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Abu Dhabi Grand Slam heads to Tokyo, Japan on 23rd October 2016 at Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama, with over $100,000 in cash prize to be won! Black belt adult gi winners also receive complimentary flights to the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi (January 2017).

After an exceptionally successful two-day event in Los Angeles, USA last month, some of the finest jiu jitsu athletes from across the world are preparing to campaign for their quest to glory at the state-of-the-art venue in Tokyo: Big Turtle Fukaya, Saitama.

Top fighters who confirmed their participation to compete, include: the open weight world champion Mackenzie Dern, Igor Silva, Japanese stars Yoshi Suto and Joao Karaoke, Ricardo Evangelista, Tiago Bravo, Felipe Pena, Alexandre Ribeiro and Michael Musumeci.

“I really wanted to compete at the Grand Slam in L.A but as you all know by now, I had my debut fight in MMA, so I was working hard and focusing on that. Jiu-Jitsu has become an integral part of MMA, so it is very important that I keep sharp and compete at the highest level. I am looking forward to Tokyo and aim to come back home with the win” said Mackenzie Dern

Prize money awarded will range from $500 to $2,000 in several categories, including Black Adult and Master; in the blue, purple, brown and black categories for both men and women.

The first-place winner in the respective weight categories of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam will receive 200 points, the second-place winner will receive 160 points and the third-place winner will receive 120 points. Fourth-place will receive 100 points, Fifth to Eight place will receive 80 points.

A trophy will be awarded to the best club as well and there’s also a special award for the black belt adult division champions.

The event is open to all nationalities, All belts, Juveniles, Adults and Masters. Registrations for the Tokyo Tour of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam are open, please visit: https://www.uaejjf.org/event/info/286 to register.

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October 09, 2016 — Jiu Jitsu Style