2009 ADCC will be held in Barcelona, Spain. The most prestigious grappling event comes to one of Barcelona's most prestigious arenas, the same arena where they held the Olympic Basketball events in '92, the Pavelló Municipal Esports de Badalona. The arena is located at Av. Alfons XIII, s/n 08921 BADALONA
Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu Jitsu Trials for North and Central America
Dhabi World Pro Jiu Jitsu Trials for North and Central America. The Trials are in Melbourne, FL February 28, 2009.
The forums and news seem to lead to this being real. However, we couldn't find any information onthe official ADCC website. So this may not be an ADCC sanctioned event, some commentary has stated it's only held in Abu Dhabi.
UPDATED: ADCC confirmed this event is not ADCC or related to the ADCC. Their response was quite brief:
"No, it's not ADCC
event! Thank you."
From all the information we see it's a NAFA event using Abu Dhabi in the name and as a location for the finale. Still a legitamate event.
For the Rules go to: https://www.nafafighters.com/uploads/abu_dhabi_rules_notepad.txt
From Around the Globe we bring you Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling stories of interest. These stories are meant to open your hearts and minds to the world of Jiu-Jitsu and grappling. Their stories are just as important and pertinent as those in your local area. Today, the ADCC trials from Israel.
ADCC- Abu Dhabi Trials - Israel
by Haim Gozali
The 2008 ADCC Israeli Trials was a huge success full of action with 100
competitors. Israel's submission community
2008 ADCC Israeli Trials
showed it is driving full
force ahead with the impressive turnout and the events professionalism,
holding true to the ADCC submission legacy. took place on December 20.
Organized by Renzo Gracie black belt Haim Gozali, six grapplers will
travel to the European ADCC trials on January 3rd.
action, with many exciting matches, the Israeli trials have proved that
Israel will be a strong foothold for the...
(View photos from the event)
The ADCC (Abu
Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Wrestling World Championship was created
by Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, son of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al
Nahyan, former president of the United Arab Emirates. Significant prize
money is awarded to winners, and athletes who have been successful at
the highest levels of competition in Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo
, Shooto and mixed martial arts regularly participate.
Rules & Regulations
The Championship is tournament style i.e; only winner goes through to the next round.
Men's Under 66 kg - Kouhei Yasumi (Lotus Paraestra Setagaya)
Men's Under 77 kg - K-taro Nakamura (Wajiutsu Keishukai Tokyo Headquarters)
Men's Under 88 kg - Yukinori Haruhara (Rodeo Style)
Men's Under 99 kg - Kazuhiro Nakamura (Yoshida Dojo)
Men's Over 99 kg - Kouji Kanechika (TEAM TACKLER)
Women's Under 60 kg - Megumi Fujii (AACC)
Women's Over 60 kg - Hitomi Hiraiwa (AACC) *Hitomi Akano
Results from the Final:
Men's Under 66 kg Final
Kouhei def Katuya Toida via submission (head and shoulder lock) in the extra period
Men's Under 77 kg Final
K-taro Nakamura def Yoshinao Shitabayashi via submission (rear naked choke)
Men's Under 88 kg Final
Yukinori Haruhara def Yuji Arai via submission (heel lock)
Men's Under 99 kg Final
Kazuhiro Nakamura def Yukiya Naito via submission (armbar)
Men's Over 99 kg Final
Kouji Kanechika df. Simonaka Takahiro via submission (armbar)
Women's Under 60 kg Final
Megumi Fujii def Sayaka Shioda via points (5-0)
Women's Over 60 kg Final
Hitomi Hiraiwa def Mizuho Sato via submission (kimura)