Scheduling Crisis Averted in 2010 Competitions

by Caleb on October 7, 2009

Abu Dhabi Pro Jiu-Jitsu

Remember the 2009 Abu Dhabi Pro (aka the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup) that took place back in May? Think of it as the sister competition to the ADCCs where athletes compete in the gi.

If you look at the two most recent issues of Gracie Magazine, there is a full page ad on the back covers that say the dates for the Abu Dhabi Pro is April 8th through the 10th. No biggie except that that is the weekend of the 2010 IBJJF Pan-Ams in California! The concern there is that Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s best competitors would be forced to decide to compete in just one of the events. We would all agree that the sport suffers when the best competitors are not facing off against one another.

But, as the title of this post suggests, there’s no need to panic! Carlao Santos, the organizer of the Abu Dhabi Pro who has lived in the Emirates teaching jiu-jitsu for years now, let us know here at The FightWorks Podcast headquarters that they have rescheduled the Abu Dhabi Pro finals for the weekend of April 15th through the 17th.

While the two events now occur on back to back weekends and there could still be competitors who will choose one event over the other, it was a significant change of course for the Abu Dhabi Pros to reschedule their event, especially after having already advertised for the same weekend.

More details on the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup coming soon here on TheFightWorksPodcast.com

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Romeo October 11, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Awesome as soon as I saw the inagural tournament back in May I knew I had to try and qualify for the next one. Now I can do and still go to Pan-Ams. Awesome

rowdy October 13, 2009 at 12:20 am

i am going to the CA qualifier and when i make that i am going to this!!

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