Update: 2009 ADCC GI Event? Nope it’s NAFA

Update: 2009 ADCC GI Event? Nope it’s NAFA

Finally – ADCC Abu Dhabi Gi Event? Nope!

According to: NAFA – North American Fight Association there’s a 2009 GI event in Abu Dhabi.  It’s called Abu

Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu Jitsu Trials for North and Central America

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

More Information on registration…

They want you to fill out and print the form here.

This is a Gi event.

Abu Dhabi Registration Form
Abu Dhabi WORLD Pro North & Central America Trials
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Brevard Community College Melbourne Campus
Building # 6
3865 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL.  32935

Weigh – ins will be held at:
The Sandbar Sports Grill
4301 Ocean Beach Blvd.
Cocoa Beach, FL.  32931
Phone: 321-799-2577
Friday February 27, 2009
Weigh – in time from 5:pm to 9:pm 

Entry Registration Fee
$100.00 BEFORE February 14, 2009
$125.00 February 14 -26. 2009
Registration will be closed after February 26, 2009
You can register here with a credit card
Make a check or money order out to: NAFA
Mail it to:  NAFA
1010 Old Dixie Highway
Vero Beach,  Fl. 32960
(Please fill out print out form and mail with your check).

$10.00 Adult (18 and older) Advance Spectator tickets
(tickets paid in advance can be picked up at the will call ticket Booth
day of event.  Please bring your credit card receipt.)
$15.00 at the door

$5.00 Pre teens and teens 12 to 17 Advance Spectator tickets
(tickets paid in advance can be picked up at the will call ticket Booth day of event)
$10.00 at the door

Prizes and Awards:
American WORLD PROFESSIONAL JIU-JITSU TRIAL Championship belt will be
given to all first place bracket winners in the Black Belt divisions
and Blue Belt Absolute winner.

The first place winners of the Blue belt division brackets shall receive $300.00    
The winner of the Heavy Weight Absolute Blue belt
shall receive an additional $500.00, and advances to WORLD PRO JIU
JITSU CUP, receiving a Air Line ticket to Abu Dhabi, Hotel
accommodations and meals. 
(Fighters must compete in the brackets to participate in the Absolute).

The Purple belt division will be held first. The first and second place winners from each weight bracket division will move to the Brown/Black belt division. The first place winner of each Purple belt division will receive $300.
The first place winners of the Purple/Brown/Black belt division brackets shall receive $1,200.00
and advance to WORLD PRO JIU JITSU CUP and receive, Air Line ticket to
Abu Dhabi, Hotel accommodations and meals. 

(Fighters in the Purple/Brown/Black Belt must compete in the brackets to participate in the Absolute).
The winner of the Absolute Purple/Brown/Black belt shall receive an additional $2,000.00

MASTERS DIVISION: This is for ages thirty and up.  The prizes associated with these brackets are Abu Dhabi Pro World Trial Metals.

Available to all fighters:
Free use of gym facility Prior to fight day.

Free event tee shirts to all contestants.

25% off event tee shirts for family members of all contestants.

Reserved seating for family members.

Our venue has two full sets of locker rooms with showers and lavatory
facilities non accessible to the public.

We will have a massage therapist at the venue for fighters that want to
be loosened up before or after their fight.  THIS IS FREE.

After fight party at Sandbar Sports Grill.

Sandbar Sports Grill is offering a 15% discount on meals and drinks
to everyone associated with this NAFA Event.  This will include family
and friends.  This offer is good for the entire time you are in town.
Visit Sandbar at: www.sandbarsportsgrill.net

Hotel Arrangements:

has made arrangement with the following hotels to assist our
fighters, their families and friends in reducing travel cost.  This is
high season in Florida.  On an average we have been able to reduce
hotel rates by 39%.   We suggest you book soon!

Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Resort: $89.99 (under the group code NAFA)
1300 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach,  FL.  32931
Ph: 321-392-1628

Comfort Inn Cocoa Beach: $95.00 (cut off date 1-27-09)
Comfort Inn Cocoa Beach
3901 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL.  32931
Ph: 321-783-2221 ext. 613 (2009NAFA).

Double Tree Cocoa Beach: $109.00
Double Tree Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
2080 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL.  32931
Ph: 321-783-9222

Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Conference Center
Rate: $93.00 (code Abu Dhabi)
8298 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL.  32940
Ph: 321-255-0077

Courtesy Notes:
Matches will be scheduled for six minutes.
There will be ten fighting mat areas. Each mat area will have four
chairs for the next two matches.  You will be expected to be seated in
those chair when you are called. You will progress up in the chairs as
the matches before you finish until it is your turn to fight.

In respect for those fighters on the mats, no one will be allowed on the mats or to cross the mats except for those involved in the matches.

Please completely fill all areas below that apply to you to insure proper registration.

Thank you and we hope your hard work and dedication leads you to the goals you seek.

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