A total of 69 differently abled para jiu-jitsu athletes from Brazil alone will compete at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro.
As the UAEJJF continue their push to increase opportunities for para athletes, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro will feature para jiu-jitsu from around the country.
Leading the way is GF Team black belt Jorge Nakamura, who is joint first in the World Para Jiu-Jitsu Rank with 440 points.
The Brazilian Para Jiu-Jitsu squad in particular have been very active, sending teams to the Grad Slam events in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and Brazilians hold the top 7 places in the World Para Jiu-Jitsu Ranking.
In the top 25 World Para Jiu-Jitsu Ranking, Brazil currently leads with 12 athletes. The USA have 8 ranked para athletes, Japan has 2, while Costa Rica, UAE and Argentina all have 1.
Last modified: November 10, 2017