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Royal vision that led to growth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Abu Dhabi and the World

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi with the most accomplished UAE Jiu-Jitsu Fighter, Faisal Al Ketbi -- Photo courtesy Sport360.com

A seven-month process hosted over six continents to qualify for the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Abu Dhabi next month ended last week in Gramado, Brazil. San Diego was one of the host cities to the trials not that long ago. That the southern California city is one of the host sites is entirely fitting. It was there, while watching an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view telecast almost two decades ago, that Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed conceived the idea that changed the landscape of grappling arts forever. Read More »

Trouble in Abu Dhabi

According to an MSNBC report, Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, 41, has died in a glider crash in Morocco. He was the younger brother of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, who is also president of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh ... Read More »

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