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The Oil Sheikhs Of Jiu-Jitsu & Combat Sports

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The Oil Sheikhs Of Jiu-Jitsu & Combat Sports

How gulf state royalty has been using combat sports as a political tool and what it means…

Is their support and sponsorship a positive thing for combat sports?

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The UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan may be the most influential figure in Jiu-Jitsu whose last name isn’t Gracie.

Not much is known about the Jiu-Jitsu story of this BJJ black belt that has been training since the mid-90’s:

The Black Belt Sheikh: The Incredible Journey of Tahnoon the Godfather of Jiu-Jitsu

UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan regularly trains with all the top Jiu-Jitsu champions. He has them flown in for private sessions in his dojo:

Helio Soneca: ‘Sheikh Tahnoon is One of the Most Technical BJJ Black Belts in The World’

They are pushing for BJJ in the Olympics:

Renzo Gracie: ‘With Abu Dhabi’s Backing, Jiu-Jitsu In The Olympics is a Certain Goal’