The Gulf area has become in a key point for Bodybuilding, with more and more athletes reaching the medals in the international competitions and, one of the reasons, is the investment in education and skills that athletes and coaches are performing, in coordination with the National Federations and IFBB Academy.

As another example, recent weekend June 29th and 30th, IFBB Academy hosted a new edition of the “Bodybuilding Course Level 2”, in Dubai, with over 30 students attending this edition of the course that was taught by the well-known International presenter, Mr. Jaffa Ashkanani. The course offered interesting strategies on training and nutrition for those coaches and athletes with experience in the basic skills of our sports.

The president of IFBB Academy Dubai, Mr. Abdulkarim Mohammed Saeed opened the course and welcomed all the students, joined by the Vice-president Mr. Zayed Al Jallaf, and officials Walid Abdulkarim Mohammed and Jassim Ashkanani. 

Picture: Over 30 athletes and coaches attended the Bodybuilding Course Level 2, in Dubai (above), offered by Prof. Jaffa Ashkanani, awarded by the president of IFBB Academy Dubai, Mr. Abdulkarim Mohammed Saeed and Vice-president, Mr. Zayed Al Jallaf.

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled