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UAE Jiu-Jitsu School Programme

The Jiu-Jitsu school programme, which began in 2008, is available to 13,000 pupils, grades 6 and 7 ( aged between 9 to 14 years old), in schools across the UAE. This includes more than 2000 girls.

The long-term goals are:

  1. To improve the health of young Emiratis and teach them fitness, self-defense and discipline

  2. To nurture a new generation of Jiu-Jitsu champions and thus develop a strong national team

jiujitsu_schoolRegional championships take place annually and encompass schools in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region

Last year, 25 coaches from Brazil worked in the programme, and even more have been added to handle the increase in schools. The coaching team includes more than 20 world champions.

In the 2009/2010 school year the project was expecting by adding 28 more schools  6 schools for girls and 24 schools for boys ) and to include grades 6 to 8. The total of schools is now 42 and this includes 81 Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainers.

For the 2010/2011 school year  the Abu Dhabi Education Council decided to increase the project with a further  21 schools( 4 schools girls and 17 schools boys) so now even more children will be able to participate in this amazing project.

The boys schools include;

Abu Dhabi

  1. Abdul Jalil Al Fahim
  2. Abdullah Bin Otaiba
  3. Abdullah Bin Rawaha
  4. Al Ajban
  5. Al Ghazali
  6. Al Muatassem
  7. Al Qarm
  8. Al Sades Min Aughostos
  9. Al Samalia
  10. Al Soqoor
  11. Al Tawoe
  12. Darwish Bin Karam
  13. Jern Yafoor
  14. Saad Bin Moaath
  15. Zayed Al Thani

Al Ain

  1. Al Beeda
  2. Al Dhaher
  3. Al Ghaith
  4. Al Khaznah
  5. Al Tafawoq
  6. Al Tamayoz
  7. Al Thabat
  8. Al Yahar
  9. Ali Bin Ali Taleb
  10. Bu Kariyah
  11. Malik Bin Anas
  12. Remah
  13. Sultan Bin Zayed
  14. Sweihan
  15. Tahnoon Bin Mohammad

Western Region

  1. Al Ebtekar
  2. Al Farazdaq
  3. Al Farouq
  4. Al Gharbiya
  5. Al Seraj
  6. Kaab Bin Malek

The girls schools include;

Abu Dhabi

  1. Al Mushrif (grade 7 and 8) – 218 students
  2. Al Asayel (grade 6 and 7) – 175 students
  3. Al Dana (grade 6 and 7) – 298 students

Al Ain

  1. Al Maali (grade 7 and 8) – 394 students
  2. Atekah (grade 6 and 7) – 173 students

Al Gharbia

  1. Al Khamael (grade 6 and 7) – 82 students

Total number of girls in the School Jitsu Programme = 1340 students

 
 

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Emirati Children Dominate Day One of the Children's Cup, Taking Gold in Over 35 Categories at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2014

 

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