March 11 in New York: World Professional Jiu Jitsu Cup New York Trial
The New York Trial for the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Cup will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Several Prizes will be given away to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Thirteen (13) winners of select divisions will win an all expenses paid trip to Abu Dhabi to compete in the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Cup on April 13-15, 2012.
The New York Trial will feature several divisions including categories for Adult Men and Women, Seniors, Juniors (10-12yrs), Teens (13-15yrs) and Juvenile (16-17yrs). To register or to find out more information about the divisions, visit the Weight Classes or Registration pages.
The first World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship event was held in April of 2009 in Abu Dhabi at the Tennis Court Zayed Sports City. Both events were held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The Chairman of the Championship and Emirates Jiu Jitsu Team is His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Championship events were attended by the Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Tahnoon, HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Mohamed and HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Mansour in 2010.
The World Trials now consist of 26 qualifying events being held in 21 countries around the globe. This ensures the main championship event in Abu Dhabi will attract the best athletes in the sport.