The UAEJJF has just released a response to Coronavirus fears at future BJJ events. It turns out that ADCC Mongolia being cancelled a few months ago was just the first of many events to collapse under the weight of a global panic. We’ve also had out-of-state athletes stopped from competing on the upcoming Third Coast Grappling 4 as well and no doubt many competitors will be concerned over the status of upcoming tournaments.
“To support international efforts to limit the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) has decided to postpone all remaining sport events and activities until further notice to support effective preventative and precautionary efforts.
This decision aligns with the Federation’s commitment to embody the values of the sport of jiu-jitsu and provide an exceptional experience to all athletes, audience and partners. The Federation remains committed to growing the sport of jiu-jitsu and ensuring the health and safety of all athletes and stakeholders.”Official UAEJJF Statement
This is no doubt the latest in a line of events that will be effected by mounting fears about the virus as promoters weigh up their options in the coming months. While it is disappointing for anyone planning to attend events, it is understandable and not something that the BJJ community is alone in being effected by. Even cancelling this year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics is being discussed by major media.
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