Carlos Santos, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Rio has been leading the charge when it comes to spreading BJJ in the Arab world. For several years Carlos, aka Carlao which means “Big Carlos”, has lived in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Among other activities like running the region’s BJJ magazine and running his blog, Santos holds regular tournaments which offer the small but growing community of enthusiasts a chance to compete.
This coming weekend, he will hold the Abu Dhabi International Jiu-Jitsu Cup which has two divisions based on skill level:
- white and blue belts
- purple and brown belts
Each skill grouping will also be broken down by weight and will have an absolute division as well. The winner of each division will win $2,000!
For more details on the event, check out its homepage. (Also run by Carlao of course!).