Monday, January 11, 2010

UAE Jiu-Jitsu team wins Emirates Asian Super Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Abu Dhabi, 13th Dec. 2009 (WAM) -- The UAE jiu-jitsu team maintained its title as winner of the Emirates Asian Super Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for second running year.

The UAE Jiu-Jitsu fighters clinched the gold title in the two-day championship of marital art which concluded yesterday at the hall of the Emirates Wrestling, Judo, and Jiu-Jitsu Federation. In total, the UAE won 14 coloured medals.

The Abu Dhabi tournament brought together athletes from 26 countries.

Jordan took the second place followed by Saudi Arabia.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat them.

Abu Dhabi Educational Council introduced lasy year the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into schools' sports programme. 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 to 42 schools, including 6 female schools.

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 and flexibility. Social skills as respect, discipline and common sense are improved as a result of interacting with individuals and the group as a whole.



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"UAE Jiu-Jitsu team wins Emirates Asian Super Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu." WAM - United Arab Emirates News Agency 13 Dec. 2009. General Business File ASAP. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. .

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