JJAU thanks OCA President for 18th Asian Games boost

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Ju-Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU) has thanked the OCA President, HE Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, for including the martial art on the sports programme of the 18th Asian Games, Jakarta 2018.

The President of the JJAU, HE Abdulmunem Alsayed M. Al Hashmi, extends his gratitude to the OCA President and all relevant OCA stakeholders.

A JJAU delegation visited Jakarta from January 5-8 and held discussions with the OCA President and with Indonesia NOC President Rita Subowo and informed them that all preparations were in place for the inclusion of ju-jitsu at the 18th Asian Games.

The JJAU delegation was comprised of Fahed Al Samsi, Secretary General; Dr Jaffer Al Muthafer, Deputy Secretary General; and Mubarak Al Manhali, Director of Internationals Relations.

The JJAU President, HE Abdulmunem Alsayed M. Al Hashmi, would also like to thank HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, for his strong support of ju-jitsu in the UAE and throughout Asia.

All 34 JJAU members are excited about this positive news.

Dr Jaffer said the JJAU would be holding the Asian Championships in Jakarta this October and that the host NOC would support the event.

“It will be a very good step to prepare the athletes for 2018,” he said. “The Asian Championships will be like a test event.”

Erstellt/Geändert:  14.01.2015