ايساي ميدا كوما المعروف أيضا بكونت كوما كان واحدا منهم، فبعد السفر مع فريقه للقتال في بلدان عديدة في أوروبا وأمريكا، وصل إلى البرازيل عام 1915 وأقام في مدينة تدعى بيليم في ولاية بارا. وبعد عام التقى جاستياو جرايسي الذي ساعده على الاستقرار في هذه المدينة.
رزق جاستياو بثمانية أطفال هم خمسة صبية وثلاث فتيات وأصبح أحد مشجعي لعبة جيو-جيتسو فاصطحب ابنه البكر كارلوس ليتعلم جيو-جيتسو لدى كونت كوما. كان كارلوس صبيا ناحلا وضعيفا يبلغ من العمر 15 ربيعا، إلا أنه وجد في جيو-جيتسو وسيلة لإثبات الذات، حيث تمكن من فعل ما عجز رفاق جيله عن القيام به. وحين بلغ التاسعة عشر ذهب إلى ريو دي جانيرو مع عائلته ليصبح مقاتلا محترفا ومعلما لهذا الفن القتالي، وقد سافر في أنحاء البرازيل ليقدم الدروس يهزم خصومه الأقوى منه جسديا.
وفي العام 1925 عاد إلى ريو دي جانيرو وافتتح أول صالة له سميت صالة جرايسي للجيو-جيتسو. ومنذ ذلك التاريخ فقد استمر بنقل مهاراته وعلومه إلى إخوته وقام بتعديل وتحسين الفن ليتلاءم مع الجسد الهزيل الذي كان سمة مميزة في عائلته، كما علَّم أيضا فلسفته عن الحياة ومفاهيمه عن التغذية الطبيعية سيما وأن تناول الطعام بالشكل الأمثل يعتبر بمثابة أمر هام للغاية لمن يرغب في ممارسة جيو-جيتسو وقد حوّل نظام جرايسي للحمية، من جيو-جيتسو إلى رمز صحي. وبعد ذلك بسنوات، أصبح الفن القتالي الياباني يعرف باسم جيو-جيتسو البرازيلية وبدأ معلمو هذا الفن بتعليمه عبر العالم وكانت تلك الطريقة التي وصل بها المعلم كارلوس سانتوس إلى هنا في مدرستكم بحيث يمكنكم أن تصبحوا أصحاء أقوياء.
إليكم فيما يلي بعض النصائح لتحظوا بفائدة كاملة من دروس جيو-جيتسو :
- يتم غسل اليدين قبل دخول الحلبة.
- المحافظة على نظافة الرداء.
- يمنع دخول الحلبة والحذاء في القدم.
- يمنع الخروج من الحلبة حافي القدمين.
- المحافظة على نظافة وقصر أظافر اليدين والقدمين.
- احترام المعلمين والزملاء.
ولا ننسى تناول الطعام بالشكل الأمثل لان الطعام وقود جسمنا. مع تناول الخضار والفاكهة وشرب الكثير من الماء.
أتمنى أن تكونوا قد استمتعتم بهذه القصة وتذكروا أن جيو-جيتسو رياضة تمارس على بساط الحلبة مع الزملاء والمعلمين وليس الغرض منها تشجيع العنف.
أطيب الأمنيات لكم.
Here are the newly promoted students in Abu Dhabi, along with their new belts:
Wesam Al Ahmad (Blue Belt)
Andy Halycz (Blue Belt)
Omar Khalil (Blue Belt)
Olivier Kubiczek (Blue Belt)
Mohammad Al Amad (Green Belt)
Mustafa Mahgoub Ali (Green Belt)
Cozmin Asaftei (Green Belt)
Jakub Ilnicki (Green Belt)
Here are the newly promoted students in Dubai, along with their new belts:
Dariusz Grochowski (Blue Belt)
Andrew Chesters (Green Belt)
Hanan Saleh (Green Belt)