Night of Celebration for Jiu-Jitsu champions at the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards

April 27, 2019


The 2019 Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Awards gathered the global Jiu-Jitsu community this Saturday, April 27, at the prestigious Emirates Palace, in Abu Dhabi.


Athletes, Officials, Organizers, Media representatives, among others, joined for a night of celebration when the effort, hard work and talent on and off the mats were recognized.


His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transport, was joined by the Chairman of the UAEJJF, Abdulmunan Al Hashemi, to present the winners with the trophies.


Those present at the awards ceremony watched a highlights video with some of the most thrilling moments of the 2018/2019 season which spanned over 10 months of action on the mats all over the world.


The trophies started being handed out to athletes and entities who had outstanding performance throughout the season. Winners came both from the UAE and from all over the world. Here's the complete list of all winners.


Best Emirati Boys School



Best Emirati Girls School



Best Emirati Male Blue Belt Youth

Hazza AlQubaisi


Best Emirati Female Blue Belt Youth

Hamda Alshekali


Best Emirati Male Blue Belt

Omar AlFadhli


Best Emirati Female Blue Belt

Reem Abdulla


Best Emirati Male Purple Belt

Khalifa Mohamed Lal Nassrati


Best Emirati Female Purple Belt

Maha Alhinaai


Best Emirati Male Brown Belt

Hamdan Ahmed Alblooshi


Best Emirati Male Black Belt

Faisal Al Kitbe



Best Emirati Club

Al Wadha Club Jiu-Jitsu Academy


Best International Academy

GF Team


Best Asian Federation

Saudi Jiu-Jitsu Federation


Best European Player

Adam Wardzinski (Poland)


Best North and Central American Player

DJ Jackson (USA)


Best African Player

Walter dos Santos


Best Oceanian Player

Lee Ting


Best South American Player

João Gabriel Sousa


Best Rookie Player

Thalison Soares


Best Master Player

Igor Silva


Best Female Player of the Year

Gabrieli Pessanha


Best Male Player of the Year

João Gabriel Sousa

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