We are honored to announce that Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has achieved the esteemed title of "Best International Amateur Academy" at the prestigious Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards 2023. This significant accomplishment follows the culmination of the 15th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship held at the Mubadala Arena.
Date: 11th November 2023
Venue: Mubadala Arena, Abu Dhabi
Patronage: His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Our esteemed Professor Douglas had the privilege of accepting this accolade on behalf of Gracie Barra. Sharing the stage with dignitaries such as His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa bin Sultan Al Nahyan and UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi underscored the global significance of this recognition.
His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan commended the winners and emphasized Abu Dhabi's pivotal role as the global capital for jiu-jitsu. This recognition speaks to the city's commitment to cultivating talent and promoting the sport on an international scale.
Hosted by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, this ceremony acknowledged excellence across various categories, honoring outstanding achievements in juniors, amateurs, professionals, masters, and academies worldwide. Gracie Barra's selection among 50,000 athletes from 127 countries is a testament to our commitment to the art.
Gracie Barra is deeply humbled and grateful to stand among the distinguished winners. This achievement is not only a reflection of our team's dedication but also the support of our community.
We extend our sincere thanks to the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and all those who have contributed to our journey.