What you need to know about the new UAEJJF World ranking format

Based on rules of the Olympic Charter, the Qualification System aims to ensure that the principles of universality, performance, country, representation and gender equity, remain the focus for the UAEJJF participation. In addition, a number of other technical principles and rules have been established to provide a basis for the development of the UAEJJF Qualification System. The ranking is the most fair way of awarding the effort and the talent of each athlete that signs up to one of the UAEJJF tournaments throughout the year. It is also a great incentive for more and more athletes to take part in as many events as they can. The next pages will explain how the ranking works and the new changes. Have a good read, put on your gi and go out there to add points right away. How does the ranking work and what are the main changes? The raking period will be in general for 24 months. The Seven (7) best results during next season (12 months’ period) will count + one extra (8th) result from the Continental Pro + the result of Abu Dhabi World Professional Championship, starting from 1st May 2018. The points for each individual tournament will expire as follows: From May 1st, 2018 to April 30th, 2019 the points will count 100%. After May 1st, 2019 the points will be reduced to 50%. After May 1st, 2020 the points will be reduced to 0 and not count anymore. The dividing line is the first week of May 2019. Example: If tournament is held in first week of May 2018, the points are reduced to half on the first week on May 2019 and expired in the first week of May 2020. How to add points in the ranking? You add points in the ranking by at least participating in one of the events of the UAEJJF calendar (the current calendar started on May 1, 2018 and ends on April 30, 2019). There are six kinds of events in terms of how many points you'll get: ADWPJJC – 6 stars, Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – 5 stars, Continental Pro – 5 stars, National Pro – 4 stars, International Pro – 3 stars, Regional tournament – 2 stars. How many rankings are there? The UAEJJF has divided the ranking in several categories. You can say that the two most important are male adult black belt and female adult brown/black belt. Each belt has its own ranking starting with white belts. You also have a ranking in the male master division, an academy ranking, continental and country rankings. There are also No-Gi rankings. For what else is the ranking used for by the UAEJJF? The Federation will use the ranking to decide your position on the bracket of the ADWPJJC. It will also use the ranking to invite athletes to compete in the ADWPJJC. In addition the ranking will be used to select fighters for the new Abu Dhabi King of Mats through Continental Ranking and Grand Slam Placements. What are the prizes for ranking leaders? After all the effort, it is natural that ranking leaders at the end of the season receive proper rewards. The tables bellow show the main prizes for both the Gi and No-Gi rankings. The male adult Gi black belt division alone will award US$40,000, while the female Gi brown/black belt division will award US$18,000. That's the same amount reserved for the male adult brown belt ranking leaders and the master 1 male black belt division. What else do you need to know about the ranking? Yes. There are a few details you need to know about the ranking. If you are alone in a division, you won't earn points in the ranking. If you change belts during the season, you lose the points from the previous belt. The same happens if you change age divisions during the calendar. Due to the academies ranking, the UAEJJF will not change an athlete's team during the same season. Another features to be implemented are that athletes will get points for not only placements, but also for each matches won. For example, athletes can get a certain point for a gold medal, but will also earn extra points for each win. So if athletes win a really large bracket that could lead award more points than smaller brackets. On top on that athletes will be awarded even extra points for different type of wins, for example winning by advantage or by submissions. Are there any more novelties in the ranking for the 2018-2019 season? In case of equality of total RANK points, the higher ranking will be decided by: 1. The highest sum of the current points from World Pro. 2. The highest sum of the current points from all Grand Slams. 3. The highest sum of the current points from all Continental Pro, followed by National Pro, International Pro and Regional Championships. 4. The highest current points from one single event, then, if needed, the second highest, and so on. 5. If the competitors are still equal the decision will be taken by the number of matches done by the fighter through the season, followed by the fastest submission(s) or who made more points during the matches in case of World Pro Qualification. Click here for more info 2018-2019 World Ranking (updated)

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Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo: Final week to register; Jiu-Jitsu stars line to compete for over US$120,000 in prizes; watch it live on Flograppling

It's the final week of registration for the first event in the 2018/2019 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour. The final deadline to sign up to compete in Tokyo, Japan, is July 24. The event is open to athletes of all nationalities. For more info and to register, go to https://events.uaejjf.org/en/event/109. The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo will showcase the talents of some of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu today. The event is the perfect opportunity for the stars to add points in the UAEJJF ranking and also compete for their share of over US$120,000 in prizes. Here are some of the names already confirmed to compete in Tokyo: Mayssa Caldas, Amal Amjahid, Bianca Basílio, Claudia Do Val, Larissa Paes, Samantha Cook, Nathiely Melo, Paulo Miyao, Tiago Bravo, Ali Munfaredi, DJ Jackson, Jacob Mackenzie, Kaynan Duarte, Rudson Matheus, Guttemberg Pereira, João Gabriel Rocha, Gerard Labinski. The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo will also feature the return of the Legends series. Two-time Legends champion Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro will face off with Japanese black belt Daisuke Sugie. The match is highly awaited and should treat the crowd to thrilling action from beginning to end. All the action will be webcasted live from Tokyo by Flograppling. Watch it live on flograppling.com. The 2018/2019 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour already has five stops scheduled: Tokyo (July 29); Los Angeles (September 22-23); Rio de Janeiro (November 16-18); Abu Dhabi (February 7-9); London (March 9-10). For more info, go to https://events.uaejjf.org/en/federation/1/events.

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Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo: Final Day to Register Before the Early Registration Deadline

The first event in the 2018/2019 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour is a little over a month away. Those wishing to compete in Tokyo, Japan, on July 29, have an important date this Wednesday. The early registration deadline is June 27, so you have to hurry to sign up if you want to pay less for your registration. The final registration deadline is July 24. Organized by the UAEJJF, the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo is scheduled July 29, at the Ota Gymnasium. For more info and to register now, go to https://events.uaejjf.org/en/event/109. As with every installment of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, big names are already lining up to compete in Japan. 2018 ADWPJJC champions Amal Amjahid, Mayssa Caldas and Bianca Basílio are in. Other relevant presences include João Gabriel Rocha, Guttemberg Pereira, Kaynan Duarte, Tiago Bravo, Gerard Labinski, Livia Gluchowska, Larissa Paes, Samantha Cook, Nathiely de Jesus. The 2018/2019 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour already has five stops scheduled: Tokyo (July 29); Los Angeles (September 22-23); Rio de Janeiro (November 16-18); Abu Dhabi (February 7-9); London (March 9-10). For more info, go to https://events.uaejjf.org/en/federation/1/events.

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10th anniversary of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship to kick off on April 16

Registration is now open The Championship to pay tribute to “Year of Zayed” initiative marking Sheikh Zayed’s 100th birthday New sports, cultural and recreation events on the sidelines of the Championship The UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation launches its new strategy for the next phase The UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation announced the specific dates of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship 2018, unveiling some details about the accompanying events. It was announced that the 10th edition of the Championship will be held on April 16 to 28, 2018 at Zayed Sports City’s Mubadala Arena in the capital Abu Dhabi and that the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Award will be held on April 29 recognizing and honoring Jiu-Jitsu’s best talents and organizations. This international event will be accompanied by special initiatives marking the Championship’s 10th anniversary, including Abu Dhabi World Jiu Jitsu Festival, Jiu-Jitsu U-18 World Championship and Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship featuring renowned world champions in different categories, in addition to the world class events to be held on the sidelines of the Championship to provide an experience to remember to the community in general and the families in particular. The organizing committee stated that the Championship will celebrate the Year of Zayed initiative with tribute to the 100th birthday of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates. In this respect, various community initiatives are to be organized in cooperation with stakeholders from the public and private sectors, along with several sports, health, educational and awareness activities and workshops. The participation applications will be received starting today December 19 via the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s official website uaejjf.com. As far as promotion is concerned, the organizing committee mentioned that the Championship will be preceded by activations across the UAE to raise awareness about this sport and the associated values and ethics, such as discipline, courage, patience, endurance, team spirit, timely and appropriate decision-making and loyalty in the aim to contribute to Building a Strong Generation, which has always been the Federation’s strategic objective. It was also revealed that the Federation’s new 5-year strategy will be announced during the Championship, together with the objectives to be achieved, as the previous strategy has seen significant success reaching remarkable milestones in terms of promoting and raising awareness about this sport, making outstanding continental and international achievements and paving the way for renowned champions.

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The list of Qualifying events and seats (Travel Packages) for the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 has been released.

The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 is open entry to all fighters from all nationalities. FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE ABU DHABI WORLD PRO’ HISTORY, ALL THE BLACK AND BROWN BELTS WILL BE REPRESENTING THEIR COUNTRIES IN THE ADWPJJC 2018 To qualify for the main brackets for 2018 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, UAEJJF athletes will have to meet very precise criteria and you can click here to find which events count points to qualify for the main brackets. For more information about the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018, which will take place in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from April 16-29, you can visit our event page here. NOTES Here are Countries Seats Quotas (travel packages) for Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 and all UAEJJF great events like “Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards” These Country Seats Quotas are automatically published in the same time of ranking updating. Thus, throughout the year, each country fighters can see a simulation of the RANKING POINTS or PRIZES which it will have in each event. Click here to see rules about UAEJJF Ranking >>. Click here to see terms and conditions about UAEJJF Seats quotas (Travel Packages) >>

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The world’s elite return to the global home of Jiu-Jitsu

The 9th annual Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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