HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has officially inaugurated the largest sports facility in Abu Dhabi, a collaboration between the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Mubadala Investment Company, created to foster healthy living and strengthen the sport of jiu-jitsu in the UAE capital.
Based in Al Bahia, on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, the state-of-the-art fitness centre spans two floors and is home to top-level jiu-jitsu training, more than 200 pieces of the latest cardiovascular and resistance training equipment and offers specialised group fitness classes including spinning, yoga and Zumba.
HH Sheikh Hamdan toured the venue in the presence of HE Abdul Monem Al Hashemi, President of the UAE and Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federations and Senior Vice President of the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation; HE Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice President of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), UAEJJF board member Mohammed bin Dalmouk Al Dhaheri, and UAEJJF Secretary-General Fahad Ali Al Shamsi.
“With the committed support of Abu Dhabi’s leadership and our partners Mubadala, this new facility is a great addition to the local community, to the people of Abu Dhabi and our beloved sport of jiu-jitsu,” said Al Hashemi.
“The state-of-the art facility has all the equipment for those starting out on their fitness journey, right through to top-level athletes. We see this facility as another excellent vehicle to spread jitsu-jitsu among our community and take the sport to the next level. The gym features the most advanced equipment and with top-class jiu-jitsu trainers making this their base, it is a great facility for our athletes to develop their strength, conditioning and technical ability.
In addition to the most advanced training equipment the new gym has a dedicated women’s gym and combat sports practice area.
The UAEJJF plans to open two more branches before the end of the year, in Dubai and Al Ain, respectively.