30/09/2016 07h51 - Updated 30/09/2016 13h50

Jiu-Jitsu National Competition held in Manaus for the first time in February 2017

The event is the 'Brazil National Pro Jiu-Jitsu’ and the winners will participate in the Abu Dhabi World Pro dispute, in the UAE.
Photo: Antonio Lima / Sejel
Photo: Antonio Lima / Sejel

After months of study and negotiations, Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Abu Dhabi (UAEJJF) and the Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (FBJJ) They defined the next stage of the Brazil National Pro Jiu-Jitsu. The city of Manaus, not Amazonas, It was chosen to host the main event of the national sport calendar, which will be held on 11 e 12 of February, Arena Amadeu Teixeira (Flores). The event receives Amazonas Government support, via the State Secretariat for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel).

In addition to the cash prizes, trademark of tournaments organized by UAEJJF, the Brazil's National Pro winners will also be awarded packages for the Abu Dhabi World Pro dispute, in the UAE, in April 2017. The competition is one of the most important in the world and brings together the top names from the jujitsu of our time.

“It took months of negotiations. We were between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, but the possibility arose that we take the first event to Manaus and not think twice. It is a city that breathes jujitsu, large black bands as Ronaldo Jacare and Saulo Ribeiro went from there. It is a land that has always supported the sport and the sport athletes, so we are very happy to bring this edition of the National Pro to Manaus”, says former world champion MMA Rodrigo Minotauro, a director of FBJJ.

Sports tourism – For the holder of Sejel, Fabricio Lima, Manaus will surprised to host the Brazil National Pro and the event will also contribute to the sports tourism Capital.

"It's the first time we will receive this important step and I thank you for the confidence and opportunity. The Amazon is a storehouse of good fighters and they deserve this opportunity indoors. I'm sure all the athletes out will thoroughly enjoy the receptivity of our people, our culture and our sights. Even because, It faces competition not only as important for the sport, but also as a chance to collaborate with our economy, once we move hotels, restaurants, stores, among others", highlighted.

Athletes who aspire to compete in Manaus have a chance to lower your costs and gain the vacancy on the mat. The regional tournaments organized by UAEJJ, in partnership with FBJJ, as Petrópolis International Pro (8 of October), Curitiba International Pro (19 from November) e Belém International Pro (26 from November) award winners with tickets, lodging and registration for the Brazil National Pro.

Registration for the Brazil National Pro may be from November, site in the UAEJJF (www.uaejjf.org).

Event – In 2009, on the initiative of the government of Abu Dhabi – UAE, It was held the first world championship of the martial art of jujitsu, o World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup, and its selective, o Abu Dhabi World Trials. The event received seven million investment with the presence of 500 athletes 40 countries, who won their places in selective held in 06 countries.

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