Thailand successfully defended its championship title at the eighth Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship, held at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, achieving a remarkable total of 13 gold medals. As the adult division competitions concluded on Sunday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) maintained their supremacy in Jiu-Jitsu discipline, clinching the title for the fourth consecutive year.

During the final day of adult competition, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu National Team showcased an outstanding performance, securing seven additional medals. With a grand total of 18 medals, comprising 6 gold, 7 silver, and 5 bronze, they maintained their dominance in the Jiu-Jitsu arena. Hazza Farhan (+94kg), Saeed Alkubaisi (85 kg), and Shamma Al Kalbani (63 kg) secured gold for the hosts on Sunday, while Faraj Alawlaqi (85 kg), Bashayer Almatrooshi (63 kg), and Abdullah Alkubaisi (94 kg) claimed silver. Ammar Al Hosani (94 kg) took home the bronze.

Thailand’s remarkable performance allowed them to retain their championship title from the previous year, garnering 13 gold, seven silver, and seven bronze medals across various disciplines such as Duo-Classic, Show, Ju-Jitsu, and Ju-Jitsu Fighting. Kazakhstan secured the second position with a total of 46 medals, including 12 gold, 18 silver, and 16 bronze. Despite exclusively participating in the JIu-Jitsu discipline, the UAE Ju-Jitsu National Team’s impressive performance earned them a commendable third-place finish overall.

Under the patronage of Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Championship ran until May 8.

“The victory of the Ju-Jitsu National Team in the Ju-Jitsu Asian Championship highlights the commitment and efforts of our athletes and technical staff at all levels in recent weeks. Their exceptional performance over the three days of competition resulted in another title win, reaffirming their continental dominance over the strongest Asian teams,” stated AL DHAHERI, emphasizing the significant growth witnessed in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu through the high level of competition at the Asian Championship.

Chanchai SUKSUWAN, President of the Ju-Jitsu Association of Thailand, expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance during the Championship.

“Our team has shown remarkable performance. It’s the culmination of our efforts over the past few years to promote the sport and nurture athletes in our country, yielding desired outcomes. We are optimistic about the youth competitions as well.
“Jiu-Jitsu is steadily gaining popularity in Thailand, which has hosted major events like the previous edition of the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship and the Thailand Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix. We are collaborating closely with the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union and the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation to bring more such events to our country,” SUKSUWAN concluded.