What’s On lists places you can learn jiu-jitsu in Abu Dhabi; Muay Thai and Capoeira Sports Club, Cobra Fitness, UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

Just because you’re small doesn’t mean you have to be on the losing end of a fight. The Japanese-Brazilian martial artform jiu-jitsu is all about technique, finesse and yes, a good ol’ grapple on the ground, meaning a fighter of any size can be a winner.

Here’s where to learn jiu-jitsu in Abu Dhabi…

Muay Thai and Capoeira Sports Club
While this gym mainly focuses on Muay Thai and Capoeira, the club told What’s On they will offer jiu-jitsu classes beginning this month.

National Cinema Building, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, timings vary, Dhs75. Tel: (050) 9017528. Taxi: National Cinema on Najda Street. abudhabimuaythai.com

Cobra Fitness
Offering classes in the Brazilian style of jiu-jitsu, this gym recently added even more classes for both children and adults to the schedule.

Al Bandar, Abu Dhabi, Dhs70. Tel: (02) 4496524. Taxi: Al Bandar, across from Spinney’s. facebook.com/muaythaiabudhabi

UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation
The organisers of the world championship, the group also hosts lessons for kids and adults plus ladies-only classes in beginner’s and advanced levels.

Various locations including FGB Arena, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 3336155. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. uaejjf.com