Abu Dhabi King of Mats: Isaac Doederlein ready to climb to the top of the lightweight bracket in Tok
American Isaac Doederlein is traveling to Tokyo, Japan, with a mission. He wants the first place trophy in the Abu Dhabi King of Mats lightweight bracket, which goes into play on July 27, at the Ota Gymnasium. Isaac is an ADKOM veteran, as he competed in the second edition of the lightweight division, this past March, in London.
In the UK, Isaac had to settle for the second place, as he lost the final to Brazil's Paulo Miyao by split referees decision. This time, Isaac will not settle for anything less than first place. He talks about his mindset coming in the event: “My mindset is great coming in, I have been training really hard for this moment and will do everything in my power to grab that title!”
After the ADKOM, the weekend of Jiu-Jitsu will not be over for Isaac. The black belt under Rubens Cobrinha is also registered to compete in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo adult male 69kg division. The weight class is filled with tough opponents, such as Diego Pato, Thiago Macedo and Cleber Fernandes. Isaac talks about how he will pace himself for the best performance in both events: “I’m very prepared for many battles in a short period of time. Last time, in London, I competed 9 times in two days! One thing I have changed in my training since then is I included a lot of anaerobic conditioning, so my gas tank will be even more prepared this time.”
The Abu Dhabi King of Mats – Lightweight is scheduled July 27, at the Ota Gymnasium, in Tokyo, Japan. The 8-men bracket features Isaac Doederlein, Gabriel Sousa, Diego “Pato” Oliveira, Nobuhiro Sawada, Tomoyuki Hashimoto, Wanki Chae, Thiago Macedo and Cleber Fernandes. Follow the complete coverage on Instagram at @ajptour and @jiujitsuworldmag. Watch the event live on ajptour.com.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Tokyo is scheduled July 27-28, once again at the Ota Gymnasium. The registrations for all belts and age groups are now closed. Follow the complete coverage on Instagram at @ajptour and @jiujitsuworldmag. Watch the event live on ajptour.com.
THIS WEEK ON THE AJP TOUR
Watch the ADGS Tokyo and the ADKOM live on AJPTOUR.com
Jiu-Jitsu fans are now able to access their favorite events for free on ajptour.com. On July 27-28, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Tokyo and the Abu Dhabi King of Mats – Lightweight will be streamed live for free. You can watch on ajptour.com.
Hurry to register to compete in Baku, Manaus and Cuiabá
Three events in the AJP Tour 2019/2020 season are in their final days of registration period.
Scheduled August 4, in Baku, the Abu Dhabi National Pro – Azerbaijan closes registration on July 30 with price change on July 23.
In Brazil, two events are also closing in. Scheduled August 18, the Abu Dhabi International Pro – Manaus will accept registrations until August 9.
Also in Brazil, the Abu Dhabi International Pro – Cuiabá is scheduled August 25. Registrations close on August 16.
AJP to offer Rules Course prior to ADGS Tour Tokyo
The AJP will offer a Rules Course prior to the ADGS Tour Tokyo. The event will be led by international referee and Jiu-Jitsu black belt Sada Kurimori at the Ota Gymnasium on July 26, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The rules course is open to all and the investment is US$50. Participants will receive educational material and a certificate at the end of the course. More info at ajptour.com.