Friday, 19 October 2012

UAE BJJ Asian Cup - kids bracket

Over 250 screaming hyper active kids turned up at the UAE Wrestling, Judo, Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing Federation building yesterday, located at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, to participate in the Asian Cup event.

Competition venue

I was one of the bracket managers and was partnered with Pedro De Miranda and we had the task of finding the children in the warm up area, checking their weights and getting them to the competition mat.  

With my right hand man, Pedro 

No easy task when your Arabic is limited and all the names look the same.  That said, all the schools were given their own space in the warm up area, with the school name on the wall, which made a lot easier for all bracket managers.

The event ran to schedule and was broadcast on national television and the viewers were treated to some excellent jiu jitsu throughout the event; all the hard work by the coaches over the last few months were rewarded at the winners podium, with many happy young faces being congratulated and awarded shiny medals.

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