Hello Ahmed, can you please introduce yourself to our readers?
Is it your first time participating in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship?
Yes, it’s my first time to participate in The Abu Dhabi World Pro. I have decided to participate because I participated in a lot of Abu Dhabi Grand Slams and I want to test my skills on the world’s biggest Jiu Jitsu stage in Abu Dhabi.
How is your training going leading up to the ADWPJJC?
My training is going great, between strength and conditioning and Jiu Jitsu trainings to make sure I am ready on both the physical and the technical aspects.
How did the sport of Jiu Jitsu impact you on a personal level? Why do you recommend youth to practice the sport?
Jiu Jitsu impacted my personal ife in a big way as it taught me to never quit and keep trying and that no problem is without a solution… I recommend the youth to practice Jiu Jitsu because it teaches them respect, discipline and self-confidence, these values they can carry off the mats in their personal life
How do you see Abu Dhabi hosting global Jiu Jitsu championships and giving the chance for athletes to compete against the best in the world?
Abu Dhabi is doing a phenomenal job organizing the best competitions and events in the region, which gives us athletes the chance to pursue our dreams and passion in competing against the best of the world which elevates the sport’s level in the region and puts a huge spotlight on Middle Eastern Jiu Jitsu.
Who influenced you the most in developing your BJJ game?
The people who influenced my Jiu Jitsu the most are of course Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu and Rodolfo Vieira.
Would you like to give any advice to our readers that would help them either on the mat or in their lives?
If I can give the readers one piece of advice that applies on and off the mats, it would be, be patient and enjoy the process. The journey has a lot of ups and downs, so embrace it as it is. It’s all about the journey, not the destination!!!