Bangkok draws record numbers for seventh Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship

The Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU) seventh Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship has drawn record 581 entries from 30 countries at the Rangsit University Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, from February 24 to 28.

It’s a remarkable increase from the inaugural championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in 2016 that saw 216 athletes from 21 countries compete for the continental honors.

The last edition, the sixth, in Manama, Bahrain, drew 263 contestants from 22 nations, in March 2022. The five-day championship consists of fighting, contact, duo, show and jiu-jitsu.

Topping the entry list is the host nation, with 78 athletes, followed by Kazakhstan (75), Vietnam (55), India (50) and Peoples Republic of China (35).