UAE and Israeli sports organisations sign Jiu-Jitsu deal


The UAE and Israeli sports organisations have signed an agreement to promote the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu.

It aims to elevate the sport in both countries as well as around the world.

The landmark deal was agreed by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) and the International Association of Competitive Jiu-Jitsu In Israel.

Joint training camps will be scheduled in addition to special championships.

The partnership will also see the sharing of technical expertise and workshops for referees and administrators.

The Chairman of the UAEJJF and Senior Vice President of the Ju-Jitsu International Federation, Abdul Munam Al Hashemi, said the collaboration was a productive outcome of the historic peace accord signed between the two countries in September.

Al Hashemi stated that "We in the UAE are extremely proud of the comprehensive Jiu-Jitsu culture that we have developed, and we are honoured to share our expertise with our counterparts in Israel."

"I would like to thank the generous support extended to us by the UAE's visionary leadership in building bridges of trust and cooperation all across the world and I am confident that this agreement will empower a growing number of people in both countries to learn and benefit from the sport," he added.

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