The 2017/2018 UAEJJF Season is Here. Get Ready to Compete All Over the World

The 2017 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship was the grand finale the 2016/2017 season deserved. Thousands of athletes of all ages and backgrounds gathered in the United Arab Emirates for an unprecedented 14 days of matches at the world famous IPIC Arena, in Abu Dhabi. Over US$ 800,000 in prizes were awarded for champions and medalists of categories of every belt, age group and nationality. The 2017 ADWPJJC will live forever in our memories.

After a brief rest period, the 2017/2018 UAEJJF season is already underway with events coming up in all five continents. Every point counts in the journey to the 2018 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, once again scheduled to take place in the capital city of the UAE. The 2017/2018 season will be bigger and better than any other previous seasons. Here are the highlights of all the action planned for the next 12 months.

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour

Once again, the tour will make five stops: Japan, USA, Brazil, UAE and the UK. The 5 events combined will offer over US$700,000 in prizes and also add valuable points in the athletes’ ranking. In the past 12 months, huge names such as Felipe Pena, Xande Ribeiro, Beatriz Mesquita, Mackenzie Dern, Gabriel Arges, Jose Junior, Erberth Santos, Faisal Al Kitbe, Adam Wardzinski among many others were part of the events and the new season should only feature even more great fighters in epic battles. Here’s the schedule for this season.

Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Tokyo

July 15, 2017

Makuhari Messe Convention Center

Registration period: May 1st – June 14th (Late registration July 11th)

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Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Los Angeles

September 23-24, 2017

LA Convention Center

Registration period: May 1st – August 22nd (Late registration September 19th)

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Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro 

November 10-12, 2017

Arena Carioca 3

Registration period: May 1st – October 9th (Late registration November 6th)

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Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Abu Dhabi

January 12-13, 2018

IPIC Arena

Registration period: May 1st – December 11th (Late registration January 8th)

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Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour London

March 10-11, 2018

Copper Box Arena

Registration period: May 1st – February 10th (Late registration March 6th)

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Continental Pro Championships

The UAEJJF is introducing another series of events in the 2017/2018 season. The Continental Pro Championships will be the primary key for qualification for the 2018 ADWPJJC. Continental champions will qualify directly to compete in Abi Dhabi in April 2018. Each year, the Continental Pro will travel to a different country within its continent. There will be six events each year. The dates for this year’s events are yet to be released.

Europe Pro

Asia Pro

North America Pro

South America Pro

Africa Pro

Oceania Pro

National Pro Championships

The National Pro series is back for another season of events all over the world. The UAEJJF will be promoting 20 events throughout the next 12 months. Each event is exclusive to athletes born in their geographic region. The expectation is for the events combined to host over 30,000 athletes in search of UAEJJF ranking points and the very much coveted travel packages for the 2018 ADWPJJC. The dates of each event will be released shortly. National Pro events already confirmed so far include:

Croatia National Pro

Slovenia National Pro

Russia National Pro

Greece National Pro

Ukraine National Pro

Kazakhstan National Pro

Scotland National Pro

Italy National Pro

South Korea National Pro

Mongolia National Pro

Japan National Pro

Australia National Pro

Emirates National Pro

Jordan National Pro

Bahrain National Pro

Kuwait National Pro

Brazil National Pro

Colombia National Pro

Argentina National Pro

Uruguay National Pro

USA National Pro

Canada National Pro

Angola National Pro

South Africa National Pro

International Pro Championships

Every point matter! The International Pro series brings Jiu-Jitsu at the highest level to some of the most important cities in the world between May 1st, 2017 to April 30th, 2018. The season kicked off on May 13, in Zagreb, Croatia, with hundreds of athletes fighting for valuable points in the UAEJJF ranking. Every event is open to athletes of all nationalities. The following events are already confirmed and many more will be added.

Ras Al Khaimah International Pro, UAE

Al Ain International Pro, UAE

Dubai International Pro, UAE

Sharjah International Pro, UAE

Fujairah International Pro, UAE

Ajman International Pro, UAE

Abu Dhabi International Pro, UAE

Ulaanbaatar Pro, Mongolia

Sydney International Pro, Australia

Melbourne International Pro, Australia

Orlando International Pro, USA

New York International Pro, USA

Athens International Pro, Greece

Seoul International Pro, South Korea

Brasilia International Pro, Brazil

Florianopolis International Pro, Brazil

Curitiba International Pro, Brazil

For more info, specific dates on each event and how to register, go to

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  • Irene Stephens
    14 September 2017 at 11:36 am
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    Do you have the dates for the Jui Jitsu world championships in London 2018, my grandson may be entering, I need to know the dates ASAP. So I can book the time off to go to see him take part.
    Thanking you

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