Abu Dhabi: General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered the formation of more Jiu Jitsu clubs across the UAE to promote the sport, scout for talent and nurture it.
Shaikh Mohammad also issued instructions that outstanding players be taken care of. He urged public and private institutions to support players and help them achieve greater success.
Shaikh Mohammad’s instructions also included the importance of taking care of talented players in schools and universities to help them pursue their academic education with distinction, while developing their sporting skills and talent.
These instructions are in line with Shaikh Mohammad’s continuous support for sport and athletes in general, and Jiu Jitsu in particular. He pays special attention to Jiu Jitsu, a fact reflected in his personal encouragement and presence of all Jiu Jitsu competitions, particularly the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship in Abu Dhabi.
In April, Shaikh Mohammad received UAE champions and school students who competed at the World Professional Jiu Jitsu championship, which took place in Abu Dhabi when the UAE junior champions dominated the category with an impressive tally of 122 medals, including 45 gold, 28 silver and 49 bronze.
Shaikh Mohammad also instructed the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation to set an integrated programme for the sport by engaging and training talented school children.